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Dr. Philippon's Experience
Dr. Philippon'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
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Philippon's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Femur or Knee
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
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Medical School | Graduated 1990
University Of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
University Of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Aircast Award for Clinical Science, AOSSM, 2008
Clinical Excellence Award, Vail Valley Medical Center, 2009
William A. Vanderburgh Award, McMaster University, 1989
Canadian Medical Research Council, Farquharson Scholarship, 1989
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2007
Media & Publications
Diagnosis and management of acetabular labral tears in the athlete, 2008
Microfracture techniques in hip arthroscopy, 2005
Revision Hip Arthroscopy, 2007
Long-Term Placement of Silastic Nasolacrimal Tubes, 1991
Hip arthroscopy and labral treatment in patients iwth femoroacetabular impingement, 2009
Orthopedics Surgeons with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, Drs. Philippon, LaPrade, Millett, and Clanton, Honored with the 2012 AAOS Achievement Award, 2/2012
The Lateral Position for Elbow Arthroscopy, 1994-19945
The Role of Thermal Capsular Shrinkage in the Hip, 2001
Study on Femoroacetabular Impingement by Hip Surgeon Dr. Marc Philippon Recognized by Arthroscopic Journal as Top Ten Most Cited Articles of 2008-2011, 3/2012
Debridement of Acetabular Labral Tears with Associated Thermal Capsulorraphy, 2002
Evidence of Validity for the Hip Outcome Score in Hip Arthroscopy, 2007
Dr. Marc Philippon's "Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Patients Aged 50 Years or Older" Tops Week's Best Articles., 1/2012
Hip Arthroscopy Current Indications, Surgical Technique and Management Issues, 2003
A new method for arthoscopic rim trimming and labral repair, 2006
The role of arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy in the hip, 2001
Hip problems, 2005
Experience with "sports hernia" spanning two decades., 2008
Evidence of Validity for the Hip Outcome Score, 2006
Can Microfracture Produce Repair Tissue in Acetabular Chondral Defects?, 2008
Treatment of Stage II Giant Cell Tumors: 15 Cases, 1995
Arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in the athlete, 2006
Arthroscopic findings following traumatic hip dislocation in 14 professional athletes, 2009
Hip Surgery: Going Into the Third Millennium, March 1998
Orthopedic Research Scientists and Surgeons from The Steadman Philippon Research Institute Present their Findings at the 15th Annual ESSKA Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 5/2012
Outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingment and associated chondrolabral dysfunction: minimum 2 year follow-up, 2009
Chondramalacia of the Rtochlear Notch in Athletes Who Throw, 1996
Athletic hip injuries and capsular laxity, 2005
Arthroscopic Repair of the Acetabular Labrum: A Histologic Assessment of Healing in an Ovine Model, 2007
Chondral Lesions of the Olecranon in the Throwing Athlete, 1993
DRG Hip Hemiarthroplasty Implants: A Critical Comparison, 1995
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member