If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with a total joint surgeon or want to learn more about the physicians, please contact The Steadman Clinic or Vail-Summit Orthopaedics direct for more information.
Vail Health Total Joint Care offers the expertise of world renowned orthopedic surgeons from The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics specializing in knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle replacements and reconstruction. As the highest volume provider in the Rocky Mountains, we utilize the latest technologies to provide safe and effective surgical procedures. Total joint replacement restores function allowing patients to perform their activities without debilitating pain.

Procedures are performed at Vail Health Hospital in the heart of Vail Village and at the Vail Valley Surgery Center located next to Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards. Both facilities utilize the latest technologies, equipment and provide safe, effective procedures. Your surgeon and their team will work with you to determine the surgical facility that is best for your needs. For more information review our frequently asked questions and learn more about recovery and rehabilitation

Total Joint Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty) or (TKA) is  for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, wear and tear, trauma, or a knee deformity.  The damaged arthritic surfaces of the knee joint known as the femur, tibia, and possibly the patella, are replaced with metal and plastic components. These new components act as the joint surfaces, alleviating pain,  and restoring function of the knee.
 
Total hip replacement surgery (total hip arthroplasty) or (THA) is for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis,  wear and tear, trauma, or a hip deformity.  The damaged arthritic surfaces of the hip joint known as the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket), are replaced with metal and plastic components. These new components act as the joint surfaces, alleviating pain, and restoring function of the hip.
 
Total shoulder replacement surgery (total shoulder arthroplasty) or (TSA) is an option for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease resulting from wear and tear, trauma, or a shoulder deformity. During surgery, the damaged or arthritic surfaces of the head of the humerus (ball) and the glenoid (socket) are replaced with metal and plastic components. These components act as the new joint surfaces to restore mobility and function of the hip.
 
Total ankle replacement surgery (Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement) or (STAR) is for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, wear and tear, trauma, or ankle deformity. The damaged or arthritic surfaces of the ankle known as the tibia and the talus are replaced with metal and plastic components. These new components act as the joint surfaces, alleviating pain, and restoring function of the ankle. 
The majority of total joint replacement patients can expect good to excellent outcomes.  Most patients can return to low-impact sports like golf, biking, walking and hiking, swimming, and gentle skiing. In order to reach these goals, physical therapy is an important part of the process to regain range of motion, decrease swelling, increase strength, and restore full function of your new joint.

Vail Health is focused on making you, your family, or care partners comfortable with your choice to receive a total joint replacement by educating you and outlining expectations throughout this process. It is recommended that you view or attend our pre-op knee and hip class to prepare you with the necessary information before your procedure. It’s our to ensure you have an all-encompassing and excellent experience. 
Pre-Op Hip and Knee Education Class: This pre-op education class is for patients scheduled for or who are having hip or knee replacement surgery. Classes are for patients and their caregivers. The class is free.

Total Joint Replacement Providers

The Steadman Clinic

The Steadman Clinic
Phone: (970) 476-1100
Locations: Vail, Edwards, Frisco
Website: thesteadmanclinic.com

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics

Phone: (970) 476-7220 
Locations: Vail, Edwards, Frisco 
Website: vsortho.com