Dr. Cynthia Kelly, MD

Dr. Cynthia Kelly, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cynthia Kelly, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 31 years. She specializes in orthopedic surgery, oncology, and more.

OrthoONE at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3300

Denver, CO 80218
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affordable Health & Benefits
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kelly performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bone Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kelly "Dr. Kelly's practice emphasis is on bone and soft tissue tumors in all age groups, as well as osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis of the bone)."

10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

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

95  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ecchondromata
  • Enchondromata
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Ewing's Tumor
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Fracture
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis


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52  Procedures

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement


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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.


  • Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University of California (Los Angeles)
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • UCLA/UCLA Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Medical College of Ohio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of California Los Angeles Medical Center (Los Angeles)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Archons National Honor Society, 1981
  • Outstanding Senior Finalist, The Ohio State University, 1982
  • Alpha Phi National Sorority Academic Scholarship, 1982
  • Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Alumni Association Vice President, 1996-1998
  • Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • Instructor- Russell Taylor Trauma Course, Beaver Creek, CO, 1996
  • Guest Member, Round Table Discussion: Use of calcium Sulfate Pellets as Bone Graft Substitute, Breckenridge, CO, 1996
  • Visiting Surgeon, Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, CA, 1994
  • Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Alumni Association President, 1998
  • Alpha Phi Sorority President, The Ohio State University, 1982
  • Scientific Day Award, B-cell Lymphoma Research, Medical College of Ohio, 1987
  • Vernon P. Thompson Award for Outstanding Resident Research, Western Orthopaedic Association, 1994
  • Outstanding Resident Research Project/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Alumni Day, 1992
  • Outstanding Athlete Scholarship, 1978
  • Pathology Student Fellowship, Medical College of Ohio, 1986
  • Conway Chase Award-Outstanding Senior Sorority Woman, 1982
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1988
  • Consumer Research Council of America TOP SURGEON, 2002
  • Roche Pharmaceutical Communications Award, 1982
Media & Publications
  • Treatment of benign lesions of bone with an injectable calcium sulfate-based bone graft substitute, 2004
  • The value of serial arteriography in osteosarcoma: delivery of chemotherapy,determination of therapy duration and prediction of necrosis., 2005
  • Extra-Abnormal Tumors., December 2
  • Intraarterial Chemotherapy for Extremity Osteosarcoma and MFH in Adults, 2008
  • Use of a calcium sulfate-based bone substitute, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kelly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelly to family and friends
41 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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  • 3
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Dr. Kelly'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 (16)

I really appreciate Dr. Kelly's attention to her patients. The last I saw her, she came in and greeted me. I told her that I some questions about my knee and the treatment. She said, ok she would be happy to answer them, she then pulled up a chair and listened to all my questions. Then she...more
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Dr. Kelly removed a Liposarcoma tumor from my buttock while she was at UCLA Medical Center in 1995. I believe I am alive today due to her skill as a surgeon, ensuring the tumor was removed completely to prevent further recurrence. In 2007, I returned to her in Denver for repair of a stress...more
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For anyone looking for a cancer Dr., I would strongly recommend Dr. Kelly. She is outstanding and her staff is helpful and friendly.
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Dr. Cynthia Kelly is the person you want in a critical situation! She has the experience and professional knowledge to resolve oncology orthopedic surgeries. I am not sure anyone else would have given the care she personally gave to save my leg due to complications from a malignant tumor.. Five...more
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She's very friendly and accomandating, easy to talk to and takes time to answer any questions you may have.
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