One Grateful Local - Dr. Harris is a Legend
The Aspen Daily News Tuesday, April 9, 2013 I am overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for the love and support that this wonderful community has shared with me in response to my recent ski accident, which resulted in two broken ankles. I am blown away by the compassion and generosity that my close friends, acquaintances and strangers have shown me.
All this love and light is helping me heal, and grow into a stronger and more compassionate human and Roaring Fork Valley peaceful warrior representative. I want to thank my mom for being a saint and keeping me alive. My friends and Surf Gravity partners Reuben Sadowsky and Joey Stokes have proved to be best friends indeed, and I am grateful for all their love and support.
I want to thank Ryno’s Pizza and owner Ryan, as well as Josh Griggs and everyone who came out for the fundraiser. I also want to thank DJ Watkins, Reuben, Joey, Annie and Becky, Tony, Josh, James, Alex and Dan Sadowsky, and everyone else who helped make the fundraiser and closing party at the Gonzo Gallery a great success and raging fun time.
Thank you Bill Stirling for the fatherly love. Thank you Lauren Cockrel for always being there for me and keeping me from sending it down some stairs in my wheelchair. Thank you so much to everyone who has been bringing me healing meals and visiting me, including the Lift Up families, Pam Fisher, and grandma Jony Larrowe. A huge thanks to Pam Moore for her magic hands, wisdom and healing body work.
Thanks to the Aspen Valley Hospital and the emergency room, as well as Vail Hospital. I am so thankful for the commitment and care that Dr. Harris and Aspen Orthopaedics have shown me. Dr. Harris is a legend. Thanks to Dr. Clanton and Dr. Terry at the Steadman Clinic for the 10-hour surgery that put me back together. Thanks to my sister for holding the torch and carrying it around the country on her skiing adventures. I am grateful for the committed love and support Alesandra has shared with me. There are so many others who have shined their light on me and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.
The generosity, love and support that our small community has shown is truly amazing and I am so thankful to be part of and represent such a special and unique community. I love you all and am so proud to be your friend. It has almost been worth my injury just to experience all this love and support. Everything happens for us rather than to us. I will heal stronger than before and will radiate all the love that you all have given me. In Lak’ech, I am another you.
Nick DeVore, Aspen
Congratulations to Robert S. Derkash, MD
The Reinvention of Right
Voted 2013 Best Doctors for Executives in the category of Orthopaedic Surgery.
N. Lindsay Harris, MD - Thank You for Your Superior Skills and Care
Dear Dr. Harris,
On January 4, 2012 you masterfully operated on my femur.
Looking back – I was so unlucky to be hit by another skier, but SO LUCKY that you were on duty at Aspen Valley Hospital on that day!
Thank you again for your superior skills and care.
Aspen Orthopaedic Associates & Aspen Valley Hospital New Offices & Technology
New Office in Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen Orthopaedic Associates is delighted to announce that our Aspen Clinic is moving to the newest wing at Aspen Valley Hospital. The one-on-one attention patients currently enjoy with our physicians and staff will be elevated in our new, more modern facility. Patients and guests will be treated to a streamlined experience, with easy access to all the benefits of a medical practice functioning within an award-winning community hospital. Our new location extends our commitment to excellent patient care, while offering an in-house, state-of-the-art MRI and GE X-Ray with capabilities that combine the highest 16-bit resolution, with the lowest exposure available.
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing & Total Hip Guided by RIO®
Over time, exercise-related stress may contribute to the development of osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease in which the cartilage that cushions a joint gradually wears down. MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System called RIO®. more>
Good News for Bad Knees & Hips in Aspen
The Aspen Times, December 27, 2012
Robotic arm helping local doctors with precision surgeries...
We are moving to Aspen Valley Hospital!
September 21, 2012
To our Patients,
We are moving to Aspen Valley Hospital!
We are delighted to announce that Aspen Orthopaedics Associates is moving to the newest wing at Aspen Valley Hospital. Effective October 22, 2012 you and your families can find us in Suite 2100. more>
Problems of the Knee by Tom Pevny, MD
Dr. Pevny discussing common problems with the knee on Medicine in the Mountains with Ginny Dyke of Aspen Valley Hospital.
Best Practices for Orthopaedic Practices
Thank You Aspen Orthopaedic Associates
Dear Generous Aspen Orthopaedic Associates:
Thank you for providing a scholarship for my ski racing. I learned a lot of techniques about my skiing. I have also made so many friends. By having these friends, they encourage me and I encourage them.
The highlight of my ski season was going to the Junior Championships, where the 80 best skies from the west and midwest competed.
Thanks for this great opportunity!
Orthopaedic Surgery with Dr. Tom Pevny at Aspen Valley Hospital
Featuring Ted Davenport, Professional Extreme Skier
Dr. von Stade - Thanks for Your Great Care
Dear Dr. von Stade,
Following a ski accident on March 6, 2011, I received care in your ER for a fractured clavicle (five places) and other injuries. I want to thank everyone involved for the very high level of care and the friendly and professional attitudes of all personnel who assisted me.
There are three “Lisas” who assisted me at various stages whose last name I’m afraid I don’t know, along with the ER personnel Jill. Dr. Leelee von Stade was my surgeon, and Dan Armstrong, PA-C assisted her. Her care and associated advice were outstanding. Due to an existing heart problem, a cardiologist consult with Dr. Morris Cohen was needed, and he and the ultrasound technician who assisted him spent considerable time and effort to assess my readiness for surgery. Dr. Chris Beck was my anesthesiologist, assisted by nurse anesthetist Katy and Kevin. Dr. Beck also spent great effort in preparing for, explaining and supporting the surgery with special emphasis on my heart abnormalities. Drs. Ann Miss and Paula Kadison were my internists. Thanks also to floor nurses Karen and Meghan. Your staff went to special efforts to quickly secure my cardiac records from our Greensboro, NC hospital.
Please convey my heartfelt thanks to all personnel who helped with my care. I wish I could recall all the names of those involved, but I’m unable to do so. The surgery occurred in the late evening of March 6th, and I was admitted in the early afternoon.
I was even impressed by your food service with a delicious breakfast served within five or ten minutes of my request.
If I decided to break any more bones, I I’m near your facility who I do so!!!
With grateful appreciation,
Dr. Tom Pevny Suggests, "You’ve Got to Ski with Caution and be Careful"
Less Snow Equals More Broken Bones, Fractures on the Mountains
Local physicians say that the nature of on-mountain injuries this season is peculiar, though the number of skiers getting hurt is no higher than last year. more>
Tito Liotta, M.D. - Thank you for helping me get to the summit again!
Marcus Scarth at the Summit of Mount Everest
Andy Mill - Olympic & World Cup Skier
Skiing As Fast, As Hard, and Stronger Than Ever
In October of 2009 former alpine ski racer, World Club Skier, and Olympian Andy Mill underwent a total knee arthroplasty – also known as total knee replacement surgery. As little as six weeks post surgery, Andy Mill was back skiing, hunting, and living the active lifestyle he was accustom to. Andy says, “At seven weeks, I hiked to the top of The Loge, on Aspen Highlands. By the fourth month, I was skiing as fast and as hard as I wanted. I was pain free, strong, and was able to push myself harder than ever!”
Tom Pevny, M.D., is honored to treat Andy Mill as a patient. Dr. Pevny said, “Andy was a perfect candidate for this procedure because of his background as an Olympian and World Cup ski racer, and someone who is still competing in various sports. Over the years, he sustained several knee injuries and as a result developed arthritis. Andy has a strong desire to stay active and live a high quality of life. When his knee pain began impeding that – we knew it was time to schedule surgery.” more>
Lending a Hand
Dr. Robert Derkash’s Experience as a Volunteer Surgeon in Haiti
When the earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, Dr. Robert Derkash, hand specialist with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates, knew he could help. “I was eager to be part of a disaster relief team and I immediately started to make contacts after the earthquake hit,” the doctor states. Thirty years of volunteer work in Asia, primarily Cambodia, inspired Dr. Derkash to contact the University of Miami Global Institute to volunteer with their disaster relief team, Project Medishare. Within two and a half weeks of the disaster, he was operating out of a tent in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He worked for ten days. more>
Congratulations to Robert F. Adams, M.D.
Congratulations to Dr. Robert F. Adams of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates for passing his recertification exam with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Orthopaedics is the broad based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The frequency and impact of these diseases and injures combined with recent advances in their diagnosis and treatment make orthopaedics a critical part of health care.
Robert F. Adams, M.D.
Associated with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates since 1998
Sees patients at our Glenwood Springs & Rifle Offices
Specializes in Sports Medicine and Total Joint Replacement
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center
Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Chris Klug - Community Athlete
Dr. Pevny - Thank you for putting me back together more than once and being a part of the team that’s helping me pursue my Olympic dreams. It has all been downhill fast. Sincerely, Chris Klug
Aspen Orthopaedic Associates and Dr. Tom Pevny are proud to have Chris Klug as a patient. Congratulations on your accomplishments in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics!
Dr. Pevny says, "Chris is a patient of mine who has overcome tremendous adversity to achieve amazing goals. Along with orthopaedic injuries Chris was the first Olympian to compete after receiving an organ transplant. He won an Olympic bronze medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and is a several time US National Champion."
Congratulations - Community Announcement
Congratulations Dr. Mark Purnell, Dr. Tom Pevny, Dr. Tito Liotta, and Dr. Lindsay Harris of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates for passing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Certification Exam!
This subspecialty exam in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is limited to surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional education, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in orthopaedic sports medicine, and contributions to this field of medicine.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.
Chris Lane - Community Athlete
Chris Lane is a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, avid outdoorsman, and Vice President of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts.
“In September 2009 I broke my clavicle during a mountain bike crash. Thanks to Dr. Pevny I’m already back on the bike and lifting weights in preparation for the 2009-2010 ski season!”
Special Thanks - Community Volunteers
We would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Glenn Kotz of Mid-Valley Family Practice & Sports Medicine and Karen Eberhardt, RN of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates for volunteering your time!
Glenn and Karen traveled to Canberra, Australia for the Mountain Bike World Championship, September 1 to 6, 2009 to volunteer as the team medical staff for the USA Mountain Biking Team. Volunteering as the team medical staff is a huge responsibility, time consuming and extremely exhausting. Thanks for making sure our athletes stay healthy and safe!
Dr. Mark Purnell (of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates), Dr. Glenn Kotz and Karen Eberhardt, RN have been volunteering as the medical staff with USA Cycling since 1995. They volunteer their time to treat the USA Cycling Athletes so they can gain experience treating high level athletes and keep up to date on new and innovative treatment methods. This experience allows them to provide better care to their competitive and recreational athlete patients that lives in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Thank you for being dedicated to providing the best possible care to our community!
Ted Davenport - Community Athlete
Ted Davenport turned pro in 2005 after winning the overall European Freeski title as well as placing in the top five at the infamous Verbier Extreme. In this same season, he also started filming with Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research. Unfortunately just after turning professional, his career had a rocky progression plagued by several injuries. Just when he felt fully healed and strong again, he'd have another accident. more>
Robert Derkash, MD Volunteers in Cambodia
Cambodia is a small country is Southeast Asia between Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. It is approximately the size of Missouri with a population nearing 15,000,000. The country is extremely poor and has been at war for the better part of 100 years, first with France, followed by the United States, and last with the regime of Pol Pot in the early 1970s. Cambodians live 50 years on average, and their literacy rate is approximately 40%. During the reign of Pol Pot, approximately 15% of the population was tortured and killed—a significant number of the country’s educated population. Due to the extensive amount of land mines after the Vietnam War, there were an extensive amount of amputees requiring amputation revisions and prosthetic application. more>