Patient Education

At South Metro Bone & Joint we want you to have piece of mind with your health. We have paired up with to give you an in-depth scope of ailments and procedures. Below you can find the most common places poeple have pain.


Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your
body. It allows you to place and rotate your
arm in many positions in front, above, to the
side, and behind your body. This flexibility also
makes your shoulder susceptible to instability
and injury. Depending on the nature of the
problem, nonsurgical methods of treatment
often are recommended before surgery.
However, in some instances, delaying the
surgical repair of a shoulder can increase the
likelihood that the problem will be more difficult
to treat later. Early, correct diagnosis and
treatment of shoulder problems can make a
significant difference in the long run.


Total Hip
The rate of medical complications following
hip replacement surgery is extremely low.
Serious infections, such as a hip joint infection,
occur in less than 2 percent of patients. The
most common cause of infection occurs when
bacteria enter the bloodstream during dental
procedures, urinary tract infections or skin
infections. After your surgery, you should take
antibiotics before having any dental work or
surgical procedure performed.



After surgery, you’ll be taken to the recovery
room and monitored for several hours. After
you awaken from anesthesia, you’ll be taken
to your hospital room. Typically, you’ll remain in
the hospital for three to four days, depending
on your recovery. You may feel some pain that
will be managed with medication to make you
as comfortable as possible.






      Foot / Ankle
a sub-specialty of and that deals with the
treatment, diagnosis and prevention of
disorders of the foot and ankle. Techniques
such as bunionectomies may be used to
surgically remove bunions and other foot and
ankle deformalities, (or fusion of joint spaces)
for inflammatory processes, and surgical
reconstruction (i.e. invasive measures of
manipulating neuromusculoskeletal structures)
to treat other deformalities. Orthotics, physical
therapy, and a change of shoe may act as a
complement to surgical intervention, and in
most cases will be required for optimal