Orthopedic specialists in Denver

Our board-certified orthopedic specialists provide the latest advancements in spine care, sports medicine and knee, shoulder and hip replacement surgeries. We offer continued care for our orthopedic patients through our comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation program, which helps patients regain their strength and range of motion following treatment.

Comprehensive orthopedic surgery program

When you come to the Rose Orthopedic & Spine Center, not only can you be assured you are getting exemplary care from the first person you interact with to the last, but you can trust that we consider every patient a breakthrough. Though we have mastered surgeries for spine interventions and new joints, our greatest satisfaction is when each Rose patient realizes they get to live without constant pain after surgery at the Rose Orthopedic & Spine Center.

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We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to care, including board-certified orthopedic surgeons, a dedicated orthopedic and spine nurse navigator, deeply experienced nurse managers, a nursing team trained in orthopedic and spine care, social workers and occupational and physical therapists.

Rose Medical Center goes above and beyond for orthopedic patients. We offer:

  • Individualized treatment plans created especially with your needs and health history in consideration
  • Free pre-operative education classes for joint replacement and spine surgery patients, as well on on-demand videos for patients who can’t attend the classes in-person
  • Free joint replacement or spine surgery pre-operative classes
  • A dedicated orthopedic and spine patient navigator
  • Access to a comprehensive on-site Surgical Readiness Department. Our experienced, compassionate staff offers pre-surgical clearance examinations, necessary lab and imaging studies, patient and family pre-surgical educations, as well as information about optimizing your best recovery
  • Patient guidebooks specific to knee, hip, spine and shoulder surgeries to educate you about what to expect before, during and after surgery and to help keep your records organized
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation program to aid in a healthy recovery
  • Local travel accommodations with a special rate for Rose patients
  • Lower complication and infections rates as compared to the national averages
  • Spine-specific surgical and rehabilitation protocols
  • Both the posterior and anterior approach to total hip replacements
  • Highest quality prostheses
  • High-quality, state-of-the-art spinal implants
  • Participation in world-class joint fellowship program
  • Accessible location at the Rose Medical Center Wolf Building with complimentary valet parking
  • Convenient online pre-registration through our MyHealthOne patient portal to document your information and health history, saving you time on the day of surgery

Joint replacement surgery

A joint replacement surgery typically takes anywhere between one to three hours to perform. Following surgery, patients can expect to spend up to one-and-a-half hours in a recovery room. However, each patient’s needs and circumstances are different, so your time in surgery and/or recovery may vary.

Many joint replacement surgical patients worry about pain during and after their procedure. Most patients only experience discomfort in the days and weeks following their procedure, but this is often a relief compared to the years of chronic joint pain most patients experienced.

Many patients undergoing joint replacement surgery are eager to get back to living an active lifestyle as soon as possible. It is common for joint replacement surgical patients to be able to engage in low-impact activities, like swimming, walking, bicycle riding and golf, after several weeks of rehabilitation and recovery time following surgery.

Rose offers comprehensive joint replacement programs for:

Prepare for your breakthrough: joint replacement and spine surgery pre-op classes

Knowing what to expect when you're facing joint replacement or spine surgery is very important for your recovery. That's why the Rose Orthopedic & Spine Center team offers pre-op classes for hip, knee and shoulder replacement as well as spinal surgery in a number of settings. Learn more about in-person and online options.

Patient navigator

At the Orthopedic & Spine Center at Rose Medical Center, our patient navigator is here to help inform patients about educational resources before surgery, coordinate patient care and ease patients’ anxieties about logistics on the day of surgery. Our patient navigator will:

  • Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
  • Ensure patients are aware of the many educational offerings about their upcoming surgery
  • Help patients understand the pre-planning necessary before undergoing surgery, such as arranging for home help, pet care and preparing your home
  • Serve as a reliable and trusted source with answers to varied questions
  • Provide a personalized touch to orthopedic and spine care by visiting patients during their hospital stay
  • Communicate with patients in the year following surgery

Renee McWee, Orthopedic & Spine Center Patient Navigator

Renee McWee has worked in surgical services at Rose Medical Center for 30 years. She shifted her role to become Rose’s Orthopedic & Spine Center Navigator in 2016 to coincide with the opening of our newly renovated Orthopedic & Spine Center. Renee enjoys the opportunity to work with all Rose orthopedic and spine patients to ensure they receive the education and information they need prior to surgery and after surgery, so their focus can be on achieving their breakthroughs.

Contact Renee today by email or phone at (303) 320-2153.

Arvada Multidisciplinary Clinic

At Rose Medical center, we have expanded our orthopedic footprint in the Denver community through the Rose Arvada Multidisciplinary Clinic. Our clinic allows patients north and west of Denver to seek orthopedic and spine care in a convenient location that is close to home or work.

RoseMed App

Patients now have access to the new RoseMed app, available on Apple’s App Store. Our app is designed to be your personal concierge from pre-op to post-op and everywhere in-between.

Additionally, every room in our Orthopedic & Spine Center is equipped with an Apple TV enabled with AirPlay, a seamless way to wirelessly access content from an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Don’t have your own Apple device? Our Orthopedic & Spine Center has iPads you can borrow while you are in our unit.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)

Rose Medical Center participates in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, which promotes high quality, cost efficient, and better coordination of care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. Rose Medical Center is working closely with its physicians and post-acute care providers to improve quality and coordinate care from the initial hospitalization through recovery. The CJR program permits facilities to enter into financial gainsharing relationships with its collaborators to share in the success of the program.

The Hospital’s written policy for selecting CJR Collaborators is available for download here.

Physician Collaborators

Rose Medical Center has entered into gainsharing arrangements with the following physician collaborators:

  • Ryan Caufield
    4700 Hale Parkway Ste 550 Denver, CO 80220
  • Dennis Chang
    8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 230 Denver, CO 80230
  • Brian Larkin
    4700 Hale Parkway Ste 550 Denver, CO 80220
  • H. Andrew Motz
    8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 230 Denver, CO 80230
  • John Papilion
    8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 230 Denver, CO 80230
  • Steven Traina
    1830 Franklin St. Suite 450 Denver, CO 80218


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