Dr. Juan Agudelo

Dr. Juan Agudelo

Dr. Juan Agudelo

Dr. Juan Agudelo


Dr. Juan Agudelo has more than 15 years of experience in Orthopedic Surgery. As a fellowship-trained in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, he has the ability to restore function of hips and knees with state of the art surgical procedures, including minimally invasive procedures to restore hip and knee function.


Dr. Agudelo earned his Medical Degree from CES University, School of Medicine in Medellín, Colombia. He is double trained in Orthopedic Surgey completing a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia and at the Univeristy of Colorado in Denver.


He also has additional training as a Research Fellow at Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado in Denver, and Adult Reconstruction (Fellowship) at the University of Colorado in Denver. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Florida Orthopedic Society and the Colombian Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Juan Agudelo
Dr. Juan Agudelo

Education and Training

Dr. Juan Agudelo

Medical School Health Sciences School of Medicine, CES University, Medellin, Colombia.

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma, Pontificia Bolivariana University.

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver

Research Fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

Fellowship Adult Reconstruction/joint replacement, University of Colorado, Denver


1: Yi C, Agudelo JF, Dayton MR, Morgan SJ. Early complications of anterior supine intermuscular total hip arthroplasty.
Orthopedics. 2013 Mar;36(3):e276-81. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130222-14. PubMed PMID: 23464946.


2: Agudelo JF, Flierl MA, Smith WR, Moore EE, Williams AE, Eckels PC, Morgan SJ, Stahel PF. Influence of preoperative 7.5% hypertonic saline on neutrophil activation after reamed intramedullary nailing of femur shaft fractures: a prospective randomized pilot study.
J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Feb;26(2):86-91. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31821cfd2a. PubMed PMID: 21904224.


3: Botolin S, Agudelo J, Dwyer A, Patel V, Burger E. High rectal injury during trans-1 axial lumbar interbody fusion L5-S1 fixation: a case report.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 15;35(4):E144-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181ca7351. PubMed PMID: 20110832.

4: Sathy AK, Starr AJ, Smith WR, Elliott A, Agudelo J, Reinert CM, Minei JP. The effect of pelvic fracture on mortality after trauma: an analysis of 63,000 trauma patients.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Dec;91(12):2803-10. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00598. PubMed PMID: 19952241.


5: Tuttle MS, Smith WR, Williams AE, Agudelo JF, Hartshorn CJ, Moore EE, Morgan SJ. Safety and efficacy of damage control external fixation versus early definitive stabilization for femoral shaft fractures in the multiple-injured patient.
J Trauma. 2009 Sep;67(3):602-5. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181aa21c0. PubMed PMID: 19741407.


6: Lindeque BG, Agudelo J. Incarcerated tibial nail.
Orthopedics. 2009 Feb;32(2):126. PubMed PMID: 19301793.


7: Parekh AA, Smith WR, Silva S, Agudelo JF, Williams AE, Hak D, Morgan SJ. Treatment of distal femur and proximal tibia fractures with external fixation followed by planned conversion to internal fixation.
J Trauma. 2008 Mar;64(3):736-9. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31804d492b. PubMed PMID: 18332816.


8: Morgan SJ, Hurley D, Agudelo JF, Meyers T, Lyons R, Parekh A, Smith WR. Retrograde femoral nailing: an understanding of the intercondylar insertion site.
J Trauma. 2008 Jan;64(1):151-4. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31815dd001. PubMed PMID: 18188114.


9: Agudelo J, Schürmann M, Stahel P, Helwig P, Morgan SJ, Zechel W, Bahrs C, Parekh A, Ziran B, Williams A, Smith W. Analysis of efficacy and failure in proximal humerus fractures treated with locking plates.
J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Nov-Dec;21(10):676-81. PubMed PMID: 17986883.


10: Hasenboehler EA, Agudelo JF, Morgan SJ, Smith WR, Hak DJ, Stahel PF. Treatment of complex proximal femoral fractures with the proximal femur locking compression plate.
Orthopedics. 2007 Aug;30(8):618-23. PubMed PMID: 17727017.


11: Ziran BH, Hendi P, Smith WR, Westerheide K, Agudelo JF. Osseous healing with a composite of allograft and demineralized bone matrix: adverse effects of smoking.
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2007 Apr;36(4):207-9. PubMed PMID: 17515188.

12: Smith W, Williams A, Agudelo J, Shannon M, Morgan S, Stahel P, Moore E. Early predictors of mortality in hemodynamically unstable pelvis fractures.
J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Jan;21(1):31-7. PubMed PMID: 17211266.


13: Smith WR, Ziran B, Agudelo JF, Morgan SJ, Lahti Z, Vanderheiden T, Williams A. Expandable intramedullary nailing for tibial and femoral fractures: a preliminary analysis of perioperative complications.
J Orthop Trauma. 2006 May;20(5):310-4; discussion 315-6. PubMed PMID: 16766932.


14: Sandoval JJ, Shank JR, Morgan SJ, Agudelo JF, Price CS. Midfoot coccidioidal osteomyelitis. A case report and review of the literature.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Apr;88(4):861-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 16595479.


15: Morgan SJ, Furry K, Parekh AA, Agudelo JF, Smith WR. The deltoid muscle: an anatomic description of the deltoid insertion to the proximal humerus.
J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Jan;20(1):19-21. PubMed PMID: 16424805.


16: Smith WR, Moore EE, Osborn P, Agudelo JF, Morgan SJ, Parekh AA, Cothren C. Retroperitoneal packing as a resuscitation technique for hemodynamically unstable patients with pelvic fractures: report of two representative cases and a description of technique.
Trauma. 2005 Dec;59(6):1510-4. PubMed PMID: 16394933.


17: Smith W, Shurnas P, Morgan S, Agudelo J, Luszko G, Knox EC, Georgopoulos G. Clinical outcomes of unstable pelvic fractures in skeletally immature patients.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Nov;87(11):2423-31. PubMed PMID: 16264117.


18: Ziran BH, Smith WR, Zlotolow DA, Manion C, Grosskreuz R, Agudelo JF, Morgan SJ. Clinical evaluation of a true percutaneous technique for antegrade femoral nailing.
Orthopedics. 2005 Oct;28(10):1182-6. PubMed PMID: 16237882.


19: Agudelo JF, Morgan SJ, Smith WR. Venous thromboembolism in orthopedic trauma patients. Orthopedics.
2005 Oct;28(10):1164-71; quiz 1172-3. Review. PubMed PMID: 16237881.


20: Agudelo JF, Ziran BH, Smith WR, Scalamogna D. Use of a sliding trochanteric osteotomy for supra-cotyloid exposure of posterior-superior acetabular fracture patterns.
Orthopedics. 2005 Sep;28(9):908-12. PubMed PMID: 16190052.


21: Ziran BH, Smith WR, Balk ML, Manning CM, Agudelo JF. A true triceps-splitting approach for treatment of distal humerus fractures: a preliminary report.
J Trauma. 2005 Jan;58(1):70-5. PubMed PMID: 15674153.


22: Smith WR, Agudelo JF. Damage control in orthopedic surgery: fad or fact?
coOrthopedics. 2004 Nov;27(11):1136, 1154. PubMed PMID: 15566123.