Orthopaedic & Total Joint

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Orthopaedic & Total Joint2018-01-23T12:03:43+00:00

We’re here for all of your orthopaedic needs. It’s our goal to help you regain the active lifestyle you desire by providing the most advanced methods in total joint surgery, sports medicine, and orthopaedic care available today.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained—meaning they have received advanced training that goes above and beyond residency training in the areas of total joint replacement and repairs, and sports medicine. They are supported by physician assistants who received extra training and experience in orthopaedics.

Dr. Kevin Borchard offers advanced skills in total joint care and has earned a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery from the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA, a premier provider for orthopaedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal disease and disorders. 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. He offers advanced skills in total joint replacements and revisions, providing the latest, techniques for hips, knees and shoulders, including the Superior approach for hip replacement. His advanced skills include performing complicated repairs and revisions to prior surgeries. He also offers general orthopaedic care for a wide variety of needs.

Dr. John LeBlanc is an expert orthopaedic surgeon who is well known in his specialty area of sports medicine, having earned a fellowship in Sports Medicine from Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, KY, where he learned advanced skills from top surgeons and conducted specialized research with professional athletes. Dr. LeBlanc is a respected authority with published articles on shoulder instability, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, and research on core muscle strength, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease and more. Having played professional soccer, he understands and enjoys working with athletes of all levels. He offers advanced skills in surgically repairing injury to the shoulders, knees, ankles, elbows and ligaments, and in preventing sports injuries.  He also offers general orthopaedic care for a wide variety of needs.

Our orthopaedic procedures are performed with the same clinical techniques, superb implant quality, high quality of surgical efficiency and surgeon academic training and background you would find in the largest of metropolitan hospitals. Our clinical outcomes are second to none. Coupled with small community caring and concern, we are confident you will be very pleased with our orthopaedic care.

As with other top centers of orthopaedic medicine, wherever possible we employ specialized and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including arthroscopy, that allow for smaller incision sites, less tissue disruption, less discomfort and faster healing. We provide comprehensive orthopaedic services including total joint surgeries, arthroscopic shoulder, knee and ankle procedures and specialized treatment for sport injuries and arthritis of the shoulders, knees and hips.

Our dedicated team provides comprehensive care before, during and after surgery. Our orthopaedic-trained physical therapists employ a research-driven approach to readying you for surgery and getting you back to good health and enhanced movement as quickly as possible afterwards.

We’re with you every step of the way.

Kevin Borchard, MD
Kevin Borchard, MD
Center Director, Head Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Borchard is fellowship-trained and 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 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

John LeBlanc, MD
John LeBlanc, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. LeBlanc is a fellowship-trained, award winning sports medicine surgeon who offers advanced skills in surgically repairing sports-related injuries and in preventing sports injuries. He perfected his skills working with renowned surgeons while earning his Fellowship in Sports Medicine, and conducting research with professional athletes. He has over 25 years of experience as a working orthopaedic surgeon.

Board certification: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Training: Sports Medicine, Kentucky Sports Medicine, Lexington, KY
Residency Training: Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, New York, NY
Doctor of Osteopathy: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
College: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
Specialties: Sports medicine surgeries; repairing injury to the shoulders, knees, ankles, elbows and ligaments; sports injury prevention

Jarod Schoeberl, PA
Jarod Schoeberl, PA
Physician Assistant, Orthopaedics

Jarod Schoeberl is experienced in both inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic environments. Most recently he acted as the surgical first assist in sports medicine cases and complex knee surgeries at the well-respected Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. He offers strong skills in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment, interpretation of imaging studies and assistance with surgical intervention. Professional Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Graduate School: Wichita State University, P.A. Studies, Wichita, KS. College: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. Areas of Emphasis: Orthopaedics; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Evan Fleming, PA
Evan Fleming, PA
Physician Assistant, Orthopaedics

Evan Fleming has received special training and strong experience in orthopaedics. For several years he worked for a Level 1 trauma center in Peoria, Illinois where he served as first assist for various orthopaedic surgeries, including foot & ankle, sports medicine and trauma surgeries. Prior to earning his advanced degree as a physician assistant, Evan earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Athletic Training. Professional Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Graduate School: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
College: Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Areas of Emphasis: Orthopaedics; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

General Orthopaedic Services

Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system—including your bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. In short, everything that helps you move!

At the Memorial Regional Health Orthopaedic & Total Joint, 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 reengaging 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.

Total Joint Services


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 chondroitin sulfate supplements, pain medications, assistive devices for walking, physical therapy, cortisone injections, 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, minimally-invasive option. Our team is highly skilled in the most advanced knee replacement technologies.


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. Dr. Borchard is one of a few elite surgeons who received advanced training in the Superior approach method that is muscle and tissue sparing, requires no hip displacement and offers a quicker recovery. He is also skilled in other hip replacement techniques, including minimally invasive anterior and posterior methods.


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 tendons 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 a total joint replacement, may be needed. Dr. Borchard is trained in advanced methods including reverse total shoulder replacement. Our team offers minimally invasive shoulder surgery to repair all issues with the cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments of the shoulder.

Sports Medicine Services

Whether you are a professional or recreational athlete, sometimes even with the best training and intentions, injury happens. We are here to help you diagnose and treat injuries related to physical activities. Dr. LeBlanc is well-known and well-respected in the world of sports medicine, having earned a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and working with professional athletes including NCAA athletes. His experience treating elite athletes means advanced care for all sports medicine patients. Dr. LeBlanc treats the following:

  • Foot & ankle injuries

  • Knee injuries, including ACL tears, cartilage damage, meniscal tears

  • Shoulder, elbow and arm injuries, including SLAP tears, shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries and lateral epicondylitis

  • General sports-related injuries including sprains and strains


Memorial Regional Health – Medical Clinic
785 Russell Street
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-826-2450
Fax: 970-826-2459