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Dr. Theodore Schlegel, a founding member of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. He has extensive clinical and basic science research experience in both of these areas. Dr. Schlegel helped to develop an FDA-approved technology (Opus Medical/Arthrocare) that simplified arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. Currently, he focuses his research interests on evaluating effective strategies for curbing soaring healthcare delivery.
For 18 years, he has served as a team physician for the Denver Broncos. During this time, he worked on several research projects focusing on injuries specific to high-level football players. As a result of this work and his participation in the education of other physicians and athletic trainers within the league, Dr. Schlegel received the prestigious "Outstanding NFL Team Physician Award".
After graduating from Brown University, where he was an All American water polo player, he received his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Schlegel is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado/School of Medicine and the Fellowship Director at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, where he participates in the education of students, residents and sports medicine fellows. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
Verified Patient Reviews
Knowledgeable Thorough Very good communication... So far so good...
Extremely professional and allowed a discourse on treatment options.
He answered all my questions and had names and addresses of orthopedic surgeons he recommended to do knee replacements. Very nice and knowledgeable doctor.
His professionalism was second to none.
My son and I were very impressed with Dr. Schlegel and his staff.
Very satisfied........the Doctor spent sufficient time with me and responded helpfully to all my questions.
Great team! Professional and accurate.
I was very impressed with Dr.Schlegel. He came highly recommended. I feel confident that he will resove my problem.
He is an awesome doctor and very genuine, with a great way of communicating with you as a non- medical person. I trust him and appreciate that he was willing to call my physical therapist to provide feedback. He is a blessing!
I got excellent information and was presented with alternative treatment options not discussed by other physicians.
The best in the business!
I found Dr. Schlegel to be very personable and his bedside manner was great. I did not feel rushed and he seems to really care about my condition.
Dr. Shelegel really listened. I did research and chose him based on is stellar reputation. I have had more than my share of orthopedic surgeries and surgeons. I was searching for someone I could really trust, someone who stays current in the field - should a surgery become imminent.
Very professional doctor and staff.
Nat the PA was through and easy to talk with. Dr. Schlegel was upbeat and easy to talk with as well. Everyone was very pleasant and easy to talk to. I would easily recommend Dr. Schlegel and the clinic to anyone!
Have used him in the past with great results. I highly recommend him
Good practice and professional staff and dr.