Dr. John Shank, MD
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Dr. John Shank, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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As our name implies, our goal is to provide our patients with comprehensive orthopedic excellence. Our physicians and staff work in a collaborative setting to provide world-class care and service. We diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems from injury to wear and tear. Our physicians help patients of all ages and activity levels.


Dr. John Shank, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Shank is affiliated with University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central.

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    Patient Reviews (12)
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    After 3 failed surgeries on my foot, I was referred to Dr Shank. After consulting with him, I felt he had a great plan for repairing my foot. I consented to surgery and for the first time in over 10 years, I can walk without any foot pain...I am very happy!...I wholeheartedly recommend Dr John Shank and anyone in his professional practice.. P. Whitaker
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    Having had surgeries in 9 years since moving to colorado, I can say that i would recommend Dr. shank to anyone. He is the best . In addition, his office staff and personal are second. to none
    in La Junta, CO |
    I am so pleased with my treatment, surgery, and follow up appointments! Dr. Shank and his staff are amazing in all areas I needed. I am so grateful my local physician sent me to this office when I broke my ankle. I have been telling everyone if they need an orthopedic doctor, this is the only place to come.
    Colorado Springs, CO |
    I've seen Dr. Shank around 4 or 5 times in the past four years. He takes his time with you and listens to all your concerns. Over the years, I have been to foot doctors who encouraged me to have surgery. Not Dr. Shank. He went with a more conservative approach. Although PRP is not recognized by Insurance Companies, I believe this non-invasive procedure eliminated the pain I was having.
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    I was diagnosed with severe midfoot arthritis, due to an old injury. I switched to another Dr., thinking he's the best. However, he would not fix the entire midfoot. I go in and see Dr. Shank, he says he can fix it with screws in my midfoot, metatarsals 1,2,and 3. Well, I'm so happy to say, I no longer have arthritis so bad that I can't walk. 3 months alter it is all fused again, so I finally was able to address my torn right knee medial meniscus, with Dr. Purcell, who is also a perfectionist:)
    in Castle Rock, CO |
    I would highly recommend Dr. Shank for any surgery you may need. He is the BEST! I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Shank and his staff. He reconstructed my ankle after my hiking accident. Thanks to him I am back hiking and enjoying every day life completely free of pain. He and his staff made every step of the way delightful and worry-free.
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    I'm glad I listened to Dr.Shank! He recommended surgery on my arthritic ankle and it is so much better! No pain at all! Recovery was just as he said it would be. He is very kind, patient and friendly. I never felt rushed when visiting him. He answered all my questions and explained everything to me clearly.
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    Dr. Shank repaired my L ankle, by doing a complete reconstruction of my L Ankle. Today I started walking without crutches in 3 years. Thank You
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    Words will not express my admiration of and appreciation for Dr. John Shank. After two unsuccessful surgeries on my left food, he spent 3.5+ hours in surgery cleaning out the junk left from my earlier procedures. Two years later I have full and painless use of my foot. Thank you, Dr. Shank
    in Divide, CO |
    One of the things I liked about him was his sense of humor! You can joke with him. I had an ankle fusion of my left ankle. All the way through the process was excellent. All the personnel were great. The fusion was on May 23, 2016 and I am FWB as of August 15, 2016.
    in Pueblo, CO |
    Dr. Shank has an excellent bed-side manner as are his surgical skills. He came very highly recommended by mr PCP and I in turn have referred people to him.
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    My visits sometimes were with Dr. Shank and sometimes with his assistant. I felt like Dr. Shank was so busy he didn't even know me. Between he and his Medical Assistant information was inconsistent. When calling with a concern i have never received a call back from Dr. Shank himself. His Medical Assistant actually called my Physical Therapist instead. I had to make repeated calls to get in touch with anyone. Calling in requires so many filters it makes it difficult to express my concerns
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    Dr. Shank's Care Philosophy

    As our name implies, our goal is to provide our patients with comprehensive orthopedic excellence. Our physicians and staff work in a collaborative setting to provide world-class care and service. We diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems from injury to wear and tear. Our physicians help patients of all ages and activity levels.

    Dr. Shank'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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • University of Colorado Health Sciences- Outstanding Surgical Intern of the Year, 1998-1999
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    • Media & Publications
      • Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2003
      • JBJS, 2006
      • Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2004
      • In Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Orthopedics, 4th ed., 2005
      • Foot and Ankle Int., August 200
      • Techniques in Orthopaedics, July 2001

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Achilles Tendon Rupture
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Amputated Toe
    • 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
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis of the Ankle
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Injuries
    • Foot Sprain
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fractured Lower Leg
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Heel Spur
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Leg Injury
    • Leg Muscle Strain
    • Leg Pain
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger


    • Medical School
      University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1998

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 2003

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harborview Medical Center-Foot and Ankle Fellowship

      Completed in 2004

      Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas

      Completed in 2004

    • Undergraduate School
      Xavier University

      Graduated in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
    • Achilles Tenotomy
    • Amputation
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Ankle Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot Surgery
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate