Tens of millions of Americans experience the health impact of orthopaedic conditions, including arthritis, which represents the nation’s leading cause of disability. This fall, Middle Park Health expanded the scope of our orthopaedic services by merging with Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery. This strategic partnership enhances our ability to deliver high-quality specialty care for injuries and diseases of the foot, spine, ankle, knee, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder to Grand County and beyond. Explore our available services and consider visiting MPH in Granby for your orthopaedic health needs.
MPH Meets Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
This natural partnership was born from a shared mission to provide high-quality care close to home for our community members. Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery also shares our commitment to excellence with fellowship-trained physicians in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine who care for members of the United States Ski Team. The practice has a four-decade legacy in Eagle County and Summit County, with locations in Edwards, Vail, and Frisco. The American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives even honored VSON as the practice of the year in 2020, largely due to its contributions to the health and well-being of the local residents.
Together, MPH and VSON will offer a range of orthopaedic services, treatments, and surgeries, including care for sports injuries, bone and muscle trauma care, joint replacement, soft tissue repair, and joint injections. We also help our patients manage chronic orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis and back pain. Our doctors will provide a holistic approach that treats the entire patient, with advanced training and extensive experience born of compassionate care and community values.
What This Merger Means To You
With the Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery merger, your family will now have convenient access to top-tier doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic problems affecting the muscles and bones, such as:
- Joint dislocation
- Tennis elbow
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal cord injuries such as herniation
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament sprains, strains, and tears
- Limb abnormalities such as clubfoot
- Bone and spine cancer
Specialized areas within our orthopaedic capabilities include vestibular therapy, aquatic therapy, concussion management, and fall prevention.
When you visit us with your concerns, our medical team will conduct a thorough medical history and physical exam. Suppose you need lab or imaging tests to diagnose an injury or disease. In that case, you can access arthrograms, bone scans, computed tomography, discography, MRI, X-ray, and related services right at the same location.
Not all orthopaedic issues require surgery. Often, a conservative treatment plan starts with physical therapy to improve strength and mobility, immobilization as necessary to facilitate healing, medications to reduce pain and other symptoms, and recommendations to improve nutrition and physical activity.
When a health issue does indicate surgical treatment, you can have your procedure right on site. Our orthopaedic surgeons at MPH in Granby provide resurfacing and repair of cartilage, total joint replacement, internal fixation, spinal fusion, osteotomy, soft tissue repair, and release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Depending on your specific condition, we may offer minimally invasive surgery or traditional open surgery.
Why Choose MPH and VSON Orthopaedics
We pride ourselves in serving the communities where we live and work. To that end, we opened the MPH Granby campus in 2013 to offer orthopaedics, comprehensive hospital-based care, emergency services, family practice, surgery, and rehabilitation. Our orthopaedic surgeons have completed years of specialized study of joints, muscles, and bones, often including subspecialty residencies and fellowships focusing on specific body parts, trauma, or sports medicine.
A commitment to ongoing clinical education allows us to grow and provide new evidence-based treatments. For example, we started offering joint replacements in 2018, preventing local patients from traveling out of the county or even the state for this common surgery.
The diverse reach of MPH specialty programs connects the orthopaedics department with other doctors, creating an environment with a true continuity of care. Patients feel comfortable at our clean, modern facilities and appreciate the warm care from our friendly, compassionate team members. In fact, we received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Patient Experience Award in 2019 for emergency department care.
Like the Middle Park Medical Foundation, the Vail Summit Orthopaedic Foundation dedicates resources to community initiatives, including programs for county athletes, students, orthopaedic surgeons in training, and other local residents. They also engage in research to further the profession of orthopaedic medicine and enhance our ability to improve patient quality of life.
As population growth continues in Grand County and surrounding areas, we’ll continue to grow in response to the health needs of our residents. Middle Park Health’s roots in the area begin with the 1933 opening of Kremmling Memorial Hospital. Today, we’re proud of our evolution to a full-service health system designated as a Critical Access Hospital with Colorado’s first Level IV trauma center. Through the years and as we partner with valued local practices, we continue to provide care based on the core values of passion, respect, integrity, dedication, and excellence (PRIDE).
When To Seek Orthopaedics Care
Many Americans struggle with chronic pain and other medical problems affecting the bones and soft tissue. While everyone experiences minor aches and pains from time to time, more serious orthopaedic conditions may not resolve with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication. These health conditions are more common among people who smoke, actively exercise or play sports, are overweight or obese, or have another chronic disease such as diabetes. You might also experience injury if you work in a profession that requires repetitive motion or frequent heavy lifting.
You may not realize that the symptoms you experience reflect an orthopaedic issue. Seek medical help if you develop pain, loss of mobility, weakness, numbness, tingling, unusual joint or tissue appearance, swelling, warmth, redness, unusual fatigue, stiffness, or muscle spasms. Schedule your appointment (remove hyperlink) from Middle Park Health Granby in our new collaboration with Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery at our convenient Specialty Clinic just north of the Granby Ranch attraction. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For acute concerns such as trauma, visit the emergency department here at Granby, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.