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Dr. Thomas O. Clanton

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I went to Dr Clanton after 2 previously failed surgeries. 8 weeks ago he did an ankle reconstruction. It was a tough first week but each day gets better and my ankle is stronger than it's been in years. I can't say enough about how amazing Dr Clanton is.

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Dr. Thomas O. Clanton is a foot, ankle and knee specialist and Director of Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He is internationally recognized for his work as an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports and traumatic injuries to the lower extremities, including the foot, ankle and knee. Dr. Clanton joined The Steadman Clinic in August of 2009 after successfully building both a private practice and an academic practice in Houston, Texas for more than two decades. As one of only 10 surgeons in the United States, and the only surgeon in the entire state of Colorado who participated in the FDA Investigational Study of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement, known as STAR, Dr. Clanton is a pioneer in ankle replacement surgery and began introducing the procedure to patients in 1998. He is notably one of the most experienced surgeons in the area of ankle replacement and has lectured extensively on this subject and taught both basic and advanced courses to other orthopedic surgeons who are learning the technique. In addition to ankle replacement surgery, Dr. Clanton is an expert in arthroscopic foot, ankle and knee surgery, and uses this approach for many sports-related, traumatic, and degenerative conditions. Some of these conditions include syndesmosis injuries or high ankle sprains, Lisfranc injuries, Jones fractures, claw toes, bunions and hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, turf toe, navicular stress fractures, osteochondritis dissecans of the talus, and osteochondral lesions of the talus, to name a few.


  • English


  • Baylor College Of Medicine (Grad. 1976)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Broken ankle/broken foot
  • Sprained ankle

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  • BCBS Massachusetts
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Coventry Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
Ngs American
Tufts Health Plans

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