Dr. John Shank, MD

Dr. John Shank, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

2446 Research Pkwy Ste 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shank "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."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • 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)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • 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.


  • Xavier University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Harborview Medical Center-Foot and Ankle Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences- Outstanding Surgical Intern of the Year, 1998-1999
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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shank's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shank to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Shank'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 (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 accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Shank has admitting privileges

University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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