Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine
Healthcare for your active life
Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping athletes and active people live life to the fullest. We believe in keeping our overhead costs low so we can focus on patient care. We use the best technology available and tailor treatment plans to fit an individual's needs. Regardless of your fitness level, we aim to keep your bones, tendons and joints as healthy as possible.
12760 Stroh Ranch Way
Parker CO 80134
Joint and tendon injuries
Diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures
Overuse injuries- tennis elbow, carpal tunnel,
Biologic Injections (platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy, stem cell)
Medical Problems in Active People
Athletes with fatigue or medical issues
Exercising with medical problems
When is ultrasound a useful tool for sports medicine?
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a newer technology. It offers many benefits. It is easily done in the office and allows a look at tendons while a patient is moving. There is no radiation, laying in a small tube, or safety issues. The cost is substantially less than an MRI, yet the results are as accurate.
Ultrasound can be used to look at tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. Ultrasound guided procedures can be done in office, avoiding surgeries and shortening the rehabilitation time. Commonly treated conditions include arthritis, tendinitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff issues, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendinitis, labral tears and much more.
Dr.Vidlock Is ARDMS certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Certification involves proving knowledge on a test as well as continuing education and procedural skills.
What is the hype with PRP and stem cells?
Currently there are many studies underway and our knowledge of platelet rich plasma and stem cells will change in the future. Many people want to try either PRP or stem cells instead of undergoing surgery. At this point, studies have shown value for using platelet rich plasma in many tendons and joints including:
Achilles and patellar tendinitis
Hip and knee joints
Platelet rich plasma and stem cell use in musculoskeletal conditions is a newer technology. There is less evidence for stem cells than there is for PRP. Since this use is newer, there are studies being done to evaluate the effectiveness.
Beware of clinics promising results without evidence. Each patient and each condition needs to be evaluated individually.
Should I be concerned about osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder characterized by loss of bone mass predisposing bones to fracture. Fractures can occur anywhere but are more commonly at the hip, spine, arm and wrist. People with osteoporosis can experience a loss of height due to decrease in spine bone density. After the age of 35, people experience bone density loss.
There are many risk factors to developing osteoporosis
Prior fracture without trauma
Family history of osteoporosis/ osteopenia or fractures
Lack of weight bearing exercise
Long term steroid use, certain GI medications and neurologic medications
Lack of Calcium or Vitamin D in the diet
Greater than 3 alcoholic drinks daily
Females over 65
Endocrine disorders- thyroid and parathyroid disorders
Risk for falling
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 AM- 4 PM
In case of an after hours emergency:
call 911 or go to the Emergency Room