Dr. Ross M. Wilkins, MD

Dr. Ross M. Wilkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
26 reviews

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  • Affordable Health & Benefits
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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Patient Reviews (7)
in Colorado Springs, CO |
What can one say about a surgeon who saved my leg from amputation due to osteomyelitis (bone infection) which likely was the result of a previous surgeon's work besides thank you? Not just Dr. Ross Wilkins, but his medical and office team are great, knowledgable and caring people who go out of they way for their patients needs. Unfortunately, I have needed a lot of visits to a lot of physicians and I can say from experience, not all are good, and very few are as excellent as this group
Aurora, CO |
He saved my arm and my life. Great Dr that surrounds himself with other great Drs.
in Denver, CO |
I am a cancer survivor. In 2013 my doctor in Massachusetts told me if I had any problems with my leg to go see Dr Wilkins. I did and he had to perform 2 surgeries on my leg. Each time he showed compassion and provided me with all the information about my surgeries in a professional yet easy to understand manner. He really cares about his patients and wants them to live a successful life. I am fortunate to not only have him as my doctor but as my friend.
in Boulder, CO |
Dr. Wilkins, literally saved my leg from amputation and my life. Yes, I would recommend him and Colorado Limb Consultants.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr. Ross Wilkins is my hero. Diagnosed with sarcoma tumor in right arm in 2004. I still have my arm! He is a superb surgeon, a marvelous Doctor, and a real friend. There is no one else like him. I was so lucky to find him. I went to Mayo for second opinion-they told me to stay in Denver and be treated by Dr. Wilkins. Best advice I have ever received. Limb preservation is his specialty!
in Aspen, CO |
Over 4 years ago after getting a MRSA infection and undergoing many surgeries, I finally found Dr. Wilkins last year. He saw me immediately and went over my case history. He said that he could save my knee from amputation and probably my life. He did remove my prothesis's and put in a cement spacer coated with special antibiotics. Afer 3 months that was replaced with a prosthesis that really works. Now, after 9 months, I am having a normal life walking, golfing and just enjoying life??????
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr Wilkins is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He is sensitive and aways available for you weather by phone or email. I have the utmost respect and trust for Dr. wilkins He has always explained my conditions, surgeries etc so that I and my family understood exactly what was happening. He is an amazing person.
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Dr. Wilkins' Care Philosophy

Dr. Wilkins' strives to provide collaborative care for all patients at risk of losing an extremity due to disease or trauma

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

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • George W. Hyatt Memorial Award, 1999
    • Member of Honour, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1994
    • Presidential Speaker, Indiana Orthopaedic Society, 2002
    • America's Top Doctors, Orthopedic Oncology, 2006-2010
    • Best Doctor's in America-Orthopaedic Oncology, 1994-2010
    • Denver Business Journal's Lifetime Champion in Healthcare, 2007
    • Ross M. Wilkins Limb Preservation University Chair at the CSU Animal Cancer Center, 2009
    • Top Doctors in Denver, Orthopedic Surgery, 2007
    • Edward C. Stafne Huminities in Medicine Award, 1996
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  • Media & Publications
    • Improved survival in primary nonmetatstatic pediatric osteosarcoma of the extremity., 2005
    • Unicameral Bone Cysts, 2000
    • Mold Osteomyelitis in the Femur, 2009
    • Treatment of benign bone tumors, 2002
    • The use of a surgical grade calcium sulfate as a bone graft substitute: Results of a multi-center trial, 2001

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Fracture
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Colorado

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery