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Learn about Dr. Butzen
Doctor Butzen is a patient, caring physician who takes the time to explain the condition and treatment options with the patient, to create a trusting physician-patient relationship. He utilizes his years of experience treating trauma and sports injuries to give the best care for your shoulder, knee, wrist or hand pain, arthritis, or injury. Doctor Butzen does not work with a physician's assistant (PA), so each appointment with him will be face-to-face with Doctor Butzen, a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Butzen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Emergency Sports Medicine
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Men's Sports Medicine
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Butzen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Toe
Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthropathy Associated With Bacterial Disease
Arthropathy Associated With Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
Arthropathy Associated With Viral Disease
Arthropathy in Behcet's Syndrome
Broken Shoulder Blade
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Distal Radius Fracture
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Fractured Lower Leg
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Muscle Strain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee Ligament Rupture
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pediatric Ankle Fractures
Postoperative Hip Fracture
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sports Injuries of the Knee
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Upper Extremity Fracture
Upper Extremity Infection
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Fracture Repair
Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Congenital Hand Surgery
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hand Tendon Repair
Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fusion
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Joint Replacement Surgery
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Total Shoulder Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
Medical College Of Ohio
Medical School | Graduated 2007
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, Ny
Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, Ny
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
Barry University / School Of Graduate Medical Science
Other Education | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Butzen has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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