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Welcome to the Patient Education Library of
The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado

We invite you to explore our comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help educate you about your orthopedic or spine surgery or condition. Simply click on a topic below to learn more. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your surgery, please feel free to contact The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs at (719) 282-8888.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination or the medical advice of your doctor. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.

Achilles Tendon Tear & Repair
Achilles Tendon Tear & Repair
ACL Tear & Reconstruction - Knee Ligament Injury
Ankle Replacement
Ankle Sprain & Instability
Anterior Hip Replacement
Aquatic Therapy
Arthritis
Arthrocentesis - Pain Management
Arthroscopy
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement
Bennett's Fracture - Fracture of the Base of the Thumb
BOTOX for Pain Management
Boutonniere Deformity - Finger Deformity
Boxer's Fracture - Knuckle Fracture of the Pinky
Bunion
Bunionette
Carpal Instability - Wrist Ligament Injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Endoscopic Release Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Open Release Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Cartilage Tears
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease - Spinal Cord and Nerve Compression
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Neck
Cervical Radiculopathy - Cervical Nerve Compression
Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block - Neck
Cervical Spondylitic Myelopathy - Spinal Cord Compression
Clavicle Fracture - Broken Collar Bone
Claw Toe
Coccydynia - Tailbone Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Concussion (TBI)
Congenital Hand Differences
Costovertebral Block
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Ulnar Nerve Transposition (Elbow)
Degenerative Disc Disease - Spine Degeneration
deQuervain's Tendonitis - Wrist Tendonitis
Diabetic Foot
Discography
Electromyography (EMG) - Nerve Test
Electrotherapy - Pain Management
Epidural Injections - Low Back (Lumbar)
Epidural Injections - Neck (Cervical Transforaminal Steroid Injection)
Epidural Injections - Upper Back (Thoracic)
Facet Injections - Pain Management
Facet Joint Syndrome - Pain Management
Femur Fracture - Broken Thigh Bone
Fibromyalgia
Fluoroscopy
Fractures
Ganglion Cysts - Foot
Golfer's Elbow - Medial Epicondylitis
Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
Hammer Toe
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Hand Nerve Injury and Repair
Heel Pain
Heel Spurs
Herniated Disc - Pain Management
Hindfoot Fracture (Heel/Ankle Joint)
Hip Fracture - ORIF
Hip Resurfacing
Humerus Fracture - Broken Upper Arm
Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Tendon Bursitis - "Goosefoot"
Laminaplasty- Cervical Spine - Pain Management
Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation (Midfoot)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Discectomy
Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Pain Management
Mallet Finger Injury - Baseball Finger
Mallet Toe
Meniscus Tear - Knee Cartilage
(continued)
Metatarsal Fracture (Forefoot)
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement - Arthroplasty
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement - Arthroplasty
Minimally Invasive Lateral Access Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Posterior Fusion Spine Surgery
Morton's Neuroma (Foot)
Myofascial Release
Neck Pain
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Test
Neuromuscular Re-education
Neuropathy - Nerve Pain
Occupational Therapy: An Overview
Orthotics
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteoporosis
Pain Management - An Overview
Pain Management - Arthrocentesis
Pain Management - Facet Injections
Pain Management - Prolotherapy
Pain Management - Trigger Point Injections
Pain Management - Viscosupplementation Therapy
Partial Knee Replacement
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellofemoral Syndrome - Kneecap Problems
Pediatrics - Congenital Hand Differences
Pediatrics - Fractures
Pediatrics - Little League Syndrome, Pitcher's Elbow
Pediatrics - Scoliosis, Curvature of the Spine
Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty
Peripheral Neuropathy
Phantom Limb Pain
Pitcher's Elbow - Little League Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction - Acquired Flatfoot
Preparing for Surgery
Progressive Strengthening
Progressive Strengthening Exercises
Prolotherapy - Pain Management
Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Forearm)
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Tear & Repair
Scaphoid Fracture - Broken Wrist
Sciatica
Scoliosis - Curvature of the Spine
Sesamoid Fracture & Sesamoiditis (Big Toe)
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome - Shoulder Tendonitis
Skier's Thumb
Spinal (Lumbar) Fusion/Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Pinched Nerves in the Back
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for Pain Relief
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis - Slipped Vertebrae
Spondylolysis - Stress Fracture of Spine- Pain Management
Spondylolysis - Stress Fracture of the Spine
Sprains & Strains
Stellate Ganglion Block
Stress Fracture - Leg and Foot
Swan Neck Deformity - Finger Deformity
Tendon Transfers
Tendonitis
Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis
Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Upper Back
Thumb CMC (Basal Joint) Arthroplasty - Thumb Joint Reconstruction
Tibia Fracture - Broken Shinbone
Toe Fracture
Total Knee Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury - Wrist Sprain
Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb
Trigger Points & Trigger Point Injections
Whiplash
Whiplash - Chiropractic Treatment
Wrist Fracture - Open Reduction and Internal or External Fixation