Dr. Wade Smith, MD

Dr. Wade Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Wade Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.

OrthoONE Trauma at Swedish Medical Center

701 E Hampden Ave Ste 515

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pelvic Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "My practice consists of 95% Orthopaedic Trauma. My primary clinical focus centers on the Orthopaedic care of the multiply injured patient, unstable pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, nonunions, infection and periarticular fracture management."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

92  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


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40  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy


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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 Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ilizarov Institute of Restorative Traumatology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Lecco Ilizarov Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Diablo Valley College
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOAA AO Alumni Association Capitulo Colombiano: Recognition Award for Service and Teaching, 2003
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 200
  • Colorado Patient Safety Coalition Special Award: "Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocol Era, 2010
  • Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Sciences and Health Hospital, San Jose, Mexico, 2006
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher: Selected by UCHSC School of Medicine, Class of 2
  • Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sante Fe Hospital, Bogota, Columbia, 2006
  • Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award, " Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management" AO North America, 2009
  • Top Othropaedic Surgeon in Denver: 5280 Magazine, 2008
  • Adriano Essay Award, "Biochemical Induction of Fracture Healing", 1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Honor Society, 1989
  • Patrick Laing Traveling Fellowship Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
  • Denver Health CEO Recognition Award: "For Pushing the Envelope", 2007
  • The Earnest E Moore, M.D., Trauma Award, Denver Health Medical Center, 1999
Media & Publications
  • Replantation Versus Revision of Amputated Fingers in Patients Aire-Transported to a Level 1Trauma Center, 2010
  • Sub-Mascular Plating of the Humerus: An Emerging Technique, 6/4/10
  • Safety and Efficacy of Conversion from External Fixation to Plate Fixation in Humeral Shaft Fractures, 2010 July
  • The Application of the Axial View Projection of the S1 Pedicel for Sacroiliac Screw, 2010 July
  • Acute Morbidity and Complications of Thigh Compartment Syndrome: A Report of 26 Cases, 2010
  • Utilization of Analgesics in the MultiCenter Sudy of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia; Effect of Sex, Age, and Geographical Location, 2010 Augus
  • Stress Radiograph to Detect True Extent of Symphyseal Disruption in Presumed Anteroposterior Compression Type I Pelvic Injuries, 2010 Octob
  • Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocal Era, 2010
  • Disclosure and Reporting of Surgical Complications: A Double-Edged Sword?, 6/30/10
  • A Proposed New System of Coding and Injury Classification for Arteries in the Trunk and Extremities, 2010
  • Traction Table-Related Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

So impressed with Dr. Smith and the entire practice. During my husband's emergency surgery, he gave us time explaining every step of the surgery, recovery process, etc. Never in a rush, always had enough time to discuss our case with us. I am so grateful to Dr. Smith for enabling my husband to walk...more
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Unfortunately broke Ankle in deep heavy snow after early Spring blizzard. Wenter to Swedish E.R. Repair needed surgery. Dr. Wade Smith was my surgeon. Received excellent medical attention from him and his Orthopedic group. The surgery went extremely well. He just gave me the green light to start...more
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