Blog Archive

How Physical Therapy Can Speed Up Your Recovery Jan 11th, 2021

You’ve likely been hobbled by hip pain for some time, which is why you’ve decided to take the important step of having us repair or reconstruct your joint. With that decision made, you look forward to a speedy recovery and moving again without pain, which is where physical therapy can...

How You're Making Your Hip Pain Worse? Jan 5th, 2021

When it comes to your mobility, healthy hips are paramount. So, if your hips become painful, you want to do all that you can to manage your pain and preserve your mobility. Our goals are the same here at Western Orthopaedics, which is why our team pulled together a list...

When Does a Hip Fracture Require Surgery? Dec 29th, 2020

Each year in the United States, 300,000 adults over the age of 65 end up in the hospital with hip fractures, and this number is expected to rise thanks to an aging population. To retain your mobility and prevent more problems down the road, surgery is often the best treatment...

Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains Dec 16th, 2020

The prevalence of sprained ankles in the United States is eye-opening — with over 23,000 each day. And these injuries occur in all age groups and among all activity levels, from the person walking up a flight of stairs to the athlete running down the field. At Western Orthopaedics, our...

Take These Steps to Delay Hip Replacement Nov 30th, 2020

Think about all that your hips provide when it comes to mobility, support, and range of motion. When one of these major joints is in trouble, it can affect your life in countless ways, starting with the simple ability to walk. At Western Orthopaedics, Dr. Brian White is the leading...

What Does a Labral Tear in the Hip Feel Like? Sep 11th, 2020

Your hips are among the hardest working joints in your body, so when something goes wrong, the effects are widespread. If you’re hobbled by hip pain, there are any number of problems that can lead to this discomfort, but a labral tear typically comes with its own telltale symptoms. At...

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Treating Hip Problems Jul 7th, 2020

If you have a hip problem and are faced with the possibility of surgery, you may want to consider a minimally invasive option like arthroscopy. With an arthroscopy, you can expect smaller incisions and speedier recovery.  At Western Orthopaedics, board-certified orthopedic hip surgeon Brian White, MD, offers expert and compassionate...

How Different Types of Arthritis Affect Your Joints Differently Jun 1st, 2020

Do you believe your joint pain is caused by arthritis? With over 100 different types of arthritis identified, knowing the type you have could be the key to relieving your pain and inflammation. A qualified specialist can correctly diagnose your arthritis type and properly manage your symptoms with a targeted...

Congratulations Dr. Parks on your new book! Jan 8th, 2019

Dr. Parks's new text book is out and on Amazon.com!    In 2015, Dr. Parks was asked by McGraw-Hill and the American College of Physicians to prepare a textbook covering the topic of Orthopedics.  Dr. Parks has lectured nationally and internationally on the treatment of knee, shoulder and other orthopedic...

Dr. Hatzidakis and Dr. Sears Aug 29th, 2018

The Shoulder Service at Western Orthopaedics, lead by Dr. Hatzidakis and Dr. Sears, are collaborating with national leaders on two multi center clinical research trials.  These investigations include collaborating with Case Western University in Cleveland on the evaluation of the importance of Vitamin D level and osteoporosis in patients undergoing...

Dr. Sears publishes an article in JSES Jul 17th, 2018

Dr. Sears published an ariticle in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.    "An anthropometric analysis to derive formulae for calculating the dimensions of anatomically shaped humeral heads".   Congratulations Dr. Sears. 

Dr. Sears opens a clinic in Arvada Jul 9th, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018 Come visit us in Arvada at: Arvada Clinic - Two Ponds9950 W. 80th Avenue #24Arvada, CO  80003 Call us for an appointment:  303-321-1333

Dr. White's patient featured in Colorado Runner Magazine Jun 4th, 2018

Melissa is one of Dr. White's patients who underwent Labral Reconstruction.  Her story and recovery from her surgery was recently featured in Colorado Runner magazine.     Click here to view her story

Dr. Baran publishes new research in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma Jun 4th, 2018

Dr. Baran publishes new research in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma Functional and Radiographic Outcomes After Allograft Anatomic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction.  Baran S, Belisle JG, Granger EK, Tashjian RZ.J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Apr;32(4):204-210. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001079.PMID:

Dr. Baran publishes in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery May 13th, 2018

  Dr. Baran publishes an article in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  Factors influencing direct clinical costs of outpatient arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery.   Tashjian RZ, Belisle J, Baran S, Granger EK, Nelson RE, Burks RT, Greis PE.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Feb;27(2):237-241. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.07.011. Epub 2017 Sep...

Dr. Baran publishes new research in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine Apr 29th, 2018

Dr. Baran publishes new research in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine.   A Comprehensive Evaluation of Factors Affecting Healing, Range of Motion, Strength, and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.   Wylie JD, Baran S, Granger EK, Tashjian RZ.   Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jan 16;6(1):2325967117750104. doi: 10.1177/2325967117750104. eCollection 2018...

Look whose the team physicians for the Glendale Raptors! Apr 23rd, 2018

Major League Rugby. Major League Raptors. Major League Physicians!   Dr. Bazaz and Dr. Parks are now the team physicians for the Glendale Raptors.  Congrats!   

Dr. Sears presents at the annual AAOS 2018 meeting Feb 11th, 2018

Dr. Sears presented his paper entitled "Outcomes Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Extraarticular or simple Articular Humerus Fractures in Patients over 75 Years of Age" at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting, March 6-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Authored by Ben Sears, M.D. and Armodios Hatzidakis, M.D.

Dr. Sears chosen for the 5th year as a faculty member Jan 31st, 2018

February 11 - 15,  2018 For the 5th consecutive year Dr. Sears was chosen to be a faculty speaker for the 14th annual Snowmass Upper Extremity Tutorial.  

Dr. White was invited again to be a faculty member at the Vail Hip Arthroscopy Symposium Jan 10th, 2018

Dr. White was invited again to be faculty at the Vail Hip Symposium on January 11-13, 2018.  It was an honor to again be a part of such a powerful International conference.  There he presented on “Allograft Labral Reconstruction of the Hip” and “How to Safely Place Anchors around the...