Dr. Michael Fuller, DO

Dr. Michael Fuller, DO

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Dr. Michael Fuller, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Highlands Ranch, CO and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1060 Plaza Dr

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fuller performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 92% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Fuller's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fuller "Michael A. Fuller, D.O., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopy and sports medicine. A graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Fuller completed his orthopedic training at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he was named chief orthopedic resident. Dr. Fuller also completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Orthopedic Research of Virginia. While there, he was the assistant team physician for the Virginia Tech football team and worked with the Richmond Renegades professional hockey club. Dr. Fuller specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic and sports medicine procedures using small, "poke hole" incisions to fix a range of injuries, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, ACL reconstructions and problems with the hip and elbow. This approach helps patients recover and return to activities – whether work or play – as soon as possible. A college basketball and baseball player, Dr. Fuller enjoys working with the athletic trainers of Douglas County and helping keep young athletes healthy and on the field. Outside of work, Dr. Fuller likes watching his wife and three children compete in sports and enjoys the Colorado, outdoor lifestyle."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fuller "In addition to general orthopedics, Dr. Fuller specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, offering arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle, total knee replacements, patellar-femoral replacements, repair and reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle, and more. While in Virginia, he served as the assistant team physician for the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Richmond Renegades."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

88  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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46  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • Truman State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Peninsula Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Peninsula Hospital Orthopedic Consortium/Nsuh Lij Health System Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Orthopedic Research Of Va
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fuller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fuller's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fuller to family and friends
54 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Fuller's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

Dr. Fuller thoroughly exceeds expectations. His expertise, advice and ability to put my mind at ease was worth more that 5 stars! He And his P.A., Ashley, were approachable, easy to talk , acknowledged my concerns, spent time explaining my condition, and all of my options. They ask me questions....more
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My experience with Dr. FULLER was very informative and completely professional. He and the staff made me very comfortable and at ease for the entire appointment.
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Dr Fuller has excellent bedside manner and coming from a nurse that’s an outstanding gift to have. He’s very knowledgeable, helpful and reassuring.
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From my first appt I was very impressed with Dr. Fuller and the staff that he works with. Dr. Fuller was able to convince Workman’s Comp to allow the repair on my shoulder after originally being turned down.
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I want to say Dr. Fuller is the best guy at explaining the issue and the steps toward recovery. Excellent guy to talk to. You can tell right away that he knows what he's doing. A fine doctor!A+
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