The Denver Clinic
The Denver Clinic is a team of medical professionals specializing in management and treatment of conditions and diseases that place people at risk of losing an extremity. At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for more than 20 years, this group has established itself as the Rocky Mountain region's premier medical community to evaluate and treat diseases and trauma that affect the extremities.
Our group brings together important components of patient care:
- Expertise in adult and pediatric oncology, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic oncology, infectious diseases, microvascular plastic surgeons, amputation rehabilitation, pathology, and neuromodulation for pain management
- The latest treatments with proven success based on continuing Denver Clinic clinical research
- Weekly interdisciplinary patient conference
- Active involvement in outcome studies, publications, and presentations at world-wide medical conferences
- Full-time referral coordinator to assist with new patient referrals, appointments, transportation, and lodging during the patient work-up
- Social work services to assist with financial counseling and psychosocial concerns
Conditions We Treat
The Denver Clinic team focuses on treatment of extremity problems. Our main areas of treatment are:
- Extremity Tumors - benign and malignant
- Non-union of Fractures
- Osteomyelitis - bone infection
- Extremity Deformity
- Hip Dysplasia and Other Hip Problems
- Amputation Reconstruction/Revision
- New Amputation
- Mangled Extremities (Stable Trauma)
- Single Limb Traumatic Amputation (Replantation)
- Total Joint Infection and Metal Allergy
- Total Joint Revision
Weekly Patient Conference
The cornerstone of Extremities at Risk Program is a weekly clinical conference where medical specialists gather to discuss clinical issues and potential patient treatment plans. The clinical conference matches advanced protocols or successful new surgical techniques to the individual patient. The treating physician will often return with follow-up information about the results, aiding in future discussions regarding patients with similar problems.
Best Reported Long-Term Survival for Bone Cancer
The intraarterial chemotherapy protocol developed in cooperation with Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center is utilized at The Denver Clinic for treatment of osteosarcoma and malignant fibroushistiosarcoma of the extremity in children and adults. Patient outcomes following treatment using the I-A protocol by the Denver Clinic physicians have resulted in the best 10-year survival for bone cancer in kids and adults compared to any other center in the world.
The Denver Clinic physicians have published these outcomes in peer reviewed journals. For more information please feel free to contact The Denver Clinic at 1-800-262-5462.