Frank Scott, MD
Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1973)
Undergraduate School:
  • Other, Queen’s University (Kingston Ontario Canada) (1969)
Internship:
  • McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1974)
Residency:
  • McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada , Orthopedics (1977)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Hand Fellowship - Hand Surgery (1978)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Former Chief, Hand Wrist & Elbow (Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics)

Recognition & Awards

  • 5280 Top Doc-Surgery of the Hand, 5280 (2016)
    For the past 24 years, 5280 has surveyed doctors and asked them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they would trust to treat themselves and their families. Our theory is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals. http://www.5280.com/doctors/francis-scott
  • Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, Academy of Medical Educators (2016)
    Selected by the Academy of Medical Educators for the honor to be recognized for excellence in mentoring and advising of medical students, residents and fellows.
  • 5280 Top Doc-Surgery of the Hand, 5280 (2015)
    For the past 23 years, 5280 has surveyed doctors and asked them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they would trust to treat themselves and their families. Our theory is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals. http://www.5280.com/doctors/francis-scott
  • Excellence in Direct Teaching, Academy of Medical Educators, School of Medicine (2015)
    Selected by the Academy of Medical Educators to be awarded the recognition for excellence in direct teaching of medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Colorado
  • 5280 Top Doc-Surgery of the Hand, 5280 (2014)
    For the past 22 years, 5280 has surveyed doctors and asked them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they would trust to treat themselves and their families. Our theory is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals. http://www.5280.com/doctors/francis-scott
  • Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching, School of Medicine (2012)
    Outstanding Clinical Science Teacher
  • Academy of Medical Educators, School of Medicine (2012)
    Elected as a member of the Academy of Medical Educators

Teaching

  • Co-Block Director, Musculoskeletal Care Clinical Block (2011)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
  • Director Medical Student Education, Department of Orthopedics (2011)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    I am passionate about medical student and resident education and direct the orthopedic courses of the School of Medicine, serve as faculty advisor for the Orthopedic Student Interest Group and site director for the orthopedic residency program.
  • Program Director, Hand Fellowship (2007)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    We offer a very competitive Hand Fellowship which is nationally recognized, training two hand fellows per year.

Publications

  • 1. Chen C, Scott F, Ipaktchi KR, Lauder A. Postoperative Digit and Hand Replantation Protocols: A Review of the Literature. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021;29(15):e732-e742.
  • 2. Shourbaji NA, Johnson J, Wolverton E, Lalka A, Donnelly M, Gumidyala R, Scott FA. Postoperative pain and medication between bier block versus monitored anesthesia care with local anesthetic in outpatient hand surgery. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management. 2021;22:100144.
  • 3. Yu HH, Lockwood WC, Shaw KG, Scott FA. Formal Orthopaedic Surgery “Boot Camp” Curriculum to Optimize Performance on Acting Internships. JAAOS - Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Published online December 31, 2021:10.5435/ JAAOS-D-21-00770.
  • 1. Look NE, Korrell H, Lalka A, Schutz J, Cleary G, Hild J, Scott FA, Sinclair MK, Scott FA, Sibbel SE. Pediatric Proximal Phalanx Base Fractures in Fingers: Identifying the need for surgical management.. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting. January 2021, Oral. 2. Look NE, Cleary G, Hild J, Lalka AE, Sinclair MK, Korrell H, Nance J, Scott FA, Sibbel SE. Pediatric Proximal Phalanx Base Fractures in Fingers: Identifying the Need for Surgical Management. Poster: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 2021. 3. McNulty M, Baldini T, Chen C, Lalka A, Ryan W, Scott FA. Carpometacarpal Loading Effects Before and After Metacarpophalangeal Joint Fusion a Cadaver Investigation. Poster Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Poster, August 2021. 4. Jackson T, Maulsby E, Wilson D, Lalka A, Scott FA. A Comparison of Sugar-Tong and Volar-Dorsal Splints for Provisional Immobilization of Distal Radius Fractures in the Adult Population. Podium Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. August 2021. 5. Look NE, Korrell H, Lalka A, McNulty M, Shourbaji NA, Scott FA. Atypical Presentation of Trigger Finger in the Adult Population. Poster: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. September 2021. 6. Lockwood W, Shaw K, Yu H, Scott FA. Formal Orthopedic Surgery 'Boot Camp' Curriculum to Optimize Performance on Acting Internships. University of Colorado 3rd Annual Orthopedic Research Symposium. Aurora, CO. November 2021.
  • 34. Jackson T, Maulsby E, Wilson D, Lalka A, Scott F. A comparison of sugar-tong and volar–dorsal splints for provisional immobilization of distal radius fractures in the adult population. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. Published online August 13, 2020.
  • Shourbaji N, Lalka A, Gumidyala R, Donnelly M, Wolverton E, Scott F. Postoperative Pain and Medication Usage in Bier Block versus Monitored Anesthesia Care with Local Anesthetic in Outpatient Hand Surgery Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management. Accepted for publication
  • Chen C, Scott F, Ipaktchi K, Lauder A. Postoperative Digit and Hand Replantation Protocols: A Review of the Literature. Journal of AAOS
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Lifetime Member
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow, Member
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), Fellow, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

UCHealth CU Sports Medicine - Colorado Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
The Colorado Center Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
720-848-8200

UCHealth Hand Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0485

UCHealth Orthopedics Clinic - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
2nd Floor
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (1979, 2015)
  • Hand Surgery, Board Certification (1981, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Brain and Nervous System - Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include adult and pediatric hand surgery. I specialize in congenital hand differences and traumatic and acquired conditions in the pediatric population. I also provide a comprehensive adult hand and upper extremity expertise including treatment for osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, trigger finger, and all conditions affecting the adult population.

Care Philosophy
I work closely with a multidisciplinary team at both Children's Hospital Colorado and University Hospital to provide personalized treatment plans for every patient, including conservative and surgical options.

Personal Interests
Caring for pediatric and adult patients. I am passionate about the patient experience, their health care and the medical education and training our next generation of physicians.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1973)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • Other, Queen’s University (Kingston Ontario Canada) (1969)
Internships:
  • McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1974)
Residency Programs:
  • McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada , Orthopedics (1977)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Hand Fellowship - Hand Surgery (1978)
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Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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