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Dr. Steven Morgan

Orthopedic Surgery
Englewood, CO
31 years experience male

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Steven J Morgan, MD , FACS is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon specializing in the operative and non operative care of fractures. I have expertise in fractures that do not heal or become infected. I have a special interest in minimal invasive Hip Replacement using the direct anterior approach.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
Toe Deformity: You can see an Orthopedic Physician who specializes in foot and ankle surgery or a Podiatrist either should be able to give you a diagnosis and a trea... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Tight Muscles: I would suggest you incorporate stretching in to your daily routine, trigger point therapy and the use of a foam roller on a regular basis as well wil... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Strained Intercostal: The pain is likely a result of your chronic severe cough. When you cough you contract your diaphragm and your intercostal muscles to force air out of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Acromioclavicular : Its the joint where the clavicle joins the acromion. Its the tip of the shoulder and is commonly injured when you fall on shoulder. The joint capsule ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Different: A half a hip replacement is called a hemi arthroplasty. It is typically used for fractures and replaces only the ball at the top of the femur. The hip... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Hip under 55: The exact number is unknown but the number of patients having this procedure under 55 has been increasing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Most fractures will heal without surgery. Surgery for fractures is generally necessary to hold bone in good alignment during healing and to allow use ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Stretching: Cramps at night are not uncommon. You should consider stretching your muscle groups prior to bed time. In addition you should make sure you are drinki... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Recovery: 3 to 6 months.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Healinh: The fracture should heal with out incident very quickly at this age usually in 3 to 5 weeks. Function should be preserved if there is no nerve damag.
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Osteoperosis: A hip fracture in this age group is considered an indicator of osteoporosis. Drinking mill for additional vitamin d is a good idea but she should be f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Maintian Your Motion: Keep your knee moving. If your knee is repeatedly swelling this might represent a meniscus tear. These are not uncommon with acl injuries. You should ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Post Injury swelling: When you injured your tibia the energy of the injury was also absorbed by the skin muscle and tissue that surrounds the tibia injuring these structure... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Excercises: Work on resistive excercises focused on strengthening your rotator cuff or muscles around your shoulder and then do triceps and biceps excercises. You... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Hip failure rate: It really depends on the implant utilized and the positioning of the components. In a well done hip replacement even with old technology you can antic... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Osteomyelitis: Based on length of time from injury if you have ongoing drainage this likely represents a deep infection and a chronic draining sinus. You need to bri... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Stability or biology: There are two different types of non unions. In one case the body does not form any bone. This is called an atrophic non union, this requires bone gra... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
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Rod failure: Metal devices used to fix fractures are meant to hold the bone in correct alignment while a fracture heals. Once the fracture heals the divice seves n... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Scaphoid surgery: depending on the time from original injury and the deformity related to the non union there are several options. If no deformity electromagnetic field... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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6 Months: It takes 3 to 6 months to recover from hip replacement surgery. If you have long standing arthritis you will have immediate pain relief of your arthri... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Osteomyelitis Sx: Symptoms of osteomyelitis is pain, local swelling, warmth. In more dramatic cases that are further advanced a hole called a sinus may open i. The skin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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It Hurts: most surgical procedures are associated with some pain because of the unavoidable injury to local structures required to perform the surgery. While th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
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Swelling: It is normal for swelling to extend into the foot with this type of injury should improve with time. In regards to using or not using crutches for thi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Healing time: The average healing time for a tibia fracture that did not break through the skin is 4.5 months. For fractures that are more severe or break through t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Infection concern: If you are immunicpromised your risk of infection is higher then in other people. If you are concerned you should seek care or call your doctors offic... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yea: Tennis elbow with appropriate conservative treatment such as as ice counter force pads local massage and injections can resolve or in more sever cases... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Goes down with time: Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time. It takes on average ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No pain: When you can do activities with out pain you can stretch your groin with out pain and it is equal in motion to the normal side and has normal strength... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Surgery: In a young person with a femoral neck fracture the fracture should be fixed with screws in an anatomical position. This can be done in some circumstan... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Risk is Low: Best thing to do is to maintain your mobility by being up and around on crutches. If this is your only injury routine use of chemicals to prevent bloo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
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Osteomyelitis: Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. You can get infections outs of the bone but then it would be called by a different name.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Treatment Hip : If you have hip arthritis treatment options depending on the cause of the arthritis may vary. They might include a hip replacement, an osteotomy to re... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Impingement sport: It's is reasonable to continue playing. However there is some evidence that this condition may lead to early arthritis and deterioration of the joint.... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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No impact: The internal fixation device in your humerus should not effect child birth.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Trauma abuse: Children who are not at an age to walk do not sustain injuries because they can not fall down. Thus fractures in a child who does not walk is the resu... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
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Frozen Shoulder: An orthopaedist would be the best place to start.
A female asked:
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Non union: If the calcaneus is not healed three months after injury it is not likely to heal with additional casting. A bone graft a bone stimulator may be requi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Dysphasia diagnosis: A false acetabulum is a hip socket that forms around a dislocated hip from a developmental dislocation of the hip. It can be seen on regular x-rays or... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
Healing: Pain after fracture begins to resolve as the swelling and inflammation at fracture site begins to dissipate and the muscles begin to relax. This is al... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Bone Healing Aids: A well balanced diet is best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
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Expensive: The cost of hip replacement and the patients out of pocket expense will vary widely based on many factors. If you are considering paying cash for a su... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
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Obesity Tibia: Putting load on a fracture stimulates bone formation. Bone is simple if it feels stress it tends to make bone. If there is no stress you loose bone ma... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
When Fractured Heals: Radius fractures usually heal in about 6 weeks. If your fracture is healed you can start therapy as soon as the cast as removed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Healing: The bump may represent swelling an inflammation in the tissue around the fracture site that will be part of the healing process or it may represent bo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
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Early Motion: Radial head fractures that will be treated non operative means require early motion. A splint is applied for pain control initially and generally we t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Ideal Weight: There are many different calculations to determine ideal Body weight with varying degrees of validity. It is suggested that your Mody Mass Index be be... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Reconstruction: Depends on complication. If you are under age of 55 and you developed deformity or the fracture did not heal it is not unreasonable to reposition the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Clot: The number one concern after joint replace my with the condition you describe would be the present of a blood clot. Even though you have likely receiv... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
Implant removal: In general unless an implant is causing a specific problem it does not require removal. If removal is considered the fracture as a general rule should... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Surgeon, First Place, Colorado - Spring
2015
TOP ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, First Place, Colorado - 2018
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