Young Patients with Shoulder Arthritis

Young patients with shoulder arthritis often delay shoulder replacement as there is concern over the longevity of the replacement and difficulty with revision of the shoulder years later. There are many strategies for helping these patients. First and foremost, we try to help them manage the pain and decreased function with conservative therapies. However, in…
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Shoulder with Arthritis – When is Surgery Needed?

Degenerative arthritis of the shoulder affects roughly 4% of the population. The shoulder with arthritis is often present for many years before it becomes symptomatic.  As the arthritis progresses it results in pain, weakness, and loss of motion. For most patients, it is “night pain” that most often compels them to seek medical treatment. As…
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Dr. Jones named a 2019 “Top Doc” by area physicians

Dr. Christopher K. Jones has been named one of Colorado Springs top sports medicine doctors in the 2019 Colorado Springs Style annual Top Docs issue. Each year the magazine works with the El Paso County Medical Society to do a survey with area physicians to find out which doctors the doctors themselves would recommend if…
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How to Prevent ACL Tears

What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides stability to the knee joint by controlling excessive mobility and range of motion. Specifically, this ligament keeps the tibia from moving too far forward and it also helps stabilize rotation and angulation at the knee joint. What causes ACL injury? Of the four main ligaments…
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Why Is My Doctor Never “On Time”

I take great pride in the care that I provide to my patients. Nothing is more important to me than providing them with the best treatment options that are available and having the BEST outcomes. Further, I want them to know that is what they can expect when they come to see me. Thus, I…
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Why I Love Performing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

My interest in shoulder replacement began early in my orthopaedic life.  As a resident, I was fortunate to have worked with some of the best surgeons in their respective fields at Duke University Medical Center.  One of these surgeons was a thought leader in the early development of modern shoulder replacement.  I learned a great…
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Shoulder Dislocations

When someone dislocates their shoulder the ligaments that keep the shoulder in place tear. They typically tear off the glenoid (socket) side of the joint along with the labrum. Less commonly as the shoulder dislocates it may break off the rim of the glenoid creating a bone deficit on the glenoid. When this occurs there…
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Stay Strong & Healthy! Tips to Prevent Injury this Ski Season

‘Tis the season for fresh powder and days of winter fun spent in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You have been waiting all year long to strap on your skis and the time has come! These few precautions can help you make the most of your ski season, preventing injury and helping you to stay strong…
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Your Healthy Family: Inside guided total shoulder replacement surgery

KOAA News5 goes into the operating room with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group for a total shoulder replacement surgery. Read original article here by Ira Cronin, August 21, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS – In this Your Healthy Family we are going into the operating room with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group for a…
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