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Orthopedic Services

HRRMC Orthopedics brings the highest standards of orthopedic care to the Arkansas Valley. Our highly qualified orthopedic team ensures that patients and their families experience comprehensive, quality care from pre-admission through rehabilitation.

Our Providers

Orthopedics involves the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders. Patients suffering broken bones, skeletal infections, fractures, joint pain, arthritis and more can receive quality treatment here. Within our Orthopedic Department is the Joint Replacement Center and Sports Medicine Center.

The Orthopedic Team

Nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon Robert Hunter, M.D., directs the HRRMC Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Hunter has held several leadership positions in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, including as president (2017-18), and has represented AANA at many international medical conferences. He specializes in treating injuries that routinely hamper athletes and the physically active. Dr. Hunter has published more than 40 articles in refereed journals on sports medicine topics and has been elected year after year by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® database.

E. Andrew Jonassen, M.D., directs the HRRMC Orthopedic Joint Replacement Center. Before joining the HRRMC medical staff in 2012, Dr. Jonassen practiced in metro Denver for more than 20 years. He was medical director of orthopedic trauma at The Medical Center of Aurora, a Level II Trauma Center, and also affiliated with Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. A fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonassen specializes orthopedic trauma surgery and hip and knee replacements.

Additionally, our doctors receive invaluable support from our trained physician assistants and certified athletic trainers.

Contact Information

You can reach the Orthopedic Center of Excellence at (719) 530-2000. It is located in the HRRMC Outpatient Pavilion at the address listed below:

  • 1000 Rush Dr.
    Salida, CO 81201
    (719) 530-2000

Feel free to call in with any questions or to make an appointment.

For more info about our Sports Medicine Center, click here.

For more info about our Orthopedic Joint Replacement Center, click here.