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Phone (970) 569-3240
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USA SKI Team Physician

USA SKI Team Physician
Dr. Cunningham is a US Ski Team Physician. He recently accompanied the US Women's Alpine Team to their off season training camp in Valle Nevado, Chile.

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ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction
By stabilizing the knee with ACL reconstruction surgery, an athlete may return to all the cutting and pivoting sports he or she once enjoyed.

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Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus Surgery
Medial meniscus tears are much more common than lateral meniscus tears. Patients typically experience well-localized pain, popping or catching. Squatting usually increases the pain.

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Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability
Overhead athletes and other active patients can commonly dislocate their shoulder. When surgery is required, minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques are used, resulting in less pain and faster recovery for the patient.

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US Ski Team Physician Vail Summit Orthopaedics

Meniscus Repair Patient:

“Thank you Dr. Cunningham, and the amazing physical therapy staff, for listening to my needs and your realistic approach to surgery and recovery!”
–Laura Landre-Girten, former U.S. Ski Team member

Knee & Shoulder Surgery in Vail, CO

Welcome to the practice of Richard Cunningham, M.D., a sports medicine specialist in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Cunningham is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in knee and shoulder surgery. He is a partner at Vail Summit Orthopaedics, which has been serving the Vail Valley and Summit County since 1979. With clinics near Colorado's largest ski resorts, Dr. Cunningham cares for professional and recreational athletes alike, helping people of all ages get back to their active lifestyle.

We are pleased to have you as a patient. Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to make an appointment.

Vail, CO Sports Medicine Specialist

Whether you're an elite athlete or a recreational one, we are committed to helping you regain your momentum.

A sports medicine specialist and expert in knee and shoulder injuries, Dr. Cunningham is focused first on conservative treatment. When surgery is required, he excels at arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques and performs a high volume of:

A highly sought-after surgeon, Dr. Cunningham is a physician athletes trust. He has cared for Professional and Semi-Pro athletes around the nation as well as local high school athletes. He is also a Physician with The US Ski Team.

Your Case is Our Priority

Our practice is focused on providing you with the highest standard of care.

Dr. Cunningham evaluates every new patient and ensures they receive the time and attention they need. He tailors each treatment program for the particular injury pattern. If at all possible, he tries to treat injuries non-surgically and utilizes a core group of physical therapists with expertise in rehabilitating a given injury.

We only work with therapists who share our philosophy and that's getting you back to the activities you enjoy.