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Dr. Richard Cunningham, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Cunningham

Vail Summit Orthopedics

360 Peak One Dr Frisco, CO 80443

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Dr. Richard Cunningham, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Frisco, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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(970) 668-3633

Dr. Cunningham accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Cunningham's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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 Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe every patient deserves the best possible outcome. That's why I obtained the highest possible training for my specialty, going over and beyond what is required of a general orthopaedist. Our staff also goes the extra mile so that you spend m...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2003
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Amherst College
Undergraduate School
2003
2000
1998
1997
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Awesome care. Excellent staff. World class. Thank you.
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I have heard only positive comments about Dr. Cunningham and I was very impressed with his staff and his personality. I have very high confidence in his professional manner and his medical opinion. I have worked in an orthopedic office as well as a physical therapy clinic and fine VSO to offer superior medical treatment. I would highly recommend it to others seeking professional medical treatment!
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Dr. Cunningham was on call when I shattered my collarbone snowboarding in Vail. He operated on me within 6 hours and I was able to go home that night. I'm currently 12 weeks out from the surgery and my physical therapist has told me I'm about a month ahead of schedule compared to other collarbone surgery recoveries he's been a part of. I'm cleared to golf and have recovered full range of motion. I had a plate and 10 screws put into my collarbone so the fact I'm ahead of schedule is amazing.
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I was impressed when Dr Cunningham chose no surgery for a meniscus injury. Instead he instructed rest from certain sports and home PT 4-6 weeks. Great results!
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Very competent. Shares information easily. Very patient with my questions. My wife and I trusted explicitly.
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I saw Dr. Cunningham because my knees have grown increasingly painful as the ski season continues. He ordered new xrays to compare to those of 3-2016. The new x-rays revealed that left knee is now bone-on-bone and rt knee is closer to being bone-on-bone. We discussed next steps and he advised me to consult w/Dr. Cafferky, which I did yesterday. Dr. Cunningham is thoughtful, respectful, knowledgeable, and kind.
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Listens to his patients and explains everything thoroughly. Very kind.
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Dr. Cunningham and his team provided superb care through my ACL repair. I needed to have surgery quickly after the injury and VSO and Dr. Cunningham made it happen, less than 14 days after the injury. Making appointments was easy, he and his team were always on time and they made it easy to do pre and post op appointments remotely as I would have to travel 2 hours or more in the winter. If any knee issues come up in the future I would not hesitate contacting Dr. Cunningham.
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I landed in a tree after 40ft in the air tore my ACL, MCL, PCL and knee capsule plus a couple other things. DR Cunningham is a god with the work he did on my knee. He did an amazing job at putting everything back were it should be and getting me back doing the things I love to do. I wouldn't wish a knee injury on anyone, But if you do get one. Go see DR Cunningham he will not disappoint.
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I had an ACL reconstruction and MCL repair with Dr. Cunningham. He was attentive, patient, empathetic, and took the time to answer all of my questions. I felt extremely comfortable and well cared for by both him and his entire staff.
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