Ryan Koonce, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

Assistant Professor
Clinic (720) 848-8200
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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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CU Sports Medicine Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
The Colorado Center Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
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Hospital Affiliation
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Arthritis
Clinical Interest for Patients
Dr. Koonce is a board-certified orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic sports medicine and adult hip and knee reconstruction. His primary interest is returning patients to their active lifestyle with minimally invasive hip and knee replacements and advanced peri-operative care. He has done over a thousand anterior approach hip replacement surgeries, and does all primary and revision hip replacement procedures through the direct anterior approach. Dr. Koonce also has a high-volume knee replacement practice that includes total, partial, and revision knee replacement procedures. Prior to joining the prestigious group of orthopaedic 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 received Colorado Permanente Medical Group's highest honor for physicians – the Permanente Award – a recognition that establishes the recipient as “The Doctor’s Doctor.”

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and skilled orthopedic surgical care available. I believe in developing individualized patient care plans that account for the overall health and wellness of each patient. The best plans are executed through shared decision-making and clear communication.

Personal Interests
Dr. Koonce is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors and traveling. He is a USA Triathlon Age Group All-American and three-time ITU World Championship Qualifier. 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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