Dr. John Papilion, MD

Dr. John Papilion, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o
(29)

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Dr. John Papilion, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 230

Denver, CO 80230
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Papilion's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papilion treats Elbow Sprain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Papilion treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papilion treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Papilion treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papilion treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Papilion treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Papilion's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

I specialize in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. Regardless of the level of the athlete - recreational, high school, college, and professionals - I strive to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Christ Hosp Bone & Joint Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Saint Josephs Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Saint Josephs Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Colorado
Medical School
1976
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1985
1985
1984
1981
1976

Awards

Dr. Papilion's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Papilion

3.3

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
51.724137931034484%
(15)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
1 Star
34.48275862068966%
(10)

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Had total knee replacement in both knees in 2018. Dr. Papilion did a great job. Was living a pain free life until I fell six weeks ago and broke my femur in my left leg. Called Dr. Papilion from the emergency room, and he arranged to have Dr. Swann work on it, as it was Dr. Swann's specialty. But, knowing I was nervous, he came in on a Sunday to be there during surgery, even though he had family obligations. He has been involved in my follow up and is genuinely caring. Best doctor I've ever had!
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Dr Papillion is without a doubt the best orthopedic Dr in Denver! I can attest to that after visiting countless drs who diagnosed me with everything from a dermatology knee issue to a tumor in the knee. He listens and genuinely cares about his patients and offers a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the human body. He correctly diagnosed me (without an MRI or xray) with a dislocated patella which was shown to be dislocated even when laying on the surgery bed unconscious.
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
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