Dr. Kelton Burbank, MD

Dr. Kelton Burbank, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Kelton Burbank, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from UNIV OF MA MED SCH in 1991 and specializes in sports medicine.Read his story

123 Summer St # 320

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 964-5580

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Dr. Burbank's Experience

Dr. Burbank's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Burbank's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Burbank "After exploring different aspects of the medical profession, Dr. Kelton Burbank made the decision to devote himself entirely to orthopedic care. He has completed two fellowships in sports medicine – at the Lahey Clinic and New England Baptist Hospital. "It was just something that evolved," he explains. "I have always had a big interest in sports since I was young so it's not surprising that I was drawn to treating orthopedic injuries." In his practice, Dr. Burbank treats patients mainly for shoulder and knee problems, including rotator cuff injuries, pain and instability, as well as arthritis. He enjoys using his varied surgical skills to help patients. "The most common procedure I do is rotator-cuff repairs and those have come a long way. Most surgeons are doing them entirely with the arthroscope now. Instead of a big incision you have a couple of smaller ones, and that makes it much easier on the patient than doing open surgery." In addition to his work at Reliant, Dr. Burbank is the orthopedic consultant for the UMass-Amherst men's hockey team and the Massachusetts representative to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is also president of the New England Orthopedic Society. Along with other members of the orthopedic staff at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Burbank will also be providing care for the Worcester Sharks ice hockey team. Dr. Burbank feels it's important to explain to each patient the pros and cons of operative vs. non-operative treatment. "It's really up to the patient to decide what's best. Some people may decide on non-operative treatment rather than go through surgery and rehabilitation. Patients really have to weigh all the options before them." According to Dr. Burbank, treatment for orthopedic injuries in the near future could involve biologic therapies that use the body's own system to repair or strengthen muscles and tendons. "Ongoing research is showing that biologic treatments for musculoskeletal conditions can lessen pain and improve function and also help prevent more damage to the joints from occurring. So orthopedists may have some great non-surgical options for patients in the future." Like many orthopedists, Dr. Burbank is actively involved in sports. He enjoys mountain biking and playing tennis in the warmer months and ice hockey and telemark skiing during the colder weather. Dr. Burbank also enjoys managing his local ice hockey league and watching his twin girls enjoy their favorite sports, including skiing, skating and gymnastics."
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1  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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25  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Mass
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Vt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Lahey Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burbank has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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