Dr. Nathan Faulkner, MD

Dr. Nathan Faulkner, MD

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Dr. Nathan Faulkner, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Colorado Orthopedic Consultants

1411 S Potomac St Ste 400

Aurora, CO 80012
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Faulkner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

I believe that a physician is not merely someone who provides a diagnosis and prescription, but someone who becomes a partner with a patient and their families to guide them through the treatment and recovery process. As your physician, you can expec...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2009
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
2008
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004
University of Utah
Undergraduate School
2014
2013
2009
2008
2004

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Dr. Faulkner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Faulkner

4.9

Based on 24 reviews

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FAI/hip issues- He is a great guy. He was my second opinion for surgery. Really explained things well. He even drew me a picture of what my hips were doing. It was been one week post surgery, the only thing I have to complain about is 3 more weeks of crutches. There was a bit of lack of comm. before surgery, with not getting some paperwork, not getting all the fine details. I called and got everything taken care of. I will, and have to, go back to him, the same thing needs done to my other hip!
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I felt immediate comfort and trust with Dr. Faulkner when we first met. He was extremely knowledgeable before I had an MRI. The MRI confirmed his suspicion. He carefully walked me through the necessary steps and what to expect with my surgery to repair my ruptured quadriceps tendon and torn meniscus. He put my mind at ease through the entire process and truly cared. I watched how he treated every individual including his staff, his patients and colegues. He has made a huge impression on me!
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Dr Faulkner is an amazing & professional doctor. I underwent surgery for a torn rotary cup & he clarified specific details so I could comprehend everything. He takes the time to listen to your concerns which leaves you feeling positive with the care you will obtain. He’s very knowledge in the medical treatments confirming his understanding of your current circumstance(s). Due to his surgical abilities, I was able to attend physical therapy for 3 mo instead of 6 mo! Thank you for everything!
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I was involved in a motorcycle accident and Dr. Faulkner performed surgery to repair a broken arm and broken leg. The injuries were pretty dramatic but he did an excellent job of repairing the limbs. I am anticipating total recovery because of his knowledge and surgery skills. I can recommend him without any reservations
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Dr. Falukner truly is one of the most sincere, kind, compassionate, patient, professional, and detail-oriented health care providers I've ever had the privilege to meet. He takes the time to listen to all of your concerns and leaves you feeling confident in the care you receive. By not only confirming his understanding of your current medical state with verbal responses he physically checks the joints to explore movement and to "feel" what your concerns are. His level of care is special and rare
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Dr. Faulkner is amazing. From the first time I met him he was truly concerned about my care. I fractured my knee cap and he fixed it. You can hardly see where the incision was. His staff is also very friendly and they are right there for you.
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I went to Dr. Faulkner for a acl replacement and from the 1st visit he was exceptional. Very friendly and professional. He took the time to listen and really try to understand all of my concerns. His assistant Loura is a little bit hard to deal with. She takes a while to call you back if at all and can be a little rude on the phone. She constantly makes excuses about why she didn't call back or how they were too busy. I really like Dr. Faulkner but not so sure I would recommend him due to her.
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I have been a past patient of Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, this was my first time seeing Dr. Faulkner and it was a great experience. His office staff are great, very professional and patient being that I was going through Workers Comp. My shoulder surgery went great, no complications. I would definitely recommend Dr. Faulkner to family and friends.
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Dr. Faulkner did my rotator cuff surgery without doing minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue. This contributed to my full recovery in less than 3 months.
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