Stephen Thon, MD

Stephen Thon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Stephen Thon is an orthopedic surgeon born and raised in Denver, Colorado, now practicing in the south Denver area. He is fellowship trained in the field of orthopedic Sports Medicine, where he received expert training in arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic procedures. He focuses on advanced arthroscopic techniques for repair and complex reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee joints. He has received specialized training in primary and revision rotator cuff repair surgery, shoulder instability surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and shoulder replacement (shoulder arthroplasty). Dr. Thon also has a special interest in injury prevention, especially for youth and adolescent athletes.

Dr. Thon grew up in southeast Denver and attended Cherry Creek High School. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder with bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Integrative Physiology while playing collegiate and club rugby. He earned his medical degree (MD) and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where he was a Chief Resident.

Following his residency training, Dr. Thon sought out sub-specialty training in the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery at the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Center. During his fellowship, he served as team physician for the NHL Colorado Avalanche; University of Colorado Buffaloes football, basketball, and soccer teams; Denver University Pioneers hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams, along with a variety of local high school athletic teams in the Denver/Boulder area. Dr. Thon’s fellowship training focused on the surgical management of complex sports injuries in athletes of all levels. Dr. Thon takes care of athletes and non-athletes alike. He is committed to providing the highest quality of care for his patients so they may return to the life they want as quickly and safely as possible. In addition to his clinical work, he is dedicated to advancing the field of orthopedics through research and has published multiple articles and book chapters throughout his career.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Thon started practice in Denver, CO, to be close to his family and serve the community that he grew up in. When not practicing orthopedics, Dr. Thon can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Keleigh, and their two dogs, Blue and Hefe. They love participating in every season Colorado has to offer, from taking the dogs hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. He is an ardent fan of all Colorado sports, including the Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies, and an adopted fan of the New Orleans Saints.

Please review Dr. Thon’s list of credentials and contact our practice for more information or to make an appointment at (303) 344-9090.

Interests Outside of Practice
  • Enjoying the outdoors
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Cheering for Colorado Professional Sports Teams
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Knee, Hip and Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder Instability
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Cartilage Restoration/Joint Preservation
  • Fellowship – Sports Medicine – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery – Tulane University, New Orleans
  • M.D. – Tulane University of Medicine, New Orleans
  • B.A. – University of Colorado, Boulder
Treatment of Common Problems with
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Board Certified – Orthopedic Surgery – Board Eligible
  • AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society)
  • AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
  • COS (Clinical Orthopaedic Society)
  • SOA (Southern Orthopaedic Association)
  • AANA (Arthroscopic Association of America)
  • LOA (Louisiana Orthopaedic Association)
  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • AMA (American Medical Association)

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