Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD

Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(24)
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Dr. Thomas Clanton, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

171 W Meadow Dr Ste 400

Vail, CO 81657

Contact Information

(970) 476-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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
  • An Overview of Subtalar Instability and Its Treatment, 1990
  • Treatment of Lisfranc injuries in the athlete, 2002
  • Surgical Techniques in Foot and Ankle Procedures, 1993
  • Prospective controlled trial of STAR total ankle replacement versus ankle fusion: initial results, 2009
  • Subtalar joint athletic injuries, 1999
  • Necrosis and Gangrene as a Complication of Coumarin Therapy: A Case Report, 1980
  • Steadman Clinic Physicians Named 'Top Doctors' by U.S. News, 8/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clanton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clanton to family and friends
4.7
based on 24 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Clanton's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Albuquerque, NM
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...more
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in Fruita, CO
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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in Honolulu, HI
Outstanding all around. Dr. Clanton, along with his team, exceeded my expectations. A great experience and great outcome after surgery.
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