Colorado Orthopedic News

John Papilion, MD

John Papilion, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. John Papilion has special training and expertise in state-of-the-art reconstructive surgeries and he performs traditional open and arthroscopic surgery and also treats elbow and ankle problems.

Treatment Of Common Problems With
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Meniscus
  • Cartilage


  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee & Shoulder – Including Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total and Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Interests Outside of Surgery
  • Golf
  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine – The Bone and Joint Institute, The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Fellowship – Research, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery – Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine (Norfolk, VA)
  • Residency in General Surgery – St. Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
  • Internship in General Surgery – St. Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • American Board of Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Member)
  • Colorado Medical Society (Member)
  • University of Colorado Medical School (Clinical Assistant Professor)

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