Dr. Mark Luker, MD


Orthopedic Sports Medicine | Male

Dr. Mark Luker, MD
Dr. Mark Luker, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Luker is affiliated with Community Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Luker's Care Philosophy

Dr. Luker's guiding values in patient care are excellence, honesty, and shared decision-making. A perfectionist in the OR and the office, he is committed to making an accurate diagnosis, then providing you with evidence-based information and deciding with you what's best for you, taking into account your desires, expectations and special circumstances.

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Patient Comments (4)
in Denver, CO |
I had a bucket handle tear of my meniscus. Dr. Luker made room for me in his schedule with short notice. His PA and nurses educated me and reduced my stress. Dr. Luker appeared, reaffirmed my education and clearly stated his plan. Extended time decreases the potential of repair. He got me in surgery that week. He repaired the meniscus against some ugly odds. I found him honest, competent and capable. He made every effort for me. He and his team are greatly appreciated. I am a big fan
in Rifle, CO |
I visited Dr. Luker at the recommendation of a family member who is an occupational therapist. I was told that the therapists felt he did some of the best work and their patients were happy with him. At 43 I was sick of the nearly 30 years of pain I had been in following an accident in my early teens. Dr. Luker was professional and informative. He went over several options for my particular issue and it was elected that I would undergo a partial knee replacement. I'm quite happy with his work.
in Denver,CO |
If there was less than one star I would leave that. I had a total knee replacement done by Luker, his PA, Daryl, December 2012. Break in the sterile field during surgery which is serious in most surgical cases, but more so when involving a total joint procedure. The problem wasn't found until ONE HOUR into the operation. Multiple people had their hands on the contaminated item and then touching my open wound! An infected knee, 3 surgeries, antibiotics. Luker no responsibility!! Still in pain
in Comanche, TX |
HORRIBLE! Rude, dismissive, had no interest in what I was saying, what my areas of concern were. I left in tears. I am scared to go back to this office for fear other Dr.'s would treat me similarly. If you are moderately overweight or overweight at all BEWARE! This is NOT the Dr. for you. I appreciate directness and not wasting time but I was humiliated and degraded. Had another Dr. at another office take the same xrays with EXTREMELY different results.
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Dr. Luker's Care Philosophy

Dr. Luker's guiding values in patient care are excellence, honesty, and shared decision-making. A perfectionist in the OR and the office, he is committed to making an accurate diagnosis, then providing you with evidence-based information and deciding with you what's best for you, taking into account your desires, expectations and special circumstances.

Dr. Luker'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 Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Utah Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Utah Hosp/Clin

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Utah Hosp/Clin

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • Other Education
    Ao Trauma

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate