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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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265 Tanglewood Lane. Suite  E-1

Silverthorne, CO 80498

Phone: (970) 262-7400

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Specialists

For many in Summit County injured or painful hands, wrists and elbows are a common occurrence and now Panorama Summit Orthopedics is now providing Summit County with advanced hand care to help. Between the skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, sporting event, and day to day activities there is no shortage of risk for injury; add in the wear and tear that we put on our bodies and there is no shortage of pain we might encounter. For everything from a traumatic fall with a broken arm to an arthritic finger that prevents you from actively doing your favorite hobbies Summit County’s newest hand surgeons are prepared to provide expert care.

Summit orthopedics at Panorama is excited to have two fellowship-trained and board certified orthopedic hand surgeons available to help care for Summit County’s complex hand, wrist and elbow injuries. Dr. John Froelich who trained at the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Sameer Lodha who trained at Harvard University will be joining the Panorama Summit Orthopedics team.

While both of these surgeons also see patients in Panorama’s Denver offices, they are dedicated to keeping Summit County patients and visitors in Summit County while providing the highest level of care. Their extensive experience means they have just the right experience to care for Summit County’s most complex hand, wrist, and elbow issues.

In Summit County, the rate of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries along with the complex nature of many of those cases require specialists who have experience and training for patients of all ages and mechanisms of injury. There are more than 30 different bones between the finger tips and the elbow, this complex network of bones and joints is entangled in nerves and tendons as well making treating this area of the body extremely specialized.

With both Dr. Lodha and Dr. Froelich you can trust that you will be armed with the correct information to make the right decision for your specific condition.


Advanced Care for Summit County

Dr. Lodha and Dr. Froelich are hand surgeons by training but that does not mean your only option when seeing one of them if surgery. In fact, there are many conservative treatment options including bracing and casting, injections, and physical therapy. If these conservative options are not enough to relieve your pain or solve your problem, one of our highly trained hand surgeons may recommend surgery at the St Anthony Summit Medical Center – where we promise to keep any case possible.

Both Dr. Lodha and Dr. Froelich have long served at St Anthony Hospital in the level one trauma center – often on the other side of Flight for Life cases that have been sent to St Anthony from Summit Medical Center. This extensive trauma experience and the high volume of patients they see in Denver gives them a broad depth of experience to pull from when treating the patients of Summit County. Some of the most common issues they specialize in include:


  • Wrist fractures
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sprains
  • Elbow
  • Arthritis of the hands and wrists
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Finger surgery
  • Traumatic injury

Both Dr. Lodha and Dr. Froelich are 5280 Magazine top doctors and are excited to bring their expertise where it is needed in the Summit County area.