COVID-19 Guidelines

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Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:

  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
  • Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

Ryan Koonce, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

Assistant Professor
Clinic (720) 848-1900
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Gender: Male
Department, Section/Division: Orthopedics

Practice Locations

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Orthopedics
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 401
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Hospital Affiliation
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Knee Injuries and Disorders
Clinical Interest for Patients
Dr. Koonce's primary clinical interests are hip and knee replacements that utilize minimally invasive techniques, modern technology, and advanced peri-operative care. His practice focuses on adult patients who have been affected by injury or arthritis and want to return to an active lifestyle. He has done over a thousand anterior approach hip replacement surgeries, and does all primary and revision hip replacement procedures using this minimally-invasive technique. Dr. Koonce has also done thousands of knee replacement surgeries including total, partial, and revision knee replacement procedures. He piloted the rapid-recovery and outpatient joint replacement initiatives at Highlands Ranch Hospital. Most importantly, Dr. Koonce is committed to helping patients maximize outcomes and long-term satisfaction after surgery. He promotes patient education as a critical element of achieving quality outcomes, and has authored several patient education books on hip replacement, knee replacement, and non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis.

Care Philosophy
Dr. Koonce is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgeries. He is one of a small number of surgeons in the United States that has completed fellowship training in both orthopedic sports medicine and adult hip and knee reconstruction. Prior to joining the prestigious group of orthopedic surgeons at the University of Colorado, he practiced in Washington state and then returned to Colorado as a leader in joint replacement at Kaiser Permanente. While at Kaiser, he piloted an outpatient joint replacement program and received Colorado Permanente Medical Group's highest honor for physicians – the Permanente Award – a recognition that establishes the recipient as “The Doctor’s Doctor.” Dr. Koonce believes in developing individualized patient care plans that account for the overall health and wellness of each patient.

Personal Interests
Dr. Koonce is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors and traveling. He is a dedicated endurance athlete, a USA Triathlon Age Group All-American, a Triathlon World Championships participant, and a USAT Aquabike (swim-bike) National Champion. He also races competitively in road cycling for the Modern Market Racing Team.

Public Speaking
Dr. Koonce speaks locally and nationally on subjects of relating to adult hip and knee reconstruction and perioperative care of joint replacement patients.



Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
My clinical interests include primary and revision hip and knee replacements utilizing minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology. My goal is to provide comprehensive, personalized, evidence-based, and protocol-driven joint replacement care from the first appointment to annual follow-up visits.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My research interests are focused on the perioperative care of joint replacement patients. Examples include pain control measures, VTE prophylaxis, perioperative education, and protocol-driven outcomes.

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