Stephen Thon, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C., which has locations in Englewood, Centennial, Lone Tree, and Aurora, Colorado. Born and raised in Denver, Dr. Thon is eager to share his skills and expertise with individuals from his hometown.
Dr. Thon is fellowship-trained in orthopedic sports medicine and has received expert training in performing arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic procedures. His primary focus is on using advanced arthroscopic techniques to perform repairs and complex reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee joints. He has also received specialty training in primary and revision rotator cuff repair surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, shoulder instability surgery, and shoulder replacement (shoulder arthroplasty). Dr. Thon also takes a special interest in injury prevention, especially for young athletes.
As a native of southeast Denver, Dr. Thon attended Cherry Creek High School. Then, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado - Boulder, receiving bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and integrative physiology while playing collegiate and club rugby. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as Chief Resident.
After his residency training, Dr. Thon completed sub-specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Thon served as the team physician for the NHL Colorado Avalanche; the University of Colorado football, basketball, and soccer teams; Denver University Pioneers hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams; along with several local high school athletic teams in the Denver/Boulder area. Dr. Thon’s fellowship training focused on performing surgical interventions for complex sports injuries that affect all types of athletes. Dr. Thon cares for both athletes and non-athletes alike. As a skilled physician, he is committed to providing exceptional care for his patients so they can return to the life and activities they want as quickly and safely as possible. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Thon is dedicated to advancing the field of orthopedics through research and has published several articles and book chapters throughout his career.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Thon started practicing in Denver, Colorado, to be closer to his family and serve the community that he grew up in. When not practicing orthopedics, Dr. Thon enjoys being in the outdoors with his wife, Keleigh, and their two dogs Hefe and Blue. They love indulging in every season Colorado has to offer, from taking the dogs hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter. He is an avid fan of all Colorado sports, including the Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies, and he is also an adopted fan of the New Orleans Saints.
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