Dr. Frances Faro, MD

Dr. Frances Faro, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Frances Faro, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

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Top Care Areas

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

Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Faro'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. Faro ""I enjoy helping patients to understand the mechanics of their bodies. I believe that all healing begins with this education and understanding, whether the cure involves surgery or conservative treatment. I was drawn to the area of foot and ankle surgery because sound feet really are the foundation of good health. My goal is to educate patients about their options and together choose a treatment plan that fits their life and goals.""

10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

139  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Claw Toe
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain


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74  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Casting
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of California At San Diego
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Faro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Faro to family and friends
29 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Faro'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 (4)

I only met the dr once and she said I had to have holes drilled into my bone to bring it back to life(but come to find out this is only a option at beginning of AVN and mine was not the beginning), so I underwent a unneeded surgery which caused me more pain and am still in a lot of pain since...more
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The front office was very professional and neat and Dr Faro took her time and explained everything to me.
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I saw Dr. Faro to get a 2nd opinion on my Achilles injury. She is very smart, practical and not willing to jump into surgery as a first option. I liked her conservative approach. When all else did not work (boot, acupuncture, PT), I had repair surgery. She was excellent. Her level of skill,...more
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I was born with club foot and after 6 years of looking for a surgeon to help me Dr. Faro, was able to give me a triple arthrodesis. This will make my life so much easier and pain free. I am now proud of my scars and the progress I have made because of her.
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