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 doctor who practices in Littleton, CO. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Clinkscales is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Parker Adventist Hospital, Porter Adventist Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Hand Surgery Associates

7750 S Broadway Ste 160

Littleton, CO 80122
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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
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Dr. Clinkscales' Experience

Dr. Clinkscales' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Gout
  • Animal Bite
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in Englewood, CO |
I've had 2 surgeries done by Dr. Clinkscales. He is a very kind and caring professional with a great sense of humor. He also is very down to earth, takes great care to explain his findings and answer questions.
in Littleton , CO |
Awesome doctor. He is so kind and he really listens to what you need from him. Great surgeon as well.
Littleton, CO |
I was so pleased with Dr. Clinkscales knowledge, professional, great patient rapport in dealing with my left wrist situation. I would recommend him highly to anyone in need of great care.
Parker, CO |
Great bedside manor, professional but engaging and very knowledgeable.
in Littleton co |
What can I say... both times that I have needed Dr Clinkscales he has been there to repair my wrists. He is professional, caring, very thorough and gets the job done right the first time. I have recommended him several times to my clients that have the need for his services.A++++
in Golden, CO |
Dr. Clinkscales performed surgery on my hand after I severed the tendon and nerves in my thumb. He was amazingly comforting when I met him and very professional when it came to explaining everything that needed to be done. The hand surgery office also were very extensive when it came to treatment and therapy after my surgery. I would recommend them to any of my family and friends.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Clinkscales accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Clinkscales has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
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Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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