Dr. Colvin Wellborn, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Wellborn
Accepting new patients

Nirschl Orthopedic Center

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504 Arlington, VA 22205

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Dr. Colvin Wellborn, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Arlington, VA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wellborn has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons New York Ny medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wellborn to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn performs Hip Replacement more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wellborn treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Wellborn treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Wellborn's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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It was a good experience. I have had a 11 year problem with knee and It band tightness. He gave me his opinion on my current treatment. I want very much to be on the right track and stop having to see doctors.
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Reuben – Mar 06, 2020
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This physician is one of the many blessings of living in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr Wellborn ensures his patients are at ease before they leave the door and puts their fears to rest. He is kind, and he takes time to listen. His expertise is unsurpassed when it comes to orthopedic issues. We are extremely fortunate to have him in our area.
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Susan Brown, PhD – Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Wellborn and staff all provide top level service!
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Feb 14, 2020
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I have been a patient of his for 4 yrs. He has replaced both of my hips. I have total confidence in him! He is busy and can sometimes be hard to get a quick appt.
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Feb 08, 2020
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Feb 02, 2020
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Dr. Wellborn is the best! He always greets me with a smile, is compassionate, and very knowledgeable.
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Bill Ehmer – Dec 10, 2019
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Dr. Wellborn was very helpful and knowledgeable. He found the source of knee pain that had been bothering me for some time and has prescribed a path that doesn’t involve surgery. His staff was great and very efficient with time as well.
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Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Wellborn was great pre surgery and post surgery. He explained all aspects of the process, and answered all my questions. That really put me at ease.
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Robert Abood – Nov 23, 2019
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Courteous staff, minimal wait, very knowledgeable physician who listens to his patients.
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Oct 21, 2019
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Dr Wellborn discussed continued use of cortisone shots in my shoulders for pain. I explained that at my age surgery was not an option. After taking xrays, he felt the shots would help my bursitis. Dr Wellborn is always very cautious.
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Liz – Oct 21, 2019
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Knee and later a hip revision, difficult surgeries. Simply a superb doctor, surgeon and human being.
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Oct 14, 2019
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Dr Wellborn is a phenomenal surgeon and an all around wonderful person. When repairing my torn ACL and MCL, he was kind and caring. His surgery left no noticable scars and has left my knee better than before. He got me skydiving again! I can't ask for more than that.
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Bryan Taylor – Sep 29, 2019
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Dr. Wellborn is very professional, caring and concerned about the well being of his patients. He thoroughly explained the surgery and recovery process and was available for follow up questions. A speedy and healthy recovery is his highest priority! A million thanks! I’m grateful for the outstanding care and attention to wellness.
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Mary Lou – Sep 09, 2019
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Excellent doctor. He wants patients to really tell them how they are feeling. He makes it easy to be open. He is different in the best way. You will be so happy he is your doctor!
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Sep 07, 2019
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Wow! Dr Wellborn is the most compassionate doctor I’ve ever met. He’s also a good listener. Dr Wellborn explained about the hip surgery I needed to have. He is so comforting and answers all your questions. Savena, his receptionist, is on top of her game. She’s outstanding. So responsive and knowledgeable. I’m so happy I picked this Top Doctor. He’s the best!
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LH – Sep 04, 2019
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Great experience for my 6 year old! We were seen quickly for his broken wrist. Everyone was very kind to him and gave me a concise list of pros/cons to figure out what treatment plan was best for him.
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Aug 31, 2019
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Excellent
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Ann – Aug 23, 2019
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I visited Dr. Wellborn for arthritic shoulder and knees. After examining my knees, he decided that they needed attention first. When I arrived for my appointment yesterday, I was in a wheelchair, this morning I am walking without my cane. Dr. Wellborn is an outstanding physician! I particularly like his non-aggressive approach!
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Katharine Rubright – Aug 22, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and professional his recovery plan was very accurate. I am a first responder and need to get back to work ASAP and strong as possible. Dr. Wellborn was great in my return back to work safe.
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Aug 10, 2019
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I had both knees replaced a year apart. My outcome was wonderful. He, Sevena and the PT staff were very helpful and professional. I can stand all day now!
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About Me

Our mission is to place the needs of our patients first and offer the highest quality of care possible.

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors, 2011 and 2

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Virginia Hospital Center, Vice Chief, Department of Orthopedics

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Nirschl Orthopedic Center

Nirschl Orthopaedic Center1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504 Arlington, VA 22205
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Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)