Dr. Eric Britton, MD

Dr. Eric Britton, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Britton, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Hand Surgery Associates

601 E Hampden Ave Ste 500

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CompCare
  • CorVel

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 95% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Britton'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. Britton "Eric Britton, M.D., a board certified hand and upper extremity surgeon, has been with Hand Surgery Associates since 1993. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, moving on to receive his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Britton then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University. His surgical education was capped off with a prestigious hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Britton was a principle investigator in the national research trial studying effective medications for the treatment of Dupuytren's Disease resulting in the recent FDA approval of Xiaflex . Dr. Britton has treated children with traumatic injuries and congenital anomalies through the Hand Clinic at The Children's Hospital for over 15 years. He is a consultant at Craig Hospital in Denver, providing upper extremity reconstructive options for patients with debilitating spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Britton is also the upper extremity consultant for National Jewish Hospital where he provides treatment for patients on a national referral level who have rare upper extremity infections. He is an active Fellow in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His professional affiliations also include Porter Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital."


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Infections
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • 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
  • Hand Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • 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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kleinert Kutz And Asssociates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Joseph Boyes Outstanding research paper, 1993
  • Magna Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, 0/0/0
  • Hampar Kelikian Research Fund, 1992
Media & Publications
  • For this information please visit our website www.hsacolorado.com.,
  • For this information please visit our website www.hsacolorado.com.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Britton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Britton to family and friends
65 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (65)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Britton'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 (30)

I have to agree with the posts about his absent bedside manner. He had little to say and actually dismissed my concerns about being able to participate in softball this year. I have lingering problems with my thumb. He seemed disinterested. I went to PT for 2 weeks longer than recommended. He took...more
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Dr. Britton was very thorough and personable. He explained my condition well and the options that were available. I would definitely recommend him.
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If you want a physician who does NOT have an ounce of bedside manner then go to Dr. Britton. He saw me for a brief 10 minutes. He was incredibly quiet, came across as uncaring and did not listen to my concerns. I went to him for a second opinion. He had no opinion just more PT which I had done for...more
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Very disappointed with my experience at HSA. The front desk women were nice enough. However, we waited nearly 30 minutes in the waiting room and another 15 for Dr. B. When Dr. B finally got in the room he barely took any time with us. He didn't listen to our concerns about my son's wrist. He broke...more
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Not much of a personality. Spent very little time with me. Seemed dismissive of my concerns. I waited nearly 30 minutes for my appointment. So I went to another Dr. with Panorama, they gave me an MRI. They discoved my wrist injury was way more serious than Dr. Britton thought. I am having surgery...more
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