Office of Richard E. Stockelman, MD

Joint Reconstruction

Joint health becomes more important because of the wear and tear experienced by joints as part of the natural aging process. Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group offers a variety of comprehensive operative and non-operative services to treat joint disorders and injuries. We offer reconstruction and replacement techniques that can improve your mobility and quality of life while prolonging the need for a partial or total joint replacement. These techniques include:

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement, in which a smaller surgical incision is made than during a traditional total hip replacement surgery
  • Hip resurfacing, in which the head of the femur is trimmed and capped with a smooth metal covering, while the hip socket is removed and replaced with a metal socket
  • Total knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty), in which the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) at the knee joint are removed and replaced with metal and strong plastic parts
  • Partial knee replacement, in which damaged tissue and bone in the inner knee or the outer knee are replaced with a metal and plastic part
  • Total shoulder replacement surgery (shoulder arthroplasty), in which the head of the upper arm bone (humorous) is removed and replaced with a metal stem and ball, and the shoulder blade socket (glenoid) is smoothed and replaced with a strong plastic socket
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement, which is similar to a total shoulder replacement, but the end of the upper arm bone is replaced by a metal stem and plastic socket, and the shoulder blade socket, is fitted with a metal ball
  • Partial shoulder replacement (hemiarthroplasty), in which only the head of the upper arm bone, or the shoulder blade socket is replaced
  • Shoulder resurfacing, in which the head of the upper arm bone is trimmed and capped with a smooth metal covering, and the shoulder blade socket may be smoothed and replaced with a strong plastic socket or tissue graft
  • ACL reconstruction, in which a torn anterior cruciate ligament is rebuilt using tissue — most commonly the kneecap tendon or hamstring tendon – from a donor or the patient’s body
  • MCL reconstruction, in which a torn medial collateral ligament that has not healed and restored stability to the inner knee is rebuilt using tissue from a donor or the patient’s body
  • Osteochondral allograft transplantation, in which cartilage from a donor is implanted to help restore stability in a patient’s knee, ankle or shoulder
  • UCL reconstruction, in which a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is rebuilt using a tendon tissue from a donor or patient’s body
  • Total elbow replacement (elbow arthroplasty), in which an artificial elbow joint is inserted in the upper arm bone and lower arm bone (ulna)

Call (719) 632-7669 to make an appointment today with Dr. Stockelman or use our online appointment request form.

Office of Richard E. Stockelman, MD