Dr. Ross Wilkins, MD

Dr. Ross Wilkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Ross Wilkins, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, oncology, and more.

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3300

Denver, CO 80218

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • 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
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Top Care Areas

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Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Wilkins "Dr. Wilkins' strives to provide collaborative care for all patients at risk of losing an extremity due to disease or trauma"

12  Specialties

  • 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

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • Liver Cancer
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • 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 and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture


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73  Procedures

  • 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 and Joint Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • 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
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip 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.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

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
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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wilkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilkins to family and friends
28 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wilkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Wilkins unwrapped a large neurofibroma sheath around from the inside of my right ankle. It has been around 15 yrsrs since. My foot is doing good. ALOT OF CRAMPING FOR A YEAR. BUT I PURCHASED A VIBRATING MASSAGER AND I WORKED OUT THE THE CRAMPS IN MY WHOLE LEG. AFTER THAT MY CRAMPES DIED...more
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Dr. Wilkins is a caring,considerate,and passionate Physician. He uses his knowledge of rare forms of cancer providing you with all possibilities of care and treatment in an individual approach. His knowledge puts you at ease allowing a sense of relief being in good hands. I would highly recommend...more
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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...more
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He saved my arm and my life. Great Dr that surrounds himself with other great Drs.
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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...more
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