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Welcome to the Practice of Thomas O. Clanton, MD

Welcome to the website of Dr. Thomas O. Clanton, Director of Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine for The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. As an internationally renowned foot, ankle and knee specialist, Dr. Clanton is an expert in the treatment of disorders and conditions associated with the foot, ankle and knee including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, as well as sports related injuries. For more than ten years, he has focused his practice on the foot and ankle, and through research and outstanding patient care, he is looked to by orthopaedic surgeons around the world for insight into the latest surgical techniques associated with the lower extremities.

A Leader in the Field of Orthopedics

Dr. Clanton is an expert in arthroscopic foot, ankle and surgery, and uses this approach to treat a variety of sports-related, genetic, and degenerative conditions. He is a passionate researcher into the distinct causes of debilitating foot, ankle and knee injuries, and is also a pioneer in ankle replacement surgery.

Innovative Approaches

Using a variety of surgical approaches, including arthroscopy, microsurgery, and open techniques, Dr. Clanton is diversely skilled to treat numerous complex cases of the foot, ankle and knee. He is an expert in syndesmosis, hallux injuries, turf toe, fractures, claw toes, and osteochondritis. His most renowned surgical approach to treat osteoarthritis includes the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement which he began offering to patients in 1998.

Compassionate Patient Care

Whether a patient has a grade 1 sprain, or advanced osteoarthritis, Dr. Clanton treats each and every patient with compassion and care.  He believes that each situation is unique and requires a tailored approach for treatment. By putting the patient’s needs first, and his unwavering commitment to treat each patient effectively and efficiently, Dr. Clanton allows each patient to return to an active quality of life.


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American Cross-Country Skier, Noah Hoffman Seeks Treatment After a Bad Crash

Noah Hoffman, left, and Maurice Manificat of France compete in the men's skiathlon 15-kilometer classic and 15K freestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics [...]

Dr. Clanton Treats Detroit Tigers Shortstop Jose Iglesias

Early in the 2014 season Detriot Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias suffered stress fractures in both of his shins. As a key player during the [...]

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Selects Dr. Clanton as an Honorary Fellow

Dr. Thomas Clanton (left) with the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Dr. Francis G. Dunn PRCPSG (center) [...]

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