Dr. Colvin Wellborn, MD

Dr. Colvin Wellborn, MD

Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Colvin Wellborn, MD is a joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Arlington, VA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504

Arlington, VA 22205

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Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Runner's Knee
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Wellborn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wellborn "Dr. Wellborn completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he lettered all four years as a distance swimmer. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC where he was Chief Resident. After nearly 10 years in practice in Santa Barbara, California, he returned to the DC area in 2007. Dr. Wellborn specializes in joint reconstruction and preservation of the ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder. He is trained on the modern techniques of minimally invasive, gender specific and computer-assisted surgery. He has wide experience in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and treatment of traumatic injuries. Dr. Wellborn enjoys treating all age groups including pediatric and adolescent patients. He is dedicated to serving the community and has been the team physician for Lake Braddock High School athletic teams since 2008. Dr. Wellborn has been recognized by his peers as one of the areas "Top Doctors" for several years in Northern Virginia Magazine and has been recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors by Patients' Choice. Dr. Wellborn is committed to educating his patients so that they can be active participants in their treatment regimes."


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Care Philosophy

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  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons New York Ny
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Doctors", 2011 and 2
Media & Publications

Dr. Wellborn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia Hospital Center, Vice Chief, Department of Orthopedics

Dr. Wellborn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wellborn to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Wellborn's 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 (3)
in Falls Church, VA |
Dr. Wellborn is a pleasant and caring surgeon. He was referred to us through Michigan State University based on their research of the best joint replacement Doctors in the DMV area. He lived up to the billing. I can't imagine a better practitioner. In addition, he is patient and willing to put those he is serving at ease with thorough explanations and involvement. Lastly, the Virginia Hospital environment in which he works provides a wonderful environment for recovery.
in Falls Church, VA |
....Two months after a very successful hip replacement surgery.... I am very grateful to Dr. Wellborn for his masterful expertise, confidence and support... Everything turned out as ordinary as he indicated... In my case there was no pain or major discomfort (beyond the swelling of the affected muscles) I wholeheartedly & highly recommend him to anyone...! The office staff and the Physical Therapy group also, did a thorough professional job... I thank them as well..
in Arlington, VA |
I was blown away when Dr. Wellborn asked me ?What else?? at the end of our visit. Most doctors these days spend little time with patients ? not Dr. Wellborn. He was an attentive listener, asked lots of questions, and showed true concern. Finally, he offered to help me get more physical therapy visits authorized by my insurance. I am lucky to have Dr. Wellborn caring for my total knee replacement, a procedure I did with an out-of-town surgeon, something that didn't seem to bother him at all.
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Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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