Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 70

Dr. Clanton
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Steadman Clinic

181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400 Vail, CO 81657

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(970) 476-1100

Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Vail, CO and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Clanton has more experience with Ankle & Foot Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with Vail Health Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Clanton to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Clanton

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Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Morton's Neuroma
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Dr. Clanton's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Clanton accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
Mountain Enhanced Network-CO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (25)
  • Office environment (24)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Thomas Clanton and his medical team have worked wonders assisting with the surgical and therapeutic rehabilitation of my ankle injury. Prior surgeries, by other surgeons, provided limited success repairing the ankle damage. I am returning to a productive and active lifestyle. Thank you for the excellent care all of you have provided. I have referred other people to Dr. Clanton for their ankle and foot care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Craig Carlsen in Casper, WY – Aug 18, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Clanton for 15 months. I went to him after 2 failed surgeries. He didn't push surgery on me. We tried a few other things first. It did become apparent that I needed surgery. I had surgery 8 weeks ago and every day I get a little stronger. He is an aamazing surgeon with passion for what he does and cares about each individual patient. He changed the way I'll be able to live my life now.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Albuquerque, NM – Jul 21, 2017
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Thank goodness I was blessed to have Dr Clanton do my second ankle surgery. He is so gifted, honest and humble. The staff is also as good and capable as he is and focused on getting you the very best surgical result.
What went well
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What could be improved
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3 people found this helpful
Sally deBeque Smith in Fruita, CO – May 16, 2017
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Outstanding all around. Dr. Clanton, along with his team, exceeded my expectations. A great experience and great outcome after surgery.
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What could be improved
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Dean in Honolulu, HI – Sep 29, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Vail, CO and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Clanton...Read more


  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


St. John's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Samuel Merritt Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
The University Of Texas Health Science Center/ Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
The University Of Texas Health Science Center/ Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital
Baylor University
Medical School
Rice University
Undergraduate School

Media & Publications

  • Staphylococcal Septicemia in an Athlete: A Case Report and Review of Recent Literature, 1977
  • Instability of the Subtalar Joint, 1989
  • Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions for Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: Importance of Aggressive Interventional Approach and Role of Transcutaneous Oximetry, 1997
  • Treatment of Lisfranc injuries in the athlete, 2002
  • Surgical Techniques in Foot and Ankle Procedures, 1993
  • Calculation of the opening wedge for a low tibial osteotomy, 2004
  • Treatment of Anterior Midtibial Stress Fractures, 1994
  • Necrosis and Gangrene as a Complication of Coumarin Therapy: A Case Report, 1980
  • Forefoot Reconstruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis, 1985
  • Closed Treatment of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur in a Modified Cast Brace, 1981
  • Tendon fixation in flexor hallucis longus transfer: a biomechanical study comparing a traditional technique versus bioabsorbable interference screw fixation, 2005
  • An Overview of Subtalar Instability and Its Treatment, 1990
  • Knee Ligament Injuries in Children, 1979
  • Subtalar joint athletic injuries, 1999
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans: History, Pathophysiology and Current Treatment Concepts, 1982
  • Prospective controlled trial of STAR total ankle replacement versus ankle fusion: initial results, 2009
  • Steadman Clinic Physicians Named 'Top Doctors' by U.S. News, 8/2011

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What are Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Clanton frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Clanton specializes.

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Dr. Clanton's office is located at 181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400, Vail, CO 81657. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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The Steadman Clinic

The Steadman Clinic181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400 Vail, CO 81657

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Vail Health Hospital

Vail, CO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average