Dr. Randall Viola, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

The Steadman Clinic 181 W Meadow Dr Ste 200 Vail, CO 81657 Get Directions
Dr. Randall Viola, MD
Dr. Randall Viola, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Vail, CO. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Viola is affiliated with Vail Valley Medical Center and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (6)
Dr. Viola reconstructed my elbow and wrist after an extremely severe mountain biking accident. He's likely one of the only surgeons in the world who would have been able to repair my elbow to anatomically correct condition. I'm working on getting my PhD in Aerospace engineering to become an astronaut, this would not be possible without Dr. Viola's expertise in repairing my arm.
Dallas, TX |
Probably the best elbow surgeon in the world. His capabilities are super human
Miami, FL |
I was referred to dr viola for surgery while i was on vacation in vail after breaking my hand. he was very attentive and did an excellent job on my surgery and his whole team was very helpful and kind.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Dr. Viola performed extremely difficult surgery when I tore the tendon in my little finger by replacing it with some of my IT Band. He replaced the IT Band with a cadaver. He also shortened my ulnar bone. I have been told my sutures match the best Plastic Surgeons. When I had a question, he phoned me. He responds to emails. He is very busy because he does procedures that few can perform. His goal is to return the athlete, no matter the person's age, to his or her sport(s).
in Chautauqua, NY |
Dr. Viola is very skilled, addressed all my injuries with very good results. I am very grateful. His staff worked well together.
he fixed my clavical when i was in vail snowbording, very nice guy! He fixed me up fast, eould 100% recommend him.
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Dr. Viola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • University of Washington Laurnen Spine Research Award, 1996
    • Frank B. Smith Memorial Research Scholarship, North Pacific Orthopaedic Society, 1996
    • Magna cum Laude, Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University, 1988
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    • Paraxial macrodystrophia lipomatosa of the medical right lower limb, 1991
    • Biomechanical analysis of capitate shortening combined with capitate-hamate fusion in the treatment of kienbock's disease, 1998
    • Role of MRI in the management of "skier's thumb" injuries, 1999
    • Do shoulder patients insured by workers' compensation present with worse self-assessed function and health status?, 2000
    • Non-equilibrium versus equilibrium emission of complex fragments emitted in 14N induced reactions on Ag and Au at E/A=20-50 MeV, 1988
    • Can the impingement test predict outcome after arthroscopic subacromial decompression?, 2004
    • Comparison of tibial rotation strength in patients status post-ACL reconstruction with hamstring versus patellar tendon autografts, 2004
    • Evidence for proteoglycan interactions within aggregates, 1991
    • Early surgical release of the post-traumatic stiff elbow, 1997
    • Early "Simple" Release of posttraumatic elbow contracture associated with heterotopic ossification, 1999
    • Treatment of ectopic ossification about the elbow, 2000
    • Biomechanical analysis of capitate shortening combined with capitate-hamate fusion in the treatment of kiencock's disease., 1996
    • Delayed infection after elective spinal instrumentation and fusion: a retrospective analysis of eight cases, 1997
    • Internal and external tibial rotation strength after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using ipsilateral semitendinosus and gracilis tendon autografts, 2000
    • Synthesis of photolabile "precursors" of amino acid neurotransmitters, 1990
    • Anterior cruciate ligament injury incidence among and female professional alpine skiers, 1999
    • Intra-articular knee joint effusion induces quadriceps avoidance gait patterns, 2000
    • Dr. Randy Viola from The Steadman Clinic Quietly Performed Surgery on Jay Cutler to Repair his Broken Thumb., 11/2011
    • Ski Racer Travis Ganong Shares His Broken Hand Experience and Surgery by Dr. Viola, 2/2011
    • Dr. Randy Viola Tailors Surgeries to the Athlete's Sport and Discusses the Jay Cutler Surgery, 12/2011
    • 45 Great Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeons to Know Includes Our Dr. Randy Viola, 1/2011

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skier's Thumb
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Indiana Hand Center

    Completed in 1999

    Steadman Hawkins Clinic

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery