Testimonials

  • Chris Mayer

    Chris Mayer

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    “Dr. Pater is extremely knowledgeable.  He explained everything to me and I knew exactly what was happening.” Chris Mayer discovered Jiu-jitsu at the Dark Horse BJJ academy in Longmont in 2010 and was instantly hooked.  He is dedicated to his sport and trains several hours 3-4 times a week.  Chris was in the best shape […]


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  • Cheryl Beck

    Cheryl Beck

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Total Joint Replacement


    “My hip replacement changed my life!”  At age 68, Cheryl Beck is a very busy lady. The Colorado native walks or hikes 2+ miles most days, plans to return soon to her Body Combat martial arts and yoga classes, works at a local quilt shop and enjoys camping so much that she and her husband […]


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  • Daniel Duzan

    Daniel Duzan

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    “When you combine a great surgeon with a great device you get great results! “ Daniel Duzan is a 37 year old extreme sports fanatic.  When he’s not working, you will find him dual sport motorcycle riding and snowboarding with his lovely wife.  In 2014 Dan started experiencing pain in his neck.  Dan lived in […]


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  • Jane Cantrell

    Jane Cantrell

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    “Dr. Gerlach is friendly, knowledgeable and straight-forward.  He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.” Jane Cantrell exemplifies the John Muir quote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go”.  She loves camping so much that she lives in an RV with her husband of 17 years and their two shiatzus.   Living […]


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  • Jason Ennis

    Jason Ennis

    Surgeon: Dr. George W. Chaus

    Reason for orthopedic care: Fracture & Trauma Care


    ‘Top notch – triple A – 5 out of 5 stars – I felt like I was worth a million bucks with the treatment I received from Dr. Chaus and the entire staff.”   Jason Ennis is a former military man who loves to ride his motorcycle and work out.  In less than 14 months, Jason […]


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  • Erin Williams

    Erin Williams

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    “There isn’t anything I wouldn’t try now.  I wish I would have done something sooner!” Erin Williams was a college athlete.  She played point guard for Rockhurst College, a DII school in Missouri.   During her junior year, her lower back started hurting.   She was diagnosed with a herniated disc between her 5th lumbar vertebra and […]


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  • Rod Lindemann

    Rod Lindemann

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    Letter from a Spine Surgery Patient & Family Dr. Gerlach and Team, YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE OUR HEROES!! My 80 year-old father, Rod, has been struggling with debilitating lower back pain for the past 3 years in rural northern California. My father has reached a point where he could not even take care of […]


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  • Kathy Hasch

    Kathy Hasch

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Total Joint Replacement


    “My 18 year nightmare is over! Dr. Koldenhoven improved my life 100%!” “Just do it!” is the motto Kathy Hasch lives by.  At 73 years young, the retired mortgage banker and grandmother, is embracing everything life has to offer. Kathy has a big yard and delights in growing flowers. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, especially […]


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  • Kyle Snyder

    Kyle Snyder

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    “I am 100% pain free and extremely glad I did it.  Dr. Gerlach is fantastic and all of the staff knows what they are doing.  I felt taken care of by a great team.” Kyle Snyder is a dedicated husband and proud father to 18 year old twins – a boy and a girl – […]


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  • Don Carpenter

    Don Carpenter

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Total Joint Replacement


    “I just love Dr. FitzGibbons because he opened doors for me that I thought were closing or closed.  I never thought that at 72 I’d be the guy running the bases for my teammates, but I can and I do! “ Don Carpenter was an athlete in high school and college.  As a freshman, he […]


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  • David Clearman

    David Clearman

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Total Joint Replacement


    “All the people that took care of me were excellent, total professionals, and very compassionate.  Dr. FtizGibbons is a fabulous surgeon; I think the world of him and Sybil.  “ David Clearman is a semi-retired building contractor that has found the second love of his life – a beautiful horse named Garnet.  (His first love […]


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  • Jake Sommervold

    Jake Sommervold

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Total Joint Replacement


    “This place is as good as it gets, the best doctors in their field combined with a professional, courteous and caring staff,  you just can’t get any better than that.”   Jake Sommervold is taking advantage of every minute of retirement.  He loves Colorado and gets outside as often as possible.  Jake is an avid […]


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  • John Booren

    John Booren

    Surgeon: Dr. Nirav R. Shah

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


     “After only 3 months, I am very thankful to be back living again!  It’s even nice to be back at work.”  Colorado native, John Booren, enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle, including: fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and bow hunting. However, that all came to an abrupt stop with the first snow storm of the […]


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  • Jackie Such

    Jackie Such

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    Jackie loves the outdoors, but felt limited, “I didn’t want to be active because I had so much pain … I had pain all the way down the back of my leg to my ankle.” Jackie did her own research on Dr. Gerlach and quickly discovered that he is “whip smart.”  “Dr. Gerlach graduated at […]


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  • Rose and Jeannemarie Buck

    Rose and Jeannemarie Buck

    Surgeon: Dr. Peter D. Wood

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hip Pain & Injuries


    Rose Buck is nothing short of a spit fire. Her presence is dynamic and when she walks into a room she is not only noticed she is heard. “If you were in the room, you knew I was there,” she laughed.  “I could not creep up on anyone.” Rose wasn’t describing her outgoing personality and […]


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  • Rich Woodburn

    Rich Woodburn

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    Rich loves working on his cars, but it became difficult when he developed Dupytren’s Disease. Dupytren’s disease, also known as Viking’s disease, is a connective tissue disorder. The disease causes thickening in the palm and can progress to create flexion contractures of the fingers. When contractures progress and create functional difficulty, action should be taken. For […]


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  • Randall White

    Randall White

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    Randall White: class act, Vietnam War veteran, husband of 45 years, total shoulder replacement recipient. When Randall’s right shoulder started to become painful four years ago, he chose to ignore the pain and hoped it would magically disappear. “I was the poster child for Aleve and ibuprofen. It was my placebo,” Randall said.  Yet the […]


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  • Anne Schmitt

    Anne Schmitt

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    Anne Schmitt has been playing the piano since she was a little girl.  She also knits, gardens and shows her Australian Shepherds.  As pain started developing in her thumbs, she eventually had to give up the things she enjoyed, “I started getting pain in my thumbs all the time … even picking up a piece […]


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  • Louis Anderson

    Louis Anderson

    Surgeon: Dr. Curtis L. Leonard

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May, Louis Anderson was enjoying a 32-mile bike ride on Big Dry Creek Trail. That enjoyment came to a screeching halt when Louis was thrown from his bike at 35 mph. When he hit the ground, he broke his wrist and skinned his knee all the way to the bone. […]


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  • Dave Monhollen

    Dave Monhollen

    Surgeon: Dr. Curtis L. Leonard

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    Dave and Carol Monhollen moved to Colorado to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In March, Dave had an extensive workload of wood carving; nonetheless, he still managed a 15-mile hike. By the end of that same week, Dave wasn’t feeling so well.   He hoped to get rid of the fatigue and sluggishness with […]


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  • Alex Willie

    Alex Willie

    Surgeon: Dr. Curtis L. Leonard

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    “Dr. Leonard, Thanks for fixing my wrist and getting me back on my bike.”


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  • Ron Madrid

    Ron Madrid

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Foot & Ankle


    A year ago, Handyman Ron Madrid was on a ladder installing electrical conduit.  The ladder shifted and Ron jumped.  When he landed, he landed hard and directly on his heel. “I originally thought it was a bruise, but later found out I fractured my heel and I needed surgery,” Ron said. Ron had surgery with […]


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  • Russell Leabch

    Russell Leabch

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Foot & Ankle


    Russell (Russ) Leabch is no stranger to the championship podium; however, in December of 2011 he thought his career had come to an end. “I had a bulge on my ankle,” Russ said. “The bigger it got the more it hurt because it was pushing on a nerve.” Russ had been diagnosed with a ganglion […]


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  • Florence McKinney

    Florence McKinney

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Foot & Ankle


    At first glance, you would never guess Florence McKinney has a bionic ankle. This sweet woman, in her mid-70s, is still active and enjoying life. Every day you will find Florence and her husband, Francis, taking 1.5 to 2 mile walk. “My [ankle] replacement has great range of motion.” Florence’s ankle complications began, by accident, […]


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  • Todd Van Selus

    Todd Van Selus

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Foot & Ankle


    “Dr. K strikes the perfect balance of proper healing with understanding that it’s all about getting back to the enjoyment of life.I always knew I was getting the straight truth from him, which gave me the confidence to stay active while in a walking boot. It’s obvious getting his patients back on both feet is […]


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  • Heather Corey

    Heather Corey

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Foot & Ankle


    “Dr. Koldenhoven – I have enclosed a photo of my recent trip to Ireland to illustrate my joy and success with the results of your Talus bone surgery.  On this trip to Ireland I was able to fulfill a couple of dreams – horseback riding across the hills of Ireland and dancing on the shores […]


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  • John McCutchon

    John McCutchon

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hip Pain & Injuries


    Lieut. Col. John McCutchon served as an Officer in the Army Airborne Infantry for 24 years.  “When I was in the army I injured my back, but I didn’t realize it,” John said.   “Due to the physical training the muscles did a lot to alleviate a lot of skeletal pain.”   When John retired in 2009 […]


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  • John McCutchon

    John McCutchon

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    Lieut. Col. John McCutchon served as an Officer in the Army Airborne Infantry for 24 years.  “When I was in the army I injured my back, but I didn’t realize it,” John said.   “Due to the physical training the muscles did a lot to alleviate a lot of skeletal pain.”   When John retired in 2009 […]


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  • Alex Shelly

    Alex Shelly

    Surgeon: Dr. Matthew R. Gerlach

    Reason for orthopedic care: Spine Care & Surgery


    Alex Shelly is lucky to be alive, let alone walking. On July 5, 2014, Alex and her grandfather were vacationing with a group of friends at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho. There were six riders spread across five off-road vehicles, two of the drivers were blinded by the sun and drove off a […]


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  • Jennifer Kearns

    Jennifer Kearns

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    “The six weeks of physical therapy with Lonnie were crucial. I’m a go-getter when it comes to PT. I set my own personal goals. I had surgery on December 27 and my goal was to be back on my bike by the following May … and I was.”


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  • Kristin (Kristy) Lee

    Kristin (Kristy) Lee

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    From the moment Kristy enters a room you can feel a surge of energy: her enthusiasm is contagious and her determination is something to be admired.  Nonetheless, Kristy’s character was tested when her athletic career came to a screeching halt. In 2012, Kristy was playing on the varsity soccer team (as a freshman) and within […]


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  • Francesca Repetto

    Francesca Repetto

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    Francesca’s first experience with Front Range Orthopedics & Spine was in 1998 when she started developing pain in her left arm.  When her weakness started causing her to drop things she decided to make an appointment with Dr. FitzGibbons.   The discovery: a major tear in the rotator cuff.  “The tear was due to many years […]


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  • Richard Juday

    Richard Juday

    Surgeon: Dr. Gregg A. Koldenhoven

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    Front Range Orthopedics & Spine patient, Dr. Richard Juday (pictured in green), awarded Dr. FitzGibbons and Dr. Koldenhoven  with his medals he recently won at the 2014 Badminton State Games. “You’ve heard of ‘re-gifting’ an item at Christmas?  Well, I am expressing my gratitude most recently by ‘re-awarding’ my medals from the July 2014 State […]


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  • Richard Juday

    Richard Juday

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    Front Range Orthopedics & Spine patient, Dr. Richard Juday (pictured in green), awarded Dr. FitzGibbons and Dr. Koldenhoven  with his medals he recently won at the 2014 Badminton State Games. “You’ve heard of ‘re-gifting’ an item at Christmas?  Well, I am expressing my gratitude most recently by ‘re-awarding’ my medals from the July 2014 State […]


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  • Stacey Carl

    Stacey Carl

    Surgeon: Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    “Sixteen years after my ACL reconstructions and ankle ligament reconstruction (among other things), 4,800+ skydives, hundreds of ice hockey games, thousands of miles of mountain biking and hiking, countless hours of jet ski, wake board and water ski time, and countless snowboard runs … still going strong and as good as before the surgeries. I […]


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  • Scott Evans

    Scott Evans

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    Last April it rained… it froze… and then it snowed. When Scott stepped out the front door, he didn’t realize there was ice under the snow.  That realization became evident when he hit the ground two steps down, “I tried to get up but I couldn’t. My shoulder was burning. ” Scott was taken, by […]


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  • Norma Conoway

    Norma Conoway

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hip Pain & Injuries


    Norma Conaway has been through three hip replacement surgeries.   Her first experience with Front Range Orthopedics & Spine was following a hip replacement by another office.  “Six months after my hip replacement I was still in pain.  My primary care doctor suggested I go see Dr. Cooney for another opinion.” Norma was facing a failed […]


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  • Bill Farrell

    Bill Farrell

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Knee Pain & Injuries


    Bill Farrell is a lifetime athlete and at age 56 he wasn’t ready to give up his love for sports,   “From 1979-1996, I was a professional ski instructor.  I also raced Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom professionally for two years,”  Bill reminisced. “I played a lot of basketball too.”  Bill’s love for an active lifestyle […]


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  • Carolyn Lambert

    Carolyn Lambert

    Surgeon: Dr. William P. Cooney

    Reason for orthopedic care: Shoulder Pain & Injuries


    Carolyn Lambert is more than what meets the eye.   Yes, she came to us to have both her shoulders repaired; however, her story of inspiration runs much deeper. Carolyn was the definition of a true athlete.  If there was an Ironman, marathon, triathlon or any long race you can imagine, Carolyn was there.  In […]


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