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About Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C.

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Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. is a patient-focused orthopedic practice serving the Denver, Colorado, metro area. With convenient locations in Englewood and Aurora, Colorado, the practice offers high-end orthopedic surgeries and sports medicine services that preserve or improve the quality of life of active Coloradans.

John Schwappach, MD, and the rest of the team at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. prioritize patient input and satisfaction. They help patients navigate the health care system with ease, letting them focus on dealing with their injury. The team carefully guides patients through medical decisions that align with their lifestyle and goals.

The team at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. frequently treats degenerative conditions like arthritis, as well as musculoskeletal injuries that often happen or get worse during physical activity. They specialize in diagnosing and treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, fractures, meniscus tears, shoulder dislocations, sprains, strains, and rotator cuff injuries, among many others.

Diagnostic tests are vital tools for making an accurate diagnosis and then planning effective treatment. The team offers X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, ultrasound imaging, and diagnostic arthroscopy to safely assess injuries and degenerative damage.

For treatment, the providers at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. prioritize noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques. Some advanced options include joint injections with platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids, physical therapy, and immobilization. Surgical techniques include hip replacement, MAKO robotic knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

To schedule an appointment for expert orthopedic care, call any Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. location, or book online today.

About John Schwappach, M.D.

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Dr. Schwappach was born and raised in Denver, CO. He attended the Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Chemistry. In 1989, Dr. Schwappach graduated with Honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Schwappach then pursued a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Washington, Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Schwappach is a board-certified fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is published extensively in the orthopedic literature including articles based on his original research. Along with orthopedic trauma and fracture care, Dr. Schwappach also specializes in joint replacement surgery, post-traumatic reconstruction, pelvic/acetabular surgery, sports medicine injuries and clinical research.



Dr. Schwappach, through Global Health Initiatives, has shared his orthopedic skills with surgeons in Rwanda and Peru. On mission trips Dr. Schwappach has completed countless surgeries on local patients enhancing their quality of life. To take a look into this experience please view the video above.


Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Genuine care and concern for best treatment plan for resolution. Staff was very courteous and professional."

    Self-verified patient
  • Google

    "Highly recommend this practice as everyone is so nice and polite."

    Kathleen A.
  • Google

    "His nurses and office staff are also very nice and courteous."

    Thieu B.