Dr. Carlton Clinkscales, MD

Dr. Carlton Clinkscales, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carlton Clinkscales, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Littleton, CO and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Hand Surgery Associates

7750 S Broadway Ste 160

Littleton, CO 80122
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Clinkscales's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clinkscales "Dr. Clinkscales is a fellowship-trained, orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon who joined Hand Surgery Associates in 1998. After completing a degree in Religion from Davidson College in 1985, he moved on to his medical education at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Clinkscales then moved on to his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after which he completed his fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center. His prestigious CV includes time spent as the President of the Rocky Mo"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

58  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Davidson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Surgeons of America, 2010, 2009
  • 5280 Magazine's TOP DOCS, 2010
  • 5280 Magazine's TOP DOCS, 2011
  • Global directory of WHO'S WHO, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clinkscales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clinkscales to family and friends
56 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clinkscales' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

I was very happy and extremely impressed by Dr Clinkscales. He was kind, warm but still direct. He obviously loves being a doctor and we talked about all my concerns. He made my hand/finger feel much better with a simple buddy strap and eliminated about 95% of the pain and then gave me a...more
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Have not had hand surgery yet, but he was very nice, very knowledgeable and explained things very well. Apologized for making me wait a little longer than usual. Have another appointment at the end of July to re-evaluate and schedule surgery.
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Very efficient office. Problem was identified and recommendations were offered. Felt doctor was honest and realistic about diagnosis and prognosis. Highly recommend
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This was my first appointment with the doc in anticipation of correcting a bent little finger. He was very thorough explaining what the cause of the condition is and gave me literature to take home with me. He also gave me a couple of recommendations as how to move forward to straighten my...more
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Very personable,likable doctor. Highly recommend.
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