Vail Valley Orthopedics2022-09-13T17:03:45+00:00

WORLD CLASS CARE
TO KEEP YOU ACTIVE

FOR THE COMPETITOR IN EACH OF US

DR. RICHARD CUNNINGHAM

KNEE, SHOULDER & SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST
VAIL SUMMIT ORTHOPEDICS & NEUROSURGERY

Trusted by Patients

Dr. Richard Cunningham MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Vail Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. He specializes in the treatment of the knee and shoulder conditions. Trusted by patients, Dr. Cunningham utilizes innovative and minimally invasive techniques to perform a wide range of surgical procedures designed to quickly return patients to their preferred activities and lifestyle. 

As a top orthopedic surgeon in Colorado, Dr. Cunningham’s patients – professional athletes to local weekend warriors alike – report high levels of trust and positive outcomes. Along with being the longest tenured and most prolific orthopedic surgeon at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, he is a US Ski and Snowboard Team Physician.

Trusted By Patients

Dr. Richard Cunningham MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Vail Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. He specializes in the treatment of the knee and shoulder conditions. Trusted by patients, Dr. Cunningham utilizes innovative and minimally invasive techniques to perform a wide range of surgical procedures designed to quickly return patients to their preferred activities and lifestyle. 

As a top orthopedic surgeon in Colorado, Dr. Cunningham’s patients – professional athletes to local weekend warriors alike – report high levels of trust and positive outcomes. Along with being the longest tenured and most prolific orthopedic surgeon at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, he is a US Ski and Snowboard Team Physician.

COMMITTED CARE

Being committed to optimal health for each patient, Dr. Cunningham and his talented care team are dedicated to ensuring each patient returns to their preferred activities. His team is known for providing the highest standard of care and compassion to every patient. Each patient receives the commitment, time and attention required, from both Dr. Cunningham and his team, to deliver a clear treatment path to ensure the best possible outcome. Non-surgical treatments are often the first step in this commitment to patients, and surgery is only recommended when needed.

Ride the road to recovery

Dr. Cunningham utilizes innovative treatment techniques to get patient’s back on the road quicker.

SPECIALIZED APPROACH

As a top knee and shoulder specialist in Colorado, Dr. Cunningham utilize innovative diagnostic techniques to identify the injury and develop a specialized approach to ensure each patient gets back to the activities they enjoy. Each patient receives the proper time and attention to explore all treatment options for an optimal outcome. Dr. Cunningham and his care team understand that each patient’s injury and goals are different, which is why each treatment plan is customized for the patient’s needs.

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KNEE CARE

Specializing in treating knee conditions, Dr. Cunningham provides comprehensive care utilizing non-surgical and surgical treatments for patients with acute and chronic injuries. When indicated he elects for minimally invasive treatments techniques to ensure optimal results.

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SHOULDER CARE

As a shoulder specialist, Dr. Cunningham treats acute and chronic shoulder conditions. When indicated, he elects to perform minimally invasive shoulder surgery to ensure a quicker return to play for patients. 

As a top sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Cunningham’s Sports Medicine Blog is a destination for medical practitioners and patients alike. This blog addresses current sports medicine care techniques and athletic trends.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you again for Marielle’s [ACL repair] surgery. She is now in a boarding school in Switzerland. She is feeling great and she’s back to skiing again.”

Melania, Marielle’s Mother, ACL Repair

“Thanks Dr. Cunningham for getting me back to rock climbing.”

Mike Brumbaugh, Knee Surgery

“6 months after right shoulder surgery. Thanks for the great job!”

Kurt Miller, Shoulder Surgery

PATIENT STORIES

Read about the treatment journey with Dr. Cunningham from patients who are back doing what they love.

Rediscover your inner athlete

Dr. Cunningham specializes in the treatment of knee, shoulder, and sports injuries.

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