Dr. Nathan Faulkner, MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine | Male

Dr. Nathan Faulkner, MD
Dr. Faulkner graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, where he was born and raised. He attended the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and was inducted into the AOA honors society. He went on to complete his orthopedic training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI. Most recently, Dr. Faulkner received specialized training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He has experience working with athletes from all levels including high school, college, and professional sports. Throughout his career, Dr. Faulkner has been actively involved in research and education. He has authored several original articles and book chapters, including a recent chapter on shoulder instability. His work to demonstrate a technique for grafting complex rotator cuff tears will be featured at the national meeting for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2015. He is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. His primary interests include sports medicine, arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including fractures and arthritis of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Faulkner is an avid fly fisherman and skier. He and his wife, Jacey, particularly enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors with their two children.

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Dr. Faulkner's Care Philosophy

I believe that a physician is not merely someone who provides a diagnosis and prescription, but someone who becomes a partner with a patient and their families to guide them through the treatment and recovery process. As your physician, you can expect me to not only be available to answer your questions, but also to provide the highest quality and most advanced orthopedic care. This includes arthroscopic and minimally-invasive techniques that facilitate an expedited recovery.

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    Colorado Orthopedic Consultants1411 S Potomac St Ste 400
    Aurora, CO 80012
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    4.9
    based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
    Dr. Faulkner's Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
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    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    Aurora Colorado |
    I went to Dr. Faulkner for a acl replacement and from the 1st visit he was exceptional. Very friendly and professional. He took the time to listen and really try to understand all of my concerns. His assistant Loura is a little bit hard to deal with. She takes a while to call you back if at all and can be a little rude on the phone. She constantly makes excuses about why she didn't call back or how they were too busy. I really like Dr. Faulkner but not so sure I would recommend him due to her.
    in Aurora, CO |
    I have been a past patient of Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, this was my first time seeing Dr. Faulkner and it was a great experience. His office staff are great, very professional and patient being that I was going through Workers Comp. My shoulder surgery went great, no complications. I would definitely recommend Dr. Faulkner to family and friends.
    in Parker, CO |
    Dr. Faulkner did my rotator cuff surgery without doing minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue. This contributed to my full recovery in less than 3 months.
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    Dr. Faulkner graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, where he was born and raised. He attended the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and was inducted into the AOA honors society. He went on to complete his orthopedic training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI. Most recently, Dr. Faulkner received specialized training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He has experience working with athletes from all levels including high school, college, and professional sports.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Faulkner has been actively involved in research and education. He has authored several original articles and book chapters, including a recent chapter on shoulder instability. His work to demonstrate a technique for grafting complex rotator cuff tears will be featured at the national meeting for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2015. He is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. His primary interests include sports medicine, arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including fractures and arthritis of the shoulder and knee.

    Dr. Faulkner is an avid fly fisherman and skier. He and his wife, Jacey, particularly enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors with their two children.

    Dr. Faulkner's Care Philosophy

    I believe that a physician is not merely someone who provides a diagnosis and prescription, but someone who becomes a partner with a patient and their families to guide them through the treatment and recovery process. As your physician, you can expect me to not only be available to answer your questions, but also to provide the highest quality and most advanced orthopedic care. This includes arthroscopic and minimally-invasive techniques that facilitate an expedited recovery.

    Dr. Faulkner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendon Rupture
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Instability
    • Ankle Ligament Rupture
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bicep Injuries
    • Biceps Tendinitis
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cartilage Disorders
    • Cartilage Tear
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Arthritis
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Hip Sprain
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Arthritis
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Rupture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
    • Meniscus Injuries
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patella Tendon Tears
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
    • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Utah School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2008

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

      Completed in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

      Completed in 2013

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Southern California Orthopaedic Institute

      Completed in 2014

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Utah

      Graduated in 2004

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Fracture Care
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Articular Cartilage Repair
    • Cartilage Implantation
    • Cartilage Repair
    • Cartilage Transplant
    • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Labrum Repair
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Cartilage Implantation
    • Knee Cartilage Repair
    • Knee Cartilage Treatment
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Osteotomy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee Tendon Repair
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Lateral Meniscus Repair
    • Medial Meniscus Repair
    • Meniscectomy
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Wrist Replacement