Ryan Koonce, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

Assistant Professor
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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.
Clinic Phone: (720) 848-1900