C. Dana Clark, MD

Dr. C. Dana Clark is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in anterior hip replacement and knee replacement surgeries.
He is recognized as a leading anterior hip replacement specialist in Colorado, performing this surgery for 500 patients a year.
Dr. Clark enjoys helping people who have been active in the past regain their physical health and their ability to do many of the activities and hobbies that they enjoy most.

Dr. Clark’s Physician Assistant is Matt Crawford, PA-C.

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Revisions
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Fellowship in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
    2008-2009 — University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    2004-2008 — University of South Carolina/Greenville Hospital System
  • Internship, General Surgery
    2003-2004 — University of South Carolina/Greenville Hospital System
  • M. D.
    1999-2003 — University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • B. S.
    1999 — University of New Mexico
  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
    2009-Present
  • Fort Collins
  • Loveland

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Testimonials

“Dr. Clark did my total right hip replacement a week ago today. He did an amazing job!! The pain I have now is a pain of a very hard leg day workout and I know that pain will be gone very soon. I can't say enough about Dr Clark. The nurses were also amazing, before and after surgery. I will never go anywhere else for my ortho needs. Thank you all.” – Cindy W.

“I couldn't be more pleased with how my hip replacement surgery with Dr. Clark has turned out. I am 7 weeks post-surgery and I am walking well and pain free. Dr. Clark is very personable and efficient, and takes his work and his patient's welfare very seriously. I highly recommend him, without reservation!”

“Dr. Clark is profoundly educated and skilled as an orthopedic surgeon. I had a full anterior hip replacement on May 1, 2019 and the results were miraculous. I plan to have my other hip replaced in January, 2020, and there is no one else I would even consider opening me up and doing such massive reconstruction. He's a master and genius in his profession. I'm writing this 4 months post-surgery, and I am completely pain-free. My hip joint was partially out of its socket for who knows how long. I could barely walk and was in excruciating pain by the time my surgery came about. He's exceedingly professional and not there for small talk. He is exceptionally interested in his patients' healthcare.” Cheryl K.

“I had the anterior hip replacement done with Dr. Clark. I was treated with respect and he gave me all the time and information I needed before and after. Every single person my husband spoke to in Ortho said he was the best and recommended him. To me, Dr. Clark is a Rock star. Thank you Dr. Clark and all the OCR Staff.” –Laurie S.

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C. Dana Clark, MD

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Dr. C. Dana Clark, who is based in our Loveland and Fort Collins, CO offices, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in anterior hip replacement and knee replacement surgeries.

He is recognized as a leading anterior hip replacement specialist in Colorado.

Dr. Clark enjoys helping people who have been active in the past regain their physical health and their ability to do many of the activities and hobbies that they enjoy most.

He takes care of patients from OCR’s service area of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska. He performs hip and knee replacement surgery at hospitals and surgery centers in Fort Collins and Loveland.

Dr. Clark’s surgeries include:

  • Anterior hip replacement, with the operation done from the front of a patient’s hip joint
  • Traditional posterior hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip and Knee Complex Revisions

With anterior hip replacement, the surgeon operates on the hip from the front, instead of the side or rear of the joint.

As the leading anterior hip replacement specialist in northern Colorado, Dr. Clark performs this surgery for 500 patients a year.

Dr. Clark also educates other joint replacement surgeons on anterior hip techniques. He teaches courses, and he also hosts orthopaedic surgeons, who visit Dr. Clark at OCR’s offices and in the operating rooms to learn more about the anterior hip approach.

Dr. Clark also has expertise in these surgeries:

  • primary hip and knee replacement
  • complex revisions of joint replacements

Prior to joining OCR in 2009, he completed advanced training through a joint replacement fellowship program at the University of Utah. Fellowships provide an additional, or sixth, year of orthopaedic surgery training. Fellowships follow the completion of a physician’s residency program.

Dr. Clark holds board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Clark is also a fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Clark grew up in Farmington, N.M., and enjoys the outdoors, especially rock climbing, mountain biking, and skiing, as well as spending time with his family.

He and his wife and children live in Fort Collins.

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