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Dr. Frank

Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
Sports Medicine | Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Surgery

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

Specialist in the minimally-invasive treatment of cartilage disorders, meniscus tears, and ligament injuries including ACL tears and multiligament knee injuries

Specialist in shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, latarjet reconstruction, shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement

Specialist in joint preservation, offering cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatments including cartilage restoration, meniscus transplantation, realignment osteotomies, and therapeutic biologics including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and cellular therapy (commonly referred to as cellular therapies)

Expertise in the treatment of injuries specific to the female athlete

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  • Great facility, friendly staff, and Dr. Frank is wonderful!

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    -Alex Parks- Read All
  • As a reluctant recipient of surgery, Dr. Rachel Frank was the best surgeon one could hope for. She listened patiently to my questions and concerns. She followed up immediately afterwards as wel. Her staff was patient and prompt to all my injuries before and after the surgery.

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    -Greg Galvan- Read All
  • Dr. Rachel Frank and her team (will definitely include her amazing PA Kevin!!!) have been amazing in this process of healing my knee! The team has taken great time and care to get me back to life and help me work towards my goals! There has never been a point where I didn't feel like they weren't engaged and listening! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Could not have asked for better care!

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    -Diana Hansen- Read All
  • Was evaluated for a shoulder injury by Dr. Frank. She was extremely patient and took her time with me. Medical staff was super friendly as well. Thank you Dr. Frank!

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    -Tim Plakon- Read All
  • Incredible team at CU Sports. Somehow I was able to book an appointment, receive a diagnosis, schedule an MRI, and receive treatment for a shoulder injury, all within 24 hrs. All due to their efforts in working around my short schedule. Dr Frank & PA Shinshenko were so accommodating and thorough. I am so satisfied with my experience and my shoulder feels great. Love the team at CU. They are the best!

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    -Billy Beery- Read All
  • I had the best experience seeing Dr.Frank. Not only did she make me feel comfortable-she was kind and listened to my concerns. She answered my questions in a way that the patient understands. I highly recommend her and will continue to trust her taking care of my knee. If I could rate higher than a 101 would.

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    -Maureen Irgens- Read All
  • First time as a patient out of the HCA network. Wasnt sure what to expect. Was very pleased with the front office staff, back office, physicians and physician assistants and everyone else who gave care. Facility is new and impressive. PT and Imaging on site for ease. LOVE that patients can access ALL their own personal records through the UC Health app. Felt very confident in the skills of all who have taken care of me. Special thanks to Dr.. Frank, Kevin and all the residents. Great job everyone!

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    -Christel Chavez- Read All
  • Dr. Rachel Frank answered email on Sunday, had me in her office Monday, and was able to fit me in Tuesday for surgery. Great staff, clean and modern facilities. They added pictures (X-rays) of during and after for my collarbone correction ...

    Dene Kelly

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  • Femelate Athlete

    Dr. Frank publishes new textbook - The Female Athlete

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  • The International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society Open Access Journal

    Dr. Frank named Editor in Chief of JCJP - the official journal of the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)

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  • Dr. Rachel Frank - first in Colorado to perform In-Office Needle Arthroscopy.

    Dr. Rachel Frank - first in Colorado to perform In-Office Needle Arthroscopy

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  • Dr. Rachel Frank - Patient becomes Surgeon

    Dr. Rachel Frank - Patient becomes Surgeon

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  • Getting in Shape for Surgery

    Getting in Shape for Surgery

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  • Recent Research
    What's New in Sports Medicine
  • Recent Research
    Shoulder Stabilization Versus Immobilization for First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Level 1 Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Recent Research
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Concomitant Meniscal Repair: Is Graft Choice Predictive of Meniscal Repair Success?
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Orthopaedic Research Society University of Colorado Western Orthopaedic Association Official Website of University of Denver Athletics Rapid Youth Score Club