Welcome to BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine


Our specialty-trained ankle doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' ankle injuries and conditions.

Injuries to the ankle are very common and typically happen suddenly, like an ankle sprain from a sports-related accident or a fall on the ice. There are many causes of ankle pain that can result in torn ligaments, muscles, or tendons. Arthritis can also affect the ankle joint causing the bones and cartilage to wear down. Patients should seek medical care from an ankle doctor, who can diagnose ankle injuries and conditions and provide treatment options for pain relief.

Visit our online guide to learn about conditions and ailments of the foot and ankle as well as the different procedures and treatments available to treat them.

Our Ankle Doctors

Know When It's Time to See an Ankle Doctor Near You

You should make an appointment with an ankle doctor near you if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Ankle pain when flexing or bending your toes
  • Ankle pain when resting
  • Inflammation in the ankle joint that does not get better
  • Pain that comes on suddenly 
  • Weakness or stiffness causing a limited range of motion

These symptoms may be an indication of an injury or condition like the following, which our ankle doctors can diagnose and treat:

  • Ankle instability
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Injuries of the Achilles tendon
  • Strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis

Our ankle specialists understand that pain in your foot and ankle can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our orthopedic doctors, you can schedule an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Broomfield.

Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine

When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.

Our specialty-trained orthopedic ankle surgeons at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Dr. Dirk Dolbeare, Dr. Steven Gross, Dr. William Kramer, Dr. Lynn Voss, Dr. Melanie Worley, and Dr. Aditya Yerrapragada, have all completed specialty training specifically in the foot and ankle. Some of our doctors have completed fellowship training, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. Our ankle doctors have the expertise to diagnose and treat your foot or ankle injury or condition individually to your specific needs.

To treat your ankle injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first before suggesting surgery, such as physical therapy or injections. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief, and ankle surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our surgeons specialize in performing a variety of surgical procedures, which include:

  • Ankle fracture repair surgery
  • Ankle fusion surgery
  • Ankle reconstruction surgery
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • Cadaveric transplant of deficient cartilage in the ankle
  • Deformity correction surgery
  • Surgery for traumatic foot and ankle injuries
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Total ankle replacement

In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and cutting-edge surgical care, our surgeons also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.

To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine ankle surgeons about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please schedule an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.

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Our BoulderCentre Foot & Ankle Team was created to provide our foot and ankle patients with comprehensive education and exceptional care through the knowledge, experience, and expertise of our fellowship-trained doctors.

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Look for the “O” Campaign

At BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, our experts are dedicated to helping patients in and around the Boulder and Broomfield communities take charge of their foot and ankle health. By participating in the Look for the “O” campaign, a public awareness campaign from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, our doctors are helping patients understand the importance of getting treatment from a specialty-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon.

Looking for the “O” means choosing the specialized care only an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can offer. Their expertise and training in the foot and ankle can help keep you and your feet happy, healthy, and pain-free.

To learn more about why you should Look for the “O” and the difference it makes or more about foot and ankle care, please use the resources below.