Dr. John Fulkerson, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford 499 Farmington Ave Ste 300 Farmington, CT 06032 Get Directions
Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Fulkerson is affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital.

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With over thirty years experience, I emphasize precision and excellence in the care of every patient

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Patient Comments (4)
in Arlington, MA |
After an old knee injury flared up, I was in crippling pain for over a year. I went to see top surgeons in NYC, Boston and even the surgeon for the Denver Broncos! None of them could figure out why I was in so much pain. Thank goodness I was finally refereed to Dr. Fulkerson. He diagnosed my condition right away. I am 3 months post surgery and feeling so much better! Dr. Fulkerson predicts that I will be 100% healed 1 year post surgery! Than You Dr. Fulkerson! I am so grateful!
in Farmingdale, ME |
26, had two prior knee surgeries with two different surgeons which did not address the knee issues I was having. Fulkerson performed my third in Dec 2015: Fulkerson osteotomy, microfracture procedure, lateral release. Long recovery but best decision I have ever made. I'm not even a year out and I already have more function than I did prior to surgery! Fulkerson saved my active life, very knowledgeable and personable, my only regret is I didn't find him sooner!
in Tyler, TX |
I had 2 Fulkerson Osteotomy procedures after having 6 unsuccessful knee surgeries in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama. Dr. Fulkerson was a dream come true and finally fixed my knees. He also corrected problems other surgeons caused in the process. Thank you, Dr. Fulkerson, you gave me my life back.
Avon, CT |
Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions providing guidance and options.
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Dr. Fulkerson's Care Philosophy

With over thirty years experience, I emphasize precision and excellence in the care of every patient

Dr. Fulkerson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale Med Ctr

    Completed in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale Med Ctr

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Williams College

    Graduated in 1968

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate