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 DM

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 Orthopedic Surgery

With a smile and a helping hand, we will provide quality healthcare for the communities we serve.

Dedicated to provide a compassionate and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff while delivering the highest quality care to the San Luis Valley Communities.

OUR LOCATIONS

Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande Ave
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

62 Park Drive
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494