Knee Reconstruction Course in Vail

Great opportunity and course in Vail.  Dr. Van Thiel taught and discussed new trends and techniques in knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration.  

Hip Arthroscopy Training Course

Dr. Van Thiel participated in a hip arthroscopy training course with other master instructors such as Drs. Marc Philippon, Thomas Byrd, John Christoforetti and many others this past weekend.  Practice makes perfect and leads to innovation.  Dr. Van Thiel helped train other surgeons on techniques such as labral repair, labral reconstruction, femoroplasty and the treatment…. read more

Physical Therapy Exercises for Hip Pain

There are many exercises that can be used to not only avoid hip pain but strengthen hips. This ensures that you can keep enjoying physical activity and not have discomfort in general day-to-day movement. And the long-term benefits can be significant. A 2013 study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, for example, revealed that…. read more

Shoulder Exercises to Relieve Pain

Can a gentle shoulder exercise relieve pain?  Your shoulders are among the most mobile and flexible joints in your body; able to move in many different directions. With your shoulders, you can reach, lift, push, pull and rotate your arm in circular motions. It’s your shoulder that lets you throw a perfect pitch, return a…. read more

How to Know If Your Knee Pain is Serious

The knee is the largest “hinge” joint in the body. It’s also one of the most important joints for mobility and weight-bearing activities. The role of the knee is obvious in activities like walking, running, standing up, sitting down, and climbing stairs. Knees are also used for many other activities when the role isn’t so…. read more

Unexplained Hip Pain & What to Do About It

When it comes to pain in the leg joints, it seems like the knees get all the attention. But the fact is, unexplained hip pain is a common medical complaint among both women and men, whether you lead an active or sedentary lifestyle. About seven percent of adults in the U.S. have chronic hip pain…. read more


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Patient Stories

Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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