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Your Medical Team for Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries at University of Colorado Hospital

The doctors and staff at University of Colorado Hospital work together to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate your bones, joint and muscle injuries.

Bone, Joint and Muscle Specialists

Family practitioner – A doctor who provides medical care to individuals and families.

Orthopedic surgeon – A doctor who treats injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles.

Physiatrist – A doctor who diagnoses and rehabilitates physical injuries.

Nutritionist – A specialist in the treatment and prevention of disease through proper diet.

Physical therapist – A specialist who treats diseases through exercise, massage, water, light and heat.

Sports psychologist – A psychologist who specializes in the mental aspects of sports activities, exercise and other physical activities.

Other Bone, Joint and Muscle Staff

Athletic trainer – A provider who helps to prevent and treat injuries.


Your Medical Team for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture and Trigger Finger at University of Colorado Hospital

Your medical team includes doctors and nurses who have special training in caring for issues related to the hands. They work together to provide patients with the best individual care.

Hand Specialists

Hand surgeons are doctors who have special training in either orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery, and additional training in dealing with issues related to the hand.

Hand nurses are registered nurses who have special training in hand care and provide patient education and triage care.