An Innovative New Model for Patient Care: CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine Hand and Spine Center

CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center is now open and is proud to offer the most advanced medical technology and minimally invasive procedures to address a variety of conditions.

The newest hub for innovative medical technologies, leading-edge minimally invasive procedures and comprehensive patient care is now open – as one of few centers of its kind in the nation – and serving patients from across the country..

The CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center consists of a multi-disciplinary team of board-certified providers specializing in regenerative medicine; hand-wrist-and elbow conditions; brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries; and non-operative spine care.

Located at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver, board-certified physicians who are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provide a team approach with expertise across orthopedic and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialties. These experts provide patients with a comprehensive assessment drawing on extensive experience, a thorough clinical evaluation and advanced diagnostic testing. Treatment solutions include minimally invasive arthroscopic and surgical procedures (many without general anesthesia); joint, tendon and ligament injections using biologic technologies not available at many centers; diagnostic and interventional ultrasound; and advanced procedures involving the spine, brachial plexus and peripheral nerves, hand and upper limb. This trailblazing, integrated approach will enhance the efficiency and quality of patient care across the metro Denver region..

Featuring two procedure areas, recovery spaces, and an onsite regenerative medicine laboratory, the CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center affords patients the opportunity to be seen by a specialist for their joint or nerve ailment or injury, and in many cases also receive a minimally invasive procedure the same day. “We are performing procedures with new technology that allows for minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment with instruments the size of a needle,” says regenerative medicine specialist, Jason L. Dragoo, MD.

Dr. Dragoo is referring to one of many non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures offered at this center: an ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release pioneered by CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center provider and Chief Medical Officer of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO.

“Ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release is a novel approach using just a needle and cutting thread. This procedure takes about 30 minutes and patients will often go back to work the same day. This is a promising technique with potential benefits for many patients,” says Dr. Finnoff. He discusses this treatment and more here.

CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center also features a concierge service and travel program, facilitating access to world-class care and a streamlined experience for patients both near and far. The concierge medicine team can assist you with appointment scheduling, travel and hotel accommodations, and shuttle service to the center. Click here to learn more.

The center’s regenerative medicine specialists use human biological cells, tissues and molecules, often from the patient’s own body, to stimulate the body’s natural ability to repair and heal itself. “I use many innovative approaches including minimally invasive surgical strategies as well as procedures designed to augment the healing of a patient’s own body with technology not available at other centers,” says Dr. Dragoo. These proven, innovative therapies provide an individualized approach to resolve orthopedic pain and injury, resulting in less downtime and an improved patient experience.

Fraser J. Leversedge, MD, Chief of the Section of Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics, along with his colleagues, provide nationally renowned care for injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow – from sports injuries, to arthritic or degenerative conditions, to trauma such as fractures, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries. Louis W. Catalano, MD,  a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon with special interest in elbow injuries, hand trauma and tendon injuries, echoes the center’s goal to provide the best treatment to get patients back to their daily activities as quickly and effectively as possible. Dr. Catalano says, “I try to treat all problems without surgery and will perform surgery only as the last resort.” Dr. Leversedge, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon, has a special interest in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and is Co-Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Program at the University of Colorado. He notes, “I am excited that the CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center offers a multi-specialty approach to managing brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, including patient evaluation, electrodiagnostic testing, nerve imaging, and microsurgical repair or reconstruction when necessary. These are challenging injuries, and this innovative approach will dramatically improve patient care.”

The physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists at this center use non-operative and minimally invasive techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation, to treat many types of back, neck and musculoskeletal pain such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis and sports injuries. These minimally invasive procedures offer precise treatments that can relieve pain quickly by targeting the affected area. Scott R. Laker, MD and his partners provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plans for complex spine conditions. “We are thrilled to be able to offer all of our services in this world-class location. Patients can receive their consultation, imaging, physical therapy, and injections all in the same clinic,” says Dr. Laker.

The CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center provides the most advanced leading-edge care to treat chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Click here to learn more.

Call 303-694-3333 to schedule an appointment.


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