Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine

The mission of the Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine is to offer world-class care and training for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries and illnesses. At its founding in 1976, BISM became one of only a handful of centers in the United States focused on research and education of sports medicine and its application to the medical practices of professional athletes. BISM is currently one of only seven institutions in the United States accredited through the prestigious Accreditation Council for Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a division of the American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM’s mission is to ensure that all participating athletes in sport are provided with the highest level of care and attention to maintain and promote peak performance.

Our mission

Boulder is home to many esteemed doctors who have combined their training and experience to form a stellar group of orthopedic, reconstructive, and regenerative medicine doctors. These experts bring together their expertise in many areas of sports medicine, such as neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, skeletal care, geriatric, and cardiac care. They have conducted comprehensive studies and conducted many clinical trials on everything from stem cell therapy to traumatic injuries, to pain management, to post-traumatic stress disorder, to osteoarthritis. In Boulder, patients are provided individualized treatment plans and treatments that are designed to address the unique needs of each patient. This personalized care not only leads to faster recoveries, but it is also less costly and more efficient than traditional practices.

Our services

One Boulder service that is highly respected and is a staple of every orthopedic practice at the Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine is stem cell therapy. The goal of this treatment is to use the patient’s own stem cells to repair or replace the body’s tissues and organs. In addition to repairing or replacing the body’s tissues and organs, the stem cells from the patient are also injected into the affected area. Once the stem cells reach the damaged site, they begin to repair the tissue and fix the problem. Patients suffering from major injuries and diseases are at the top of their list when it comes to Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine stem cell therapy procedures.

Another procedure offered at the Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine is shoulder replacement surgery. Severe shoulder injuries can leave the patient with a deformed shoulder that does not fit their frame anymore. Severe shoulder injuries are often caused by lifting improperly, by sitting in one position for long periods of time, or from repetitive tasks over a long period of time. By performing the arthroscopic procedure, doctors at the institute can remove damaged tendons and ligaments and replace them with newer and stronger ones. This service also repairs tears and bruises, which make a huge difference in the patient’s ability to engage in sports activities again.

If you need to undergo a shoulder replacement surgery, you will be treated by a team of physicians and specialists including cardiothoracic, orthopedic, neurological, plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pain management physicians, sports medicine physicians, pediatricians, physiatrists, and nurses. You will be taken care of by a renowned physician at the Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine, who will make sure that your recovery is as rapid and as smooth as possible. When you undergo a shoulder replacement, the surgeon will make use of your own stem cells to create a new shoulder for you that will fit your body perfectly. Even after you have been healed, you will still be made to take regular medications to prevent the onset of any new injuries or illnesses. Your physiotherapist can advise you on the proper dosage to take for your treatment.

Follow our instruction

As a patient, you should follow every instruction that is given to you by your physiotherapist and medical team. You should strictly avoid activities such as swimming when you are healing because the swimmer’s posture is unstable and can cause further injury if the tendon and shoulder pain that you suffer are not treated in time. Once your recovery from the shoulder pain is complete, you will have the option of undergoing either a partial or a full shoulder replacement with the use of a rotator cuff rotorament implant.