Orthopedic Revision

Is your joint replacement in need of replacement?

Replacing a joint replacement, also known as revision surgery, is a complex and specialized procedure mastered by relatively few orthopedic surgeons. Here on the Western Slope, your options are limited and your doctor may refer you to the Denver area.

Pioneers Medical Center Advanced Orthopedics logoFortunately, there is a solution much closer to home, right here at Pioneers Medical Center Advanced Orthopedics in Meeker, Colorado. Dr. Kevin Borchard and Dr. Dan Ward are both Fellowship trained in knee and hip revision surgery. Both are Western Slope natives who brought their skills home after extensive training back East and in the military. And both are highly regarded experts in complex joint reconstruction procedures.

Known for decades for its hunting, fishing, and outdoor lifestyle, Meeker is quickly becoming known as a regional center for hip and knee revision surgeries. If your joint replacement is in need of replacement, there’s no need to make the long drive to Denver or Salt Lake City. The expertise you need is just up the road at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker. To find out more, give us a call at 970-878-9752 or keep reading.


Orthopedic Services

At our Advanced Orthopedics clinic, our team restores movement, strength and function through accurate diagnoses and treatment. There’s usually more than one way to treat your concern. Sometimes simply strengthening or re-engaging weak muscles through physical therapy is all it takes to feel better. Other times you can find relief through medication and various pain control methods. When disease or injury is advanced, surgery is a proven, effective solution.

Besides our specialty in total joint surgeries, we offer a variety of minor surgical solutions including arthroscopy, which allows us to view the area with a special camera to diagnose and event treat. With injury, we can also fuse or fixate broken bones with pins, plates or screws to aid healing. Our providers also specialize in sports medicine, offering a variety of solutions for sports-related injuries including ACL repair, shoulder displacement, torn muscles & ligaments and more.

Whatever your need we’ll start by getting to know you, examining the area in question and running diagnostic tests to get a full picture. Then, we’ll discuss your treatment options and help you select the solution—or combination of solutions—that work best for you.


We use our knees for many sports and daily activities. With overuse, injury or arthritis, our knee joints wear out. Pain that interferes with activities of daily living means you need relief. We can help with non-operative treatments including anti-inflammatory medications, glucosamine and chrondroitin sulfate supplements, pain medication, assistive devices for walking, physical therapy, cortisone injjections, plasma injections, viscosupplementation injections and weight loss. If these fail, knee replacement surgery, called arthroplasty, is often the next step. During surgery, our skilled surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and replaces it with an artificial joint that mimics your knee’s natural ability to glide as you bend. We use the latest materials to provide the most comfort and success, and Dr. Borchard employs the subvastus approach for knee replacement, a leading, minially-invasive option.


Hip surgery is a common and successful solution for people suffering from pain and stiffness due to arthritis or injury in the hip. Before surgery, our first approach is to gain relief through non-operative measures including physical therapy and various pain control methods. When surgery is needed, we offer a minimally invasive approach for total joint replacement of the hip and hip revision replacement surgery.


When it comes to shoulder surgery, arthritis or injury are often involved. Through sports, rotator cuffs can get injured and need repair. The rotator cuff is a ball of muscles and tendoms that form a cuff over the shoulder joint to hold the arm in place. Tears, injuries and impingements can be painful. When non-surgical solutions no longer bring relief, arthroscopy or a shoulder scope can be used to both diagnose and treat. Arthroplasty, or total joint replacement, may be needed.

Dr. Kevin Borchard

Advanced Orthopedics Director, Head Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Kevin BorchardDr. Borchard is highly skilled in all types of orthopaedic procedures, from the simple to the complex. He has received training from top institutes and has perfected his skills as a working orthopaedic surgeon over the last 10 + years. He has completed over 900 complex cases with world-renowned surgeons, learning to provide the best results for patients with the least pain and shortest recovery times possible. His advanced skills include performing complicated repairs and revisions to prior surgeries and employing the latest techniques, including the Superior approach for hip replacement. He hails from Meeker, Colorado. Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Training: Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Residency Training: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO College: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO Specialties: Advanced total joint replacement surgery; revision surgeries; minimally-invasive surgeries, including Superior approach Hip Technique; sports medicine emphasis.


Dan Ward, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

photo of Dan Ward MDDan is a Colorado native and enjoys the outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer. Dan has 15 years of experience performing complex joint reconstruction procedures. He completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital and went on to become the Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program there. He attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic.



Logan Crist, P.A.

Logan Crist PALogan is a mountain bike enthusiast and enjoys the trails around northwest Colorado. He completed his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Dayton in Ohio and received his undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Logan has a passion for orthopedics and sports injury care.




We will be with you every step of the way, and if you ever have a question, never hesitate to ask. Thank you in advance for entrusting us with your care.


If you’d like to set up an appointment, give us a call at 970-878-9752.