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John Shank, MD
John Shank, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. John Shank is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries and disorders. Dr. Shank has treated numerous high school, collegiate and professional athletes including Olympic medalists, MLB, NFL and NHL players. Dr. Shank treats traumatic injuries, sports injuries and performs both simple and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. He performs procedures for arthritis, sports and athletic injuries, cartilage injuries, fractures, trauma and deformity.

Treatment Of Common Problems With
  • Fracture care
  • Arthroscopy and ligament repair
  • Deformity correction
  • Fusion and treatment of arthritis
  • Achilles and minimally invasive achilles repair
  • Charcot reconstructions


Mara V
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Doctor Shank, is a great orthopedic surgeon. He knows his stuff. I have been coming to him for awhile now like 10 years. I have CMT and he knows, how to deal with it. He is friendly person, listens and cares about all patients. He has done most of my surgeries. I am very thankful for Doctor Shank. I recommend Doctor Shank to anyone that has foot and ankle problems.
Brandon C
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Shank did an amazing job putting a plate in my leg. The incision is super clean and is barely recognizable. I highly recommend coming here for surgery.
Patricia B
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Dr Shank took excellent exceptional care of my son. He is such n Amazing, caring, compassionate Dr. That makes you feel totally comfortable and at ease in what needs to be done. Would and have recommend him to all we know if they need his expertise... He is a God send. Thank You Lord Jesus for crossing our paths.
Jennifer H
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I was seen pretty quickly (within 10 min of my appointment time). The initial person was thorough and professional. I was taken for an x-ray and then I met with the PA about my situation. She also sent the Doctor in to discuss the surgery option and to answer any questions. I am no awaiting a call from the surgery scheduler.
Todd K
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Dr Shank is the best foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon around. Achilles’ tendon repair went perfectly with no pain at all. Totally impressed with the whole surgical team. Great care from beginning to end. The appointments and surgery were efficient and on time. The anesthesia team and specifically Dr Swain were amazing.
  • Ankle replacement and revision ankle replacement
  • Revision surgeries
  • Tendon disorders and treatments
  • Forefoot and bunion surgery
  • Foot and ankle trauma
Team Affiliations
  • Orthopedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs (2006-Present)
  • Team Physician, Colorado College (2006-Present)
  • Foot and Ankle Consultant, Denver Broncos (2007-2012)
  • Foot and Ankle Consultant, Colorado Rockies (2007-2012)
  • BS: Natural Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • MD: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Fellowships: Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA and Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Spartanburg, SC
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso Medical Society
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