Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD

Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathon Backus, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Westminster, CO and has been practicing for 2 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read his story

Cornerstone Orthopedics

500 W 144th Ave Ste 230

Westminster, CO 80023
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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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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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Backus does not have any board certifications listed.

7  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

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.


  • Kings College London / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Duke Univ Sch Of Med
    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

Dr. Backus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Backus' Reviews

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Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Backus repaired my Achilles rupture back in February. The ER doc at Avista Hospital recommended Cornerstone. Scheduling was fast and easy and the staff is very friendly, especially Hilary. It was clear from the start that Dr. Backus was extremely knowledgeable about my injury. He presented all...more
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I was very happy with Dr. Backus and Hillary. Spot on with the diagnosis and the level of care. Awesome bedside manner after surgery. Hillary was very easy to get in touch with. I highly recommend Dr. Backus.
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I had a fairly difficult ankle injury and was referred to Dr. Backus by an ER doc friend of mine. Every experience I had with Dr. Backus and his staff at Cornerstone was exceptional. 6 months after my surgery I was able to bike and ski. Best of all I haven’t had any ankle pain in months.
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Dr. Backus did a tendon repair in my ankle. Upon my initial meeting with him, I felt very comfortable. After my surgery, I felt like every time I was in there it was a burden. He was very dismissive. About 9 months after my surgery, I was still having pain and swelling. Instead of examining my...more
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Dr Backus was great from the beginning-- when I saw him after my ankle injury, through my surgery and recovery, and on through visits during my physical therapy. He always took time to listen to my concerns, explain what was going on and answer my questions. This relieved a lot of my anxiety about...more
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