Aaron Provance, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, West Virginia University (WV) (1999)
Residency:
  • West Virginia University Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Sports Medicine (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty

Recognition & Awards

  • Patient-Family Experience Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
  • CADA Distinguished Service Award, Colorado Athletic Directors Association (2015)
  • 5280 Top Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2014)
  • CHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, CHSAA (2012)

Research Interests

Ski Injury Collisions, Stress Fracture of the Finger in Elite Youth Rock Climbers, Kids in Adventure and Extreme Sports

Teaching

  • Foundations on Doctoring Preceptor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Medical student introduction to clinical medicine.
  • Master Educator - 3rd year medical student orthopedics curriculum (2011)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics

Publications

  • Gagliardi AG, Walker GA, Dahab KS, Seehusen CN, Provance AJ, Albright JC, Howell DR. Sports participation volume and psychosocial outcomes among healthy high school athletes. J Clin Transl Res. 2020 Aug 1;6(2):54-60. PubMed PMID: 33263090
  • Meyers RN, Schöffl VR, Mei-Dan O, Provance AJ. Returning to Climb after Epiphyseal Finger Stress Fracture. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Nov;19(11):457-462. PubMed PMID: 33156031
  • Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Wilson PE, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC. Sleep Problems and Melatonin Prescription After Concussion Among Youth Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33055498
  • Wilson JC, Kirkwood MW, Potter MN, Wilson PE, Provance AJ, Howell DR. Early physical activity and clinical outcomes following pediatric sport-related concussion. J Clin Transl Res. 2020 May 26;5(4):161-168. PubMed PMID: 33029564
  • Meyers RN, Howell DR, Provance AJ. The Association of Finger Growth Plate Injury History and Speed Climbing in Youth Competition Climbers. Wilderness Environ Med. 2020 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32981830
  • Walker GA, Seehusen CN, Armento A, Provance AJ, Wilson JC, Howell DR. Family Affluence Relationship to Sports Specialization in Youth Athletes. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 Aug 12;:9922820949699. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32781852
  • Sweeney EA, Howell DR, Potter MN, Gagliardi AG, Albright JC, Provance AJ. Comparison of pediatric sports fracture outcomes based on provider type. Phys Sportsmed. 2020 Apr 17;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32283983
  • Provance AJ, Howell DR, Potter MN, Wilson PE, D'Lauro AM, Wilson JC. Presence of Neck or Shoulder Pain Following Sport-Related Concussion Negatively Influences Recovery. J Child Neurol. 2020 Jun;35(7):456-462. PubMed PMID: 32192408
  • Patsimas T, Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC. Concussion-Symptom Rating Correlation Between Pediatric Patients and Their Parents. J Athl Train. 2020 Oct 1;55(10):1020-1026. PubMed PMID: 32031884
  • Meyers RN, Hobbs SL, Howell DR, Provance AJ. Are Adolescent Climbers Aware of the Most Common Youth Climbing Injury and Safe Training Practices?. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jan 28;17(3). PubMed PMID: 32012970
  • Provance AJ, Brewer MK, Seehusen CN, Younger BT, Howell DR. Athletic trainer employment, physician access and care delivery in secondary schools. Phys Sportsmed. 2020 Jan 28;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31961763
  • Gray M, Wilson JC, Potter M, Provance AJ, Howell DR. Female adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction than male adolescents following concussion. Phys Ther Sport. 2020 Mar;42:68-74. PubMed PMID: 31935640
  • C.N. Seehusen, V. Mucci, K.E. Welman, C.J. Browne, F. Feletti, A.J. Provance. Review on Reported Concussion, Identification and Management in Extreme Sports. Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal. 2020 April/June;10(2):290-299.
  • Novais EN, Riederer MF, Provance AJ. Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Deformity as a Cause for Extra-articular Hip Impingement in Young Athletes After an Avulsion Fracture: A Case Report. Sports Health. 2017 Dec 1;:1941738117744547. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29211625
  • Carry PM, Gala R, Worster K, Kanai S, Miller NH, James D, Provance AJ, Carollo JJ. POSTURAL STABILITY AND KINETIC CHANGE IN SUBJECTS WITH PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN AFTER A NINE-WEEK HIP AND CORE STRENGTHENING INTERVENTION. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Jun;12(3):314-323. PubMed PMID: 28593085
  • Khodaee M, Volkmer B, Provance A. Distal Clavicular Torus Fracture in a 15-Year-Old Snowboarder. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:288-288.e1. PubMed PMID: 27697328
  • Wilson J, Sochanska A, Randall M, Brewer M, Brooks K, Brueck G, Ramsey M, Kiyomi Lepon A, Provance A. Cervical Strengthening in Adolescent Athletes: a Pilot Study: 3235 Board #300 June 3, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May;48(5 Suppl 1):925. PubMed PMID: 27361804
  • Engelman G, Koutures C, Provance A. The Current State of Pediatric Sports Medicine: A Workforce Analysis. Phys Sportsmed. 2016;44(2):112-8. PubMed PMID: 26832067
  • Provance AJ, Engelman GH, Terhune EB, Coel RA. Management of Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. Orthopedics. 2016 Jan-Feb;39(1):24-30. PubMed PMID: 26709563
  • Provance AJ, Engelman GH, Terhune EB, Coel RA. Management of Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. Orthopedics. 2015 Dec 28;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26709563
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Member
  • American Medical Society Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), Member
  • Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS), Member
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM), Member
  • International Society of Skiing Safety, Member

Practice Locations

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Children's Colorado Health Pavilion
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80111
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System - Concussion Assessment
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include pediatric sports medicine with a special interest in adventure and extreme sports injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes. I also enjoy treating gymnastics injuries.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best and most up to date care for my young athletes. I love their passion and motivation for their individual sports. I also find it easy to relate to my patients being a former wrestler and football player.

Personal Interests
I enjoy ski mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, as well as skiing and biking with my wife and three kids. I was able to obtain one of my lifelong goals of summiting Denali in 2012. I race for the Boulder Cycle Sport team and compete in mountain biking and cyclocross events.

Volunteer Activities
Mountain Range High School Team Physician, Medical Director of Athletics, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Public Speaking
Yes
Pediatric Sports Medicine Topics

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, West Virginia University (WV) (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • West Virginia University Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Sports Medicine (2007)
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Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
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