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Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery •  Male • Age 69

  25 Reviews
Dr. Clanton

The Steadman Clinic

171 W Meadow Dr Ste 400 Vail, CO 81657
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(970) 476-1100

Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

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Dr. Clanton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Clanton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clanton treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Clanton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clanton treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Clanton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clanton performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Clanton performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Clanton's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion

Dr. Clanton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clanton

4.7

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Biography

Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
St. John's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Samuel Merritt Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1981
The University Of Texas Health Science Center/ Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1977
The University Of Texas Health Science Center/ Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1976
Baylor University
Medical School
1973
Rice University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Closed Treatment of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur in a Modified Cast Brace, 1981
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans: History, Pathophysiology and Current Treatment Concepts, 1982
  • Instability of the Subtalar Joint, 1989
  • Tendon fixation in flexor hallucis longus transfer: a biomechanical study comparing a traditional technique versus bioabsorbable interference screw fixation, 2005
  • Knee Ligament Injuries in Children, 1979
  • Treatment of Anterior Midtibial Stress Fractures, 1994
  • Calculation of the opening wedge for a low tibial osteotomy, 2004
  • Forefoot Reconstruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis, 1985
  • Staphylococcal Septicemia in an Athlete: A Case Report and Review of Recent Literature, 1977
  • Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions for Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: Importance of Aggressive Interventional Approach and Role of Transcutaneous Oximetry, 1997

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average