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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 more time with me, and less time waiting for me. This allows me to customize a treatment plan that fits the way you want to live, work and play. The best medicine is practiced when doctor and patient connect with each other in a meaningful way.

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Biography

Dr. Richard Cunningham, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Frisco, CO. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with Vail Valley Medical Center, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Saint Anthony's Hospital and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Cunningham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Avon, CO |
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!
in Littleton, CO |
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.
in Vail, Co |
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!
in Frisco, CO |
Very competent. Shares information easily. Very patient with my questions. My wife and I trusted explicitly.
in Silverthorne, CO |
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.
in Dillon, CO |
Listens to his patients and explains everything thoroughly. Very kind.
in Steamboat Springs, CO |
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.
in Denver,CO |
I really needed to get fixed up quick my knee was well a cluster .. Had 4 previous surgeries... He did a partial knee replacement I was teaching a seminar 6 weeks later.. My life & story is being made into a Hollywood Feaure Film. VSO is the only place to go for any professional athlete.. Rick is kind and listens to YOU the patient.. Fantastic Dr and the staff goes above and beyond to help! Thanks Again VSO Kym Rock CEO www.fightlikeagirl.com
in Breckenridge. CO |
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.
in Denver, CO |
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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Dr. Cunningham's 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 more time with me, and less time waiting for me. This allows me to customize a treatment plan that fits the way you want to live, work and play. The best medicine is practiced when doctor and patient connect with each other in a meaningful way.

Dr. Cunningham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Amherst College

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate