• Orthopaedic Surgery

  • The best orthopedic care. The best you.
    How is your quality of life? Are you getting the most out of every day, or is shoulder, elbow or hand/wrist pain taking control? St. Thomas More Orthopaedic Clinic can help you move on from discomfort to get to the best you.

    Compassionate, specialized care. Close to home.
    Our team of experts has expanded to meet the growing orthopedic needs of our great community. Keith Minihane, M.D., is now joined by Jacob Patterson, M.D., a long-time community physician. Both are board-certified orthopedic surgeons who treat patients with a variety of traumatic and ongoing joint problems at their newly renovated orthopedic services clinic located at 933 Sells Avenue in Canon City. Together, they specialize in sports medicine, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, total knee replacement, ACL reconstruction and corrective surgery of the hand and foot. Dr. Minihane is supported by Eve Turkington, P.A.-C., who brings additional talent and resources to our orthopedic team.

    Call 719-285-2646 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

    Our practices serve all patients regardless of inability to pay. Sliding Fee Scale Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family/household size and income. For further information contact our Program Representative at 719-285-2467.

  • Our Providers

  • Keith MinihaneDr. Keith Minihane is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who treats patients with a variety of traumatic or long-standing musculoskeletal problems. He joined us in November 2013, is accepting new patients and providing care at the St. Thomas More Orthopedic Clinic in Canon City.

    Dr. Minihane earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and his Medical Degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL where he graduated with honors. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.

    Having served in the United States Army as an orthopaedic surgeon, he provided care for soldiers and their families in Ft. Carson, CO and South Korea. He was also deployed to Afghanistan. Most recently, he was the sole orthopaedic surgeon in a rural community in Illinois.

    Dr. Minihane and his wife met while he was stationed at Ft. Carson, and were married in Colorado. They are excited to be back in beautiful Colorado to be closer to family and the outdoors. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, cooking, woodworking, and spending time with family.

    Download  Dr. Minihane's bio sheet.


    Dr. PattersonDr. Jacob Patterson, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, FAAOS who has joined St Thomas More Orthopaedic Clinic in Canon City. Dr. Patterson has practiced in Canon City since 1991 has established a lasting relationship with our community. Dr. Patterson is currently accepting new patients in our orthopaedic clinic. We accept most insurance including United Health Care, Blue Cross, Humana, Tri-Care, Medicaid and Medicare.

    Dr. Patterson earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Trinity College and a Master’s Degree from Texas A & M University. He earned his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 1991 he joined practice with Dr. Eric Carlson in Canon City. Together they provided continuous, quality orthopaedic care and emergency coverage to our community for 25 years. Dr Patterson’s goal is to maintain the respect of his patients, colleges and co-workers.

    Dr. Patterson’s wife Marion is a certified registered operating room nurse and surgical first assistant who works with him in the office and the operating room. Together they share 5 children and two grandchildren. They enjoy golfing, horses, hunting, music, bicycling, family and time together outdoors.

    Surgeries Performed

    • Arthroscopy of the knee
    • Lower Extremity Joint Replacements
    • ACL Reconstruction and Meniscus Surgery
    • Bunion and Forefoot Surgery
    • Fracture Repair
    • Minor hand Surgeries
    • Office Procedures and Joint Injections



    Eve TurkingtonEve Turkington is a Certified Physician Assistant who has joined St Thomas More Orthopaedic Clinic in Canon City. Eve treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions and is accepting new patients. We accept most insurance including United Health Care, Blue Cross, Humana, Tri-Care, Medicaid and Medicare.

    In 2001, Eve graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christians Brothers University, where she also played on the women’s soccer team for four years. Eve earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Our Lady of the Lake College. Eve has many years of experience working as a Physician Assistant in Orthopaedics, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, and Army Medicine. Eve proudly serves as a Captain and Physician Assistant in the United States Army National Guard. She provided care for soldiers during her deployments to Kabul Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013 and Belize in 2014.  

    Eve and her fiancé met in Afghanistan and are looking forward to be married in Colorado in 2016. It has been a long time dream to live in Colorado and they are enjoying all the outdoor activities this beautiful area has to offer. In their spare time they enjoy snowboarding, cooking, traveling, cross fit, time with friends and family, and hiking with their two dogs. 

    Care Philosophy

    My belief is that the relationship between patient and provider is one of teamwork. It is my responsibility to provide patients with the most accurate information possible about their condition or injury and the patient’s responsibility to take an active role in their recovery. A healthy lifestyle is key to a successful recovery. When a patient comes to see us, they bring more than an injury or condition; they bring their expectations, individual needs, and personal experience. That’s why a caring relationship with patients and families is paramount to everything we do. We have the medical knowledge. The patient has the experience and expertise of knowing their own body. It is my goal to educate the patient and their family as the family is the best source of emotional support and information that can help with recovery. By working together can we improve our patient’s well-being and provide the best possible treatment. 

    Read Eve's bio sheet.

  • Contact Information

  • 933 Sell Ave.
    Canon City, CO 81212
    Phone: 719-285-2646
    Fax: 719-285-2647
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