AC Joint Arthritis Surgery – From Consultation to Treatment

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain among both women and men. While it tends to be more common as we age, arthritis can affect younger people too — especially athletes and other people who use their joints a lot. Millions of people suffer from shoulder arthritis, with symptoms ranging from…. read more

Hamstring Tendon Tear or Strain?

When most of us think of sports injuries, knee or shoulder injuries are probably the first things that come to mind. And while injuries in both these areas certainly aren’t rare, they aren’t the most common. That distinction belongs to the hamstrings, the three large muscles located in the back of your thigh. Most hamstring…. read more

Why Every Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Specialist

Every year in the U.S., more than 210 million people — kids and adults — take part in some sort of sport or organized physical activity. And every year, millions of those athletes are injured while playing their sport. In fact, the CDC says about 9 million sports-related injuries are reported each year among athletes…. read more

Articular Cartilage & Knee Pain In Focus

Your joints play an important role in your everyday life, helping you stand, sit, walk and do lots of other common (and not-so-common) tasks. When your joints are healthy, they bend and move without a second thought. But when they’re damaged, even the slightest movement can be painful. Lots of factors contribute to healthy joint…. read more

Vail Hip Symposium Feature Dr. Van Thiel

Dr. Van Thiel was recently selected as a featured presenter and surgical instructor at the Vail Hip Symposium in January (2020). It’s a great honor to be selected to present at such a prestigious meeting for hip arthroscopy alongside industry leaders like Thomas Byrd, Marc Philippon, and Richard Villar. read more below… The Smith &…. read more

When to Consider Shoulder Impingement Surgery for Pain Relief

Can Shoulder Impingement Surgery Ease Pain From Rotator Cuff Injuries and Swimmer’s Shoulder? Every year in the U.S., millions of people seek medical care for shoulder pain and injury. More than half of those visits are due to rotator cuff injuries. One of the most common is shoulder impingement (sometimes called rotator cuff tendonitis or…. read more

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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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