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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

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

Orthopaedic Injuries and Symptoms you Shouldn’t Ignore

Throughout the pandemic, some Summit County residents chose to self-quarantine – holding off on orthopaedic and other medical treatment to minimize their risk of contracting COVID-19. While some injuries might not require immediate care, many injuries could become worse over time or even lead to further problems down the road. Vail-Summit [...]

Orthopaedic Injuries and Symptoms you Shouldn’t Ignore2020-11-02T23:00:07+00:00

Dr. Cunningham’s TV8 Interview During US Burton Open

In this TV8 interview during the U.S. Burton Open in Vail, CO, Dr. Cunningham discusses common sports injuries seen among snowboarders. For beginner snowboarders, hand and wrist injuries are very common. For athletes who are intermediate to advanced, knee and shoulder injuries are commonly seen. Dr. Cunningham specializes in the treatment of [...]

Dr. Cunningham’s TV8 Interview During US Burton Open2020-03-10T17:23:18+00:00

Vail Health Nurse Has Excellent Outcome After Partial Knee Surgery

Patient Sunny pictured with her family.  Sunny Carrington-Hahn is the Director of Imaging and Nurse Supervisors at Vail Health Hospital. She has lived in Vail, Colorado with her husband Erik and two children – Samantha and Nicolas – for two years. Prior to that, she grew up in Texas and lived in many other [...]

Vail Health Nurse Has Excellent Outcome After Partial Knee Surgery2020-01-24T21:39:36+00:00

Dr. Cunningham Featured on Podcast

I was recently featured on Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery's podcast where I discussed shoulders, knees, and the importance of good nutrition. Be sure to give the podcast a listen- here

Dr. Cunningham Featured on Podcast2020-01-24T21:39:36+00:00

Patient Back to Hiking “14ers” after ACL Tear Repaired by Vail-Based Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Cunningham

Jeremiah’s 1stPost-Surgery“14er”— Quandary’s Peak Jeremiah Couch is a hiking enthusiast and dude ranch (horse breeding farm) worker in Durango, CO. He was born to missionary parents in Ghana, South Africa and was raised in Ohio, before moving to Colorado. In the spring of 2018, Jeremiah was working for Vail Resorts. As an employee, he [...]

Patient Back to Hiking “14ers” after ACL Tear Repaired by Vail-Based Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Cunningham2020-01-24T21:39:36+00:00

Back to Skiing 67,000 Vertical After Two Knee Replacements

Jeanne pictured here with her family.  Jeanne Nedrelow, originally from Minnesota, moved to Vail in 1979. Vail is the perfect place for this garden designer who has skied 67,000 vertical in a day as well as 2 million vertical in a year and averages 1,250,000 vertical annually. And, this is after having two knee [...]

Back to Skiing 67,000 Vertical After Two Knee Replacements2020-01-24T21:39:37+00:00

Celebrate Athletic Training Month

March is Athletic Training Month, a great time to focus on the important role of Athletic Trainers in an orthopedic practice. Our ATs are a vital part of our care team in helping our patients rehab and get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. [...]

Celebrate Athletic Training Month2019-12-27T02:21:46+00:00

Dr. Cunningham in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race

In 2011 Dr. Cunningham participated in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, a 100 mile mountain bike race in Colorado that starts in the town of Leadville at 10,000 feet elevation. During the race, there is 14,000 feet of elevation gained during the the ride which goes over numerous mountain passes. Pro riders, such [...]

Dr. Cunningham in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race2019-12-27T02:22:58+00:00
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