After 49 years of running his sprinkler business and a lifetime of indulging his passion for fly fishing, Jon Gartz’s joints were wearing out. “My left shoulder started causing me a lot of trouble. Every morning I would wake up with total pain. I couldn’t really function. I couldn’t do the p…

Stryker Orthopaedics, owner of Mako SmartRobotics™, recently releasedDr. Kevin Borchard’s first quarter 2021 total knee arthroplasty (TKA) data.

SCL Health has provided hospital care through St. Mary’s Medical Center and a wide range of specialty care services on the Western Slope for 125 years. What you may not know, is that we have recently expanded primary care services to our vast network of integrated care in the region.

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Following the birth of her second child, Darlene Behrman found herself struggling with what is commonly known as the postpartum blues. “After I had my baby, I just felt overwhelmed,” she says. “I felt like I had no control over my emotions, and it was starting to affect my family.  I knew I …

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Borchard and Sports Medicine and Nutrition physician, Dr. Justin Grant, work together to help Colorado Advanced Orthopedics’ (CAO) patients with elevated Body Mass Index (BMI) who are in need of orthopedic surgery.

As the time approached to give birth to her fourth child, Joia Heid had a decision to make. “My first baby was born via C-section, my second was a vaginal birth, and my third was a footling breech which made a C-section necessary. But something in my gut told me that this baby was supposed t…

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine’s (CAO) Dr. Kevin Borchard performs revision total knee arthroplastysurgery when a prior knee replacement has failed.

When Glenwood Springs resident Tara Harman and her husband, John, learned that she was pregnant with the couple’s first baby, her initial reaction was disbelief. “We had been trying for so long that it took a while to sink in that this was really happening. It was overwhelming and exciting a…

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Stryker Orthopaedics and owner of the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System, recently released Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine’s (CAO), Dr. Kevin Borchard’s, reported knee and hip surgical outcome data for 2020.

After 49 years of running his sprinkler business and a lifetime of indulging his passion for fly fishing, Jon Gartz’s joints were wearing out. “My left shoulder started causing me a lot of trouble. Every morning I would wake up with total pain. I couldn’t really function. I couldn’t do the p…

One of the most important predictors of successful surgery outcomes concerns quality of sleep.

When Lacy Townsend learned that she was pregnant, she felt pure excitement. But she was also nervous and a little scared. “I had a stillborn baby the year before, so this was a very special baby to me, this was my rainbow baby. I was afraid of losing him so it was important to find a provide…

Dr. Kevin Borchard and Stryker’s Mako Robotic Arm create a powerful man and machine combo for more effective and safer joint replacement surgery

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It started about four years ago when Laurel Carpenter and Melissa Humphrey bought matching parkas and then matching comfort shoes.

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When Kyra Brach found out she was pregnant for the first time, she knew she wanted her baby to be delivered by a Certified Nurse Midwife. “Midwives are open to different ways of giving birth and are able to spend more time and provide support in a more personal way,” she says. Kyra visited t…

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Following the birth of her second child, Darlene Behrman found herself struggling with what is commonly known as the postpartum blues. “After I had my baby, I just felt overwhelmed,” she says. “I felt like I had no control over my emotions, and it was starting to affect my family.  I knew I …

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Spine in Meeker offers non-operative pain relief options for various conditions with Ultrasound guided injections.

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When Rita and Dan Griffin received notice from Rocky Mountain Health Plans earlier this year that it was no longer going to carry the Medicare Cost heath care plan they had with the local insurer for years, they scrambled to find something else.

Pioneers Medical Center began scanning patients in their new Hitachi Echelon Oval wide bore MRI machine late October. Located in Meeker, Colorado, Pioneers is the second hospital in the State and the only hospital on the Western Slope to offer this type of advanced imaging.

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