Orthopedics 2017-05-05T10:43:37+00:00

Orthopedics

Please call 719-657-4099 for appointments

Dr. Robert Hunter is at Rio Grande Hospital every two weeks for clinics and is now performing arthroscopy.

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera — called an arthroscope — into your knee. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. The surgeon can then investigate a problem with the knee and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope. Arthroscopy diagnoses several knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or a misaligned patella (kneecap). It can also repair the ligaments of the joint. There are limited risks to the procedure and the outlook is good for most patients. Your recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the required procedure.

Robert Hunter, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Education:
Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Internship:
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Residency:
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship:
Independent Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship with four orthopedic surgeons

Certification:
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery