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About Richard Cunningham, MD

Dr. Richard Cunningham is a knee surgeon, shoulder specialist, and sports medicine physician at Vail Summit Orthopedics & Neurosurgery. Dr. Cunningham is an expert at treating conditions to the

When to See an Orthopedic Specialist After a Sports Injury

Richard Cunningham, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist that cares for patients of all fitness levels and backgrounds. As an enthusiastic athlete himself, he understands the risks and concerns of having a sports injury. Nearly 2 million sports injuries occur in adults each year, and even more among [...]

When to See an Orthopedic Specialist After a Sports Injury2022-11-08T17:28:38+00:00

Common Injuries Seen in Basketball Players and How to Prevent Them

Basketball season is right around the corner. The basketball season is long for professional and collegiate athletes – typically running from October through April – with the NBA playing around 240 games in a regular season. From professional players to recreational athletes alike, injuries can occur. The sport involves short bursts of [...]

Common Injuries Seen in Basketball Players and How to Prevent Them2022-11-07T19:51:18+00:00

Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The sport of tennis saw a significant increase in new players in the United States in 2021. Common tennis injuries involve the knee and shoulder. Richard Cunningham, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Cunningham wants to help educate tennis players on [...]

Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them2022-08-09T22:27:00+00:00

Common Injuries Seen in Pickleball Players

Colorado ranks Number 6 in the US for increased participation in the sport of pickleball. Given Colorado’s large fitness oriented population, it is no surprise Colorado ranks high in the national surge of this sport. There has been a whopping 39.3% increase in pickleball players in Colorado over the past two years.Unfortunately, [...]

Common Injuries Seen in Pickleball Players2022-07-27T23:42:16+00:00

BEAR ACL Repair

Richard Cunningham, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist who is based in Vail, Colorado. He is committed to providing optimal, innovative treatments for patients with knee injuries. He sees and treats a large number of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries every year. In addition to ACL reconstruction [...]

BEAR ACL Repair2022-06-28T16:34:22+00:00

What to Expect After Orthopedic Surgery

Richard Cunningham, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with over twenty years of orthopedic surgery experience. Dr. Cunningham and his team believe that the postoperative period very important for an optimal outcome. This period of the partnership between the patient and your surgeon is essential. As such, [...]

What to Expect After Orthopedic Surgery2022-06-28T15:59:20+00:00

Best Exercise Strategies to Train for Summer Sports

The most popular outdoor summer sports in the US are hiking, running, jogging and trail running. Summer outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy mountain biking, climbing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, cycling, basketball, and golf – among many other sports.Richard Cunningham, MD, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist provides expert medical care for [...]

Best Exercise Strategies to Train for Summer Sports2022-05-03T16:51:05+00:00

Top 10 Orthopedic Questions to Ask

As a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee, shoulder, and sports medicine, Dr. Cunningham encourages patients to ask questions. See Dr. Cunningham’s Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Doctor and some of his answers to these questions.Prevention Questions1. What health habits are recommended for musculoskeletal health?Exercise - a base-line of [...]

Top 10 Orthopedic Questions to Ask2022-04-05T19:21:05+00:00

Top 3 Injuries Seen in Freestyle Skiing

Spectators of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games enjoyed watching additional freestyle skiing events. Freestyle skiing formerly included Aerials, Halfpipe, Moguls and Ski Cross. However, starting in 2018, the International Olympic Committee added Big Air and Slopestyle, and now there are a total of 13 events for the sport. These additions are [...]

Top 3 Injuries Seen in Freestyle Skiing2022-03-14T04:31:49+00:00

Fracture Friday: The injury, the recovery and the redemption

The metal rod in my left thigh will stand the test of time better than anything else in my body. It simply won’t let me forget December 4, 2016.And maybe I shouldn’t. After all, I learned a lot about myself during that period of my life. And perhaps even came out of it with [...]

Fracture Friday: The injury, the recovery and the redemption2022-03-29T19:50:30+00:00

Return to Skiing after a Shoulder Injury

The 2022 ski season is in full swing. Most ski enthusiasts understand that preparation and heads-up precautions are the remedies for preventing ski accidents. Shoulder injuries make up a moderate percentage of total ski injuries, and they require comprehensive rehabilitation to return to skiing. Richard Cunningham, MD, a shoulder, knee and medicine [...]

Return to Skiing after a Shoulder Injury2022-02-07T17:34:40+00:00
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