Dr. Marc Philippon, MD

Dr. Marc Philippon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Marc Philippon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from McMaster University in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400

Vail, CO 81657

Contact Information

(970) 476-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Difficulty With Walking
very high
more than 91% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 83% of peers
Gait Abnormality
more than 72% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis


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15  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.


  • McMaster University
    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
  • Dr. Marc Philippon Chairs Vail Symposium to Learn the Latest Advancements Surrounding Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Sports-Related Injuries and Arthritic Hip Conditions, 4/2012
  • Steadman Clinic Physicians Named 'Top Doctors' by U.S. News, 8/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Philippon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Philippon to family and friends
22 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Philippon's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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