Dr. Thomas Fry, MD

Dr. Thomas Fry, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Thomas Fry, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

8550 W 38th Ave Ste 106

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Conditions
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Fry's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fry "Dr. Fry is an Orthopedic Surgeon dedicated to returning his patients to their normal activates at home, work, and play. He considers it a privilege to help people with their problems. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Born and raised in Central Ohio he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then Ohio State University College of Medicine. He served in the United States Army for over 10 years during which time he completed an internship in Hawaii and an orthopedic residency in Denver, Colorado. He served as chief of the department of surgery including Orthopedics, General surgery, Podiatry, and Physical Therapy at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr. Fry then completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami in Florida where he spent time at the University Hospital, Children's Hospital, and the Veterans Hospital. He then served as Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (where his responsibilities included teaching upper extremity surgery) at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii prior to moving to Denver in 1988 with his wife and 2 children. Dr. Fry has been serving the Northwest side of Denver and Boulder for over 25 years, specializing in trauma and reconstructive surgery in the entire upper extremity including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. He provides consultations, second opinions, and independent medical evaluations as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment. He continues to enjoy teaching young men and women about orthopedics and upper extremity medicine."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
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24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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 Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Notre-Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Fitzsimons Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fry has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Fry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fry to family and friends
23 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Fry's 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 (6)

He is the best doctor and surgeon I have ever met and/or known. He is the kindest person and he has the best bedside manner any doctor I have ever seen. In fact Dr. Fry is like a brother to me.
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It was easy to make an appointment. The staff was very kind and efficient. Dr.Fry explained my hand X-ray very well. The treatment he prescribed was helpful. I'm glad I chose Dr.Fry.
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He was very down to earth, kind to my 17 year old son and explained everything thoroughly to him with easy words and diagrams. Such a kind doctor - a rarity among specialists today!
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Dr. Fry was kind, explained everything and did a wonderful job on my hand.
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A very professional staff and office environment. Dr. Fry is very personable, professional, and informative. He took all the time necessary to fully explain my options. This may sound like a minor issue, but it was very noticeable to me. I used both my formal and nick names in making the...more
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