Dr. Randall Viola, MD

Dr. Randall Viola, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Randall Viola, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, sports medicine, and more.

181 W Meadow Dr Ste 200

Vail, CO 81657

Contact Information

(970) 476-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers

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4  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

103  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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57  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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
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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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

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
Media & Publications
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Viola's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Viola to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Viola'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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Viola performed multiple surgeries and I have received no relief due to a misdiagnosis of the cause of my pain. I got a second opinion, and due to the surgeries Dr. Viola performed, I am not a candidate for the surgery that would relieve my pain. After 3 surgeries he tried to recommend yet...more
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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...more
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Probably the best elbow surgeon in the world. His capabilities are super human
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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.
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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...more
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