Orthopaedic Surgeon in Aurora, Colorado (CO)
Christopher Cain MD
- University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)12605 E. 16th AveAurora, Colorado, 80045 - United StatesPhone: 720-608-9084
About Our Practice
Conditions & Treatments:
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
Clinical Interest for Patients:
My practice covers all aspects of spinal disease, including the management of adult degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine, pediatric deformity, both adult and pediatric trauma and tumors. My principle interest is, however, in the management of complex spinal deformity and reconstruction. He also has specialized expertise in treating back pain and neck pain.
I treat and advise patient’s as I would want a member of my family treated. While many surgeons claim they do this, the reality is a lot of medicine is market driven, not need driven. I believe the practice of medicine to be a service industry, not a business. The practice of spine surgery is a combination of science and art, and I believe it is important patients understand the nature of their problem and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of any treatment proposed, surgical or non-surgical. There can be no guarantees, but surgery will only be offered if there is a good chance surgical intervention will achieve your goals, where the potential benefits of surgery clearly outweigh the risks.
Education and Training
MD, University of Adelaide, Australia (1993)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1985)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, East Melbourne, Australia, Orthopaedic Surgery (1993)
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine (1994)
Academic - Associate Professor
Department, Section / Division
Recognition & Awards
Australian Medical Association, President's Award (2003)
Who's Who in the World 24th Edition, Marquis (2007)
Australian Medical Association
Australian Spine Society
AOSpine Asia Pacific
I have been, and remain involved in the development of new techniques and implants to improve patient outcomes. This process involves the critical evaluation of manufacturing, biomechanical and clinical parameters. We are all made differently, different sizes, shapes and abilities, yet implants often come in a limited range of sizes with fixes or limited mechanical characteristics. In light of this I am involved in developing a process using CT and MRI images and a computer model to evaluate individual patients anatomy to assess their suitability for disk replacement surgery. This is to ensure the mechanics of implants used to preserve motion match both the mechanics and anatomy of the patient. Initial work has been undertaken to help assess which patients are suitable for this sort of surgery, but my lead to improvements in the design and function of these implants.
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers:
My clinical interests and activities cover all aspects of spinal disease, including the management of adult degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine, pediatric deformity, both adult and pediatric trauma and tumors. My principle interest is, however, in the management of complex spinal deformity and reconstruction.
- Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Board Certified
- Fellowship Trained
- AOSpine North America
- North American Spine Society