Featured Blog

Home|Featured Blog

OATS Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System Procedure

Richard Cunningham, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist has a clinical focus on injuries, conditions and treatment of the knee and shoulder. When a patient presents with knee cartilage damage, the Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System Procedure (OATS) may be indicated. Dr. Cunningham specializes in cartilage damage treatment and [...]

OATS Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System Procedure2023-05-15T15:58:37+00:00

Are we getting close to being able to regrow a torn ACL?

Dr. Cunningham was interviewed by Adventure Magazine regarding the progress of technology to regrow a torn ACL through the BEAR Procedure."We speak to a top surgeon who is exploring a new technique to help some ACL patients heal better and faster. If you’re a skier (or basketball player, or avid trampoliner for that [...]

Are we getting close to being able to regrow a torn ACL?2023-05-11T18:26:10+00:00

Distal Tibial Allograft for Glenoid Reconstruction

Richard Cunningham, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a clinical focus on treatment of shoulder conditions. Patients diagnosed with a history of recurrent shoulder dislocations, or repeat failed shoulder surgeries to stabilize the shoulder, may be a candidate for Dr. Cunningham’s distal tibial allograft (DTA) for [...]

Distal Tibial Allograft for Glenoid Reconstruction2023-05-12T17:44:29+00:00

Glenoid Bone Loss Treatment

Richard Cuningham, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, has a clinical focus on treatment of a variety of shoulder conditions. Dr. Cunningham’s expert care includes glenoid bone loss treatment. Glenoid bone loss typically occurs as a result of recurrent shoulder dislocations. Glenoid bone loss is challenging to accurately [...]

Glenoid Bone Loss Treatment2023-03-24T17:57:26+00:00

MCL Repair vs. MCL Reconstruction

Richard Cunningham, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with over 20 years of experience. He is widely known for expert treatment of knee and shoulder problems. Knee injuries often involve ligament tears of the knee. Tears of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) are common, especially in our [...]

MCL Repair vs. MCL Reconstruction2023-02-07T21:50:09+00:00

Top Knee Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, Richard Cunningham, MD Completes First BEAR® ACL Procedure in Colorado’s Eagle County

Richard Cunningham, MD, a top knee and shoulder specialist at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery (VSON), is the first orthopedic surgeon in Colorado's Vail Valley to complete the new Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration® (BEAR®) technique. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Cunningham has performed thousands of ACL reconstructions, and many primary ACL repairs. [...]

Top Knee Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, Richard Cunningham, MD Completes First BEAR® ACL Procedure in Colorado’s Eagle County2023-01-20T20:27:16+00:00

Top Sports Medicine Surgeon Colorado — Dr. Richard Cunningham

Richard Cunningham, MD is a top knee and shoulder sports medicine surgeon in Colorado. Formerly the Chief of Surgery at Vail Valley Medical Center, he was recognized by his physician colleagues with the Clinical Excellence Award. Dr Cunningham is the longest tenured orthopedic surgeon at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurology (VSON). He specializes [...]

Top Sports Medicine Surgeon Colorado — Dr. Richard Cunningham2023-02-07T21:49:51+00:00

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

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
Go to Top