Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD

Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
34 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Louisville, CO and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from DUKE UNIV SCH OF MED in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read his story

Cornerstone Orthopedics

80 Health Park Dr

Louisville, CO 80027
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Backus' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Backus "Dr. Backus is an Orthopedic Surgeon and is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery with a sports emphasis. He is an avid sports-lover and enjoys treating individuals with a passion for being active. He has participated in the care of everyone from weekend warriors to Olympians and professional athletes. He is currently a US Ski Team physician and previously assisted with physician coverage to the (former) St. Louis Rams football and Blues hockey teams during residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Backus is also passionate about research and currently collaborates with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO. He has been involved in many orthopedic research studies over the course of his education and has been published in a number of orthopedic journals. He has also presented his research at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual meetings. Prior to attending medical school, he was awarded a Cancer Research Training Fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. During medical school at Duke University, he spent a year researching post-traumatic arthritis and during fellowship, his research interests included Achilles tendon ruptures, lateral ligament tears and syndesmotic injuries. He continues to conduct research because he enjoys contributing to orthopaedic advancement and improving the quality of patient care. Dr. Backus chose to specialize in foot and ankle because of its complexity. He completed his fellowship training with Dr. Thomas Clanton at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. During his fellowship, he had extensive exposure to athletes at every level and broad experience with many complicated foot and ankle conditions. He also fell in love with Colorado during his fellowship training and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to practice here. When he's not in the operating room or clinic, Dr. Backus enjoys spending time with his wife and children, skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, scuba diving and traveling."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Backus "Dr. Backus prides himself on being a surgeon who listens intently to his patients. His philosophy is that no two patients and no two injuries are exactly alike, and personalized care is critical for the best possible recovery. He takes great pride in helping patients at all activity levels get better and back to the pursuits they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible. Because of this, he also believes in utilizing the least invasive surgical approach for every patient when indicated. His clinical interests include: Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle impingement, Osteochondral lesions of the Talus and Tibial Plafond, lateral ligament injuries, Peroneal tendon injuries, Syndesmotic injuries, Achilles ruptures, total ankle replacement, flatfoot deformities, cavus foot deformities, forefoot deformity, and lower extremity trauma."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Backus does not have any board certifications listed.


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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

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  • Kings College London / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Backus has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Backus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backus to family and friends
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Dr. Backus' Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

If you ever need an orthopedic surgeon for any reason, I highly recommend Dr. Backus. He removed two bunions that had been causing me pain for years and was very knowledgeable and patient when explaining the exact surgical plan & post-op care. One foot is almost a year post-op & the other about 3...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Backus. the quality of care was exceptional, he is extremely knowledgeable, caring, proffesional and down to earth. I came to him with a very serious ankle injury, and was in his care throughout surgery and for post op visits as well. I never questioned that the quality of...more
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I'm 42 and tore my tibio fibular ligament skiing. I was unaware of the degree of my injury but the swelling was a concern so I made an appointment with Dr. Backus. Upon exam he diagnosed the tear. Dr. Backus was great throughout the process. I felt like he gave me advice as if we were friends...more
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Dr. Backus is an outstanding surgeon. He has a wonderful bedside manner and really takes interest in the patient and their recovery. My daughter was treated by him as a college athlete and he provided the very best treatment possible to her to help her return to the field. We felt very...more
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I injured my foot this past season and was lucky enough to come across Dr. Backus. He went through the whole process with me (I had two surgeries with him.) I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Backus, he explained everything about my injury as well as the plan to fix my foot without any...more
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