At 71 years old I could not enjoy swimming or water aerobics -it was too painful. Then, my arthritic shoulder kept me up frequently at night. My muscles (software) are pretty good but my bony joints (hardware) are eroded and spurred. Twelve weeks ago Dr. Jones replaced my left shoulder. With good physical therapy, I’m back to gentle swims and raising both hands high. I’m so grateful to Dr. Jones for getting my life back.
Being in the world of extreme sports as long as I have, I’ve had my fair share of doctors. Dr. Jones and his office are both easy to work with and it is a comfortable atmosphere every visit. Thanks again doc.
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic group is a top-notch organization dedicated to returning athletes to the field through a comprehensive course of treatment. From initial visit to the last day of Physical Therapy, my overall experience following a knee injury was nothing short of outstanding. I have had two foot and two knee surgeries and this was by far the best experience I have ever had.
Dr. Jones is an exemplary surgeon; his bedside manner, his innovative techniques and thorough follow-up care make him the best surgeon I have ever encountered. I had a rather gruesome knee injury that I feared might take me away from the activities I love. I initially met with another surgeon at CSOG who referred me to Dr. Jones. When we met for the first time we reviewed the films together and then spent a long time talking about the sports I enjoy (karate, skiing, baseball) and my expectations following the surgery. My expectation was that I could return to all of these activities and not have to worry about a repeat injury.
The course of treatment Dr. Jones followed was, to me, innovative (I had a similar injury/procedure to the other knee ten years prior with much different results) and relied on my willingness to complete the PT afterward in order to return to full function. Three months later I am back to all of my activities without concern.
I am 44 years old, but I never felt like an old man with Dr. Jones, he treated me like an athlete and, in conjunction with the CSOG Physical Therapy Team, developed a treatment plan to return me to the field, not just for long strolls on the beach.
The CSOG Physical Therapy Team met me directly after surgery and then again for my first post op appointment. I always had the feeling that Matt and Julie and the entire PT staff were part of a team dedicated to my return to the field. They developed a comprehensive plan to develop my strength and flexibility through a wide range of cardio and strength training exercises. They pushed me hard but I always felt like I was part of the team working to return my knee to full function. Honestly, I am stronger now than I was before the injury and the PT team has given me the tools to keep myself strong and flexible for the long term. All of this was accomplished in a fun, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. I am happy to report that this past weekend I was
back teaching karate and skiing black diamonds.
The staff at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is an absolutely outstanding group of dedicated and caring professionals. I give them my highest possible recommendation for orthopaedic care.
When I injured my knee skiing, I was so devastated to think about surgery and wondered if I could ever get back to competing in Ironman distance triathlons. My two good friends, both physicians, recommended Dr. Christopher Jones. After meeting with Dr. Jones, I felt reassured that once my healing was complete, I could get back to the endurance sports that I love. I was extremely confident in Dr. Jones surgical abilities. My surgery and recovery went very smoothly. I was very happy that Dr. Jones treated me as an individual with my goals and fitness in mind when guiding me through my recovery. I am pleased with the progress my knee is making. At 6 months post-surgery, I am back to running, swimming and biking and look forward to racing again soon.
Janelle Allen, Colorado Springs, CO
I have been so satisfied with my treatment, that I have also taken my competitive gymnast daughter to Dr. Jones for treatment. He was able to schedule her right away and give her expert care.
I have been bodybuilding for eight years and a patient of Dr. Jones for five. My training regiment has become increasingly more intense over the years and there have been a number of injuries that have come along with that. I feel very lucky that I was referred to Dr. Jones by my primary 5 years ago for a shoulder injury that required surgery. Dr. Jones understands that training is what I love and always lays out the best options to keep me in the game. I was skeptical about receiving PRP treatment for my tennis elbow but when Dr. Jones suggested it, I trusted his advice. After two treatments and several months of recovery, I was back and hitting new PR’s on everything. This sport is extremely hard on my body and joints I know, but I feel confident to continue because of his excellent work and advice. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Chris Kohl, Colorado Springs
On Christmas Eve 2013, I tripped and fell in the garage, shredding my bicep and tearing the rotator cuff in my left arm. After seeing my primary care physician, going through physical therapy and having two injections, I finally got a referral to Dr. Jones. He reviewed the X-rays and MRI, determined what was wrong and that I needed surgery to repair the damage. He did arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder July 2014 and the right shoulder February 2015. After completing
physical therapy I feel like I have a new lease on life with full range of motion in both arms and no pain. Dr. Jones is listens to his patients and is kind and caring.
Thanks for your help Dr. Jones.
Barbara Hector, Colorado Springs
Before having shoulder surgery, I contacted a number of friends that had shoulder surgery to ask them about their experiences. After hearing glowing reports about Dr. Jones, I decoded to ask my friends at Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates their opinion as to who the best shoulder repair surgeon in Colorado Springs is. They unequivocally told me Christopher Jones. Now, six months after my surgery, I can add my voice to the acclaim based on my experience. Everyone told me that shoulder surgery is the most painful and difficult rehab. I discontinued all pain medications two days after surgery because of unpleasant side effects. The pain was manageable. I took rehab seriously and, as a result, was able to return to reasonably normal activities well before the twelve weeks of rehab were completed. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Gene Schwartz, Colorado Springs
I received a letter from Dr. Jones’ office regarding possible feedback and testimonial on my shoulder surgery.
I had shoulder surgery on 28 July 2015. When I was referred to Dr. Jones I was a bit skeptical- long periods of endured pain will do that to a person. Dr. Jones was patiently quiet and listened to my (long) litany of aches, pains and causes. After a few tests that confirmed the arthritis and possible rotator cuff tear Dr. Jones clearly outlined the two possible paths; i.e., MORE physical therapy or surgery. I told him that since I already had years of PT let’s just go ahead with the surgery. He slapped his knee and said, “That’s what I’d recommend!” I laughed and asked why he didn’t just say so. His reply was that it was my decision, but a good one.
My point is that I liked his style from that point on. I knew then that he knew exactly what he was doing and the doctor-patient relationship was cemented with a demonstrated capability to size up both patient AND problem. The surgery went smoothly, and the follow-up, with all the personnel; i.e., Physician Assistants, Physical Therapy, etc., have contributed to a restoration of my use of my left arm and shoulder. I highly recommend Dr. Jones and his team at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Health Group,
Dr. Christopher Faria, D.Min., Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher Jones repaired the Rotor-cuff in my right shoulder. I couldn’t ask for a more caring physician/surgeon. The surgery went very well and therapy went as scheduled and within 3 months I had full movement. I will be having Dr. Jones repair the left shoulder in October. His bedside manner cannot be beat. Dr. Jones is a very caring person and I certainly would recommend him to anyone that needed shoulder surgery.
Patricia S Comeau-Shook
I am a 46 yr old man who destroyed his rotator cuff in the gym trying to keep up with all the 20 and 30 somethings I work with. I do overseas diplomatic security and physical fitness is paramount in the performance of my duties. I went to Doctor Jones as he was the doctor who performed both of my mothers’ shoulder replacements and did an outstanding job on both.
Once all the exams/MRI’s were done and surgery was deemed necessary, Dr Jones explained the entire process and was very patient with my and my wife’s questions and concerns. At no time did I feel rushed or I was being treated as “just another patient”. Come surgery day, again Dr Jones met with us and was very confidence inspiring and calming. I came out of surgery with flying colors and after a quality physical therapy regime, I healed very well and returned to work 3 months later with little limitations.
Without a doubt I would use Dr Jones and his team again.
Matt G. , Colorado Springs
Shoulder pain was my worst enemy for a number of years, even after I had undergone rotator cuff surgery. I was sleeping only 3 or 4 hours nightly because of pain and could not lift our youngest grandchild. My wife and I love to travel, but I was embarrassed that I could not lift her suitcase and place in the overhead bin.
On January 28, 2016, I had a reverse shoulder replacement with Dr. Jones. Today April 27, 2016, I was able to trim trees with pruners, shovel dirt out of flower pots, and complete all daily functions without pain in my left shoulder. I am sleeping normally without pills and plan to be fly fishing in the middle of May (less than 4 ½ months after surgery). My physical therapist said she was extremely proud of my progress, but that all of her patients referred by Dr. Christopher Jones, M.D. had done extremely well.
I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Jones and am thankful to him for my reverse shoulder replacement. My surgical experience was so positive that I plan to have the same procedure on my right shoulder this year at age 72, as I want to be able to continue to fly fish, travel and bike. If anyone reading this is having shoulder pain, I highly recommend that you consider all the options that are available to you and seek out a talented surgeon.
Thank you, Dr. Jones, for giving me a new lease on an active lifestyle.
Ken Nall, Colorado Springs
Two of my most trusted friends recommended Dr. Jones to me after more than 3 years of unresolved shoulder pain following a mountain bike accident. Other doctors had been dismissive and I thought I was destined to live with chronic pain for the rest of my life. When I visited with Dr. Jones, he took my injuries seriously and after an office evaluation, he ordered MRIs to assess the extent of the damage. The imaging showed that both rotator cuffs had full thickness tears with one torn even worse than the other.
Dr. Jones arthroscopically repaired both of my rotator cuffs within 9 months of each other. Both surgeries were complex and complete successes. Because of the extent of the injuries and the surgical expertise required to make the repairs, I truly believe a lesser skilled surgeon would not have achieved the same results. It’s been almost 5 years and I have had no pain and the repairs have held up throughout the course of my high impact sports. Dr. Jones is passionate about his work and deserves the highest possible recommendation as a caring and highly skilled orthopedic surgeon.
Marty Haynes, Colorado Springs
Being in the world of extreme sports as long as I have, I’ve had my fair share of doctors. Dr. Jones and his office are both easy to work with and it is a comfortable atmosphere every visit. Thanks again doc
Dr. Jones is my surgeon and I had PHENOMENAL RESULTS.
My name is Jo and I am 61 yrs old. When my left shoulder locked up and I could no longer move it, my doctor sent me to Dr. Jones. I had and x-ray and then an MRI. Determining that I had arthritis and bone spurs in my shoulder joint, Dr. Jones and I determined he should do an orthoscopic operation to see if he could free the joint. He got in there and scrapped out the arthritis and filed off the bone spurs. Afterward he told me to get out of the sling as soon as possible. That night I took it off.
I started physical therapy three days later. Other than it has taken a while for my muscles to realize what they used to know and how to work. Stretch stretch stretch….. PT and Dr. Jones has completely brought back my range of motion in my arm. It has been six weeks since my surgery and I couldn’t be happier.
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Jones and his team. A very nice and competent man and fabulous facility and people who work with and for him.
He did surgery on my shoulder a few years back and I am so thankful!! Awesome Doctor!!
I had 4 surgical issues, 2 of them considered major surgeries in the course of a few years. Prior to the first surgery, I was very competitive in gymnastics, track, and swimming. After my first knee surgery my entire world was ripped out from under me. Dr. Jones did a phenomenal job. I can do anything now with no limitations. I have competed competitively in swimming in college the past 2 years and have had no problems and can do the things I love once again!
Thanks again Dr. Jones! 🙂
Julia Atwood, Colorado Springs
Jackson Spalding, Air Force Academy Colorado Springs