William Cooney, MD

Dr. Cooney is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes primarily in Arthroscopic Surgery and Rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. In addition, he has vast experience in knee, hip, and shoulder replacement.

He joined Front Range Orthopedics & Spine after completing a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the direction of renowned Dr. James R. Andrews. As a fellow, he participated in the care of athletes at all levels, including several professional, college, and high school athletes.

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
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  • Affiliations
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Fellowship
    • American Sports Medicine Institue – Birmingham, AL
  • Residency
    • Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN
  • Medical Education
    • Saint Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
  • Undergraduate Education
    • The University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
  • Member, Front Range Orthopedics & Spine
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Longmont
  • Lafayette
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • St. Anthony North Health Campus
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Testimonials

Bill Farrell is a lifetime athlete and at age 56 he wasn’t ready to give up his love for sports,   “From 1979-1996, I was a professional ski instructor.  I also raced Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom professionally for two years,”  Bill reminisced. “I played a lot of basketball too.”  Bill’s love for an active lifestyle simply wore out his knees, “I just had no cartilage left in my knees.”

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Carolyn had her shoulders operated on six months apart.  “My shoulders are working…  Dr. Cooney did an excellent job and he is an excellent doctor,” Carolyn said.  “If you do your exercises you get things accomplished,” she added.

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“When I told my friends that I was having a total hip replacement and coming home that same day they all said WHHHAAATTT!!!!  Unbelievable! My experience was fantastic and Dr. Cooney is great!”

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Norma was facing a failed hip replacement.  The diagnosis: the “stem” was loose (the “stem” is the hardware that extends down into the femur).

Norma and Dr. Cooney devised a game plan to replace her stem.   “After surgery with Dr. Cooney my pain went away.  Before I was in constant pain from my failed hip replacement, not to mention the years of pain before I decided to have a hip replacement,” Norma said.

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“I was so impressed with the doctors at Front Range Orthopedics & Spine.  They were very knowledgeable and I appreciated Dr. Cooney’s straightforward approach.  I knew exactly what my options were and it was easy to schedule appointments.” 

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Scott was taken, by ambulance to the ER.  When he arrived at Longmont United Hospital they confirmed that he had a dislocated shoulder.  The ER put his shoulder back in place and sent him home; nevertheless, the pain continued.    Scott decided to make an appointment with Dr. Cooney, “I chose Dr. Cooney because my daughter saw him after a skydiving accident…  She had such a great experience that I knew right away that was who I wanted to go to.”

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William Cooney, MD

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Dr. Cooney is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes primarily in arthroscopic surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. In addition, he has vast experience in knee, hip, and shoulder replacement.

Dr. Cooney joined Front Range Orthopedics & Spine after completing a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the direction of renowned Dr. James R. Andrews. As a fellow, he participated in the care of athletes at all levels including several professional, college, and high school athletes. This unique fellowship has provided Dr. Cooney with extensive clinical and surgical experience in both athletic and non-athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He applies the newest, least invasive, and most advanced techniques to facilitate earlier return to work or sport. Common conditions treated include rotator cuff tears, labral tears, shoulder instability, elbow stiffness, elbow instability, throwing related elbow ligament injuries, as well as complex ligament and meniscus injuries to the knee.

Prior to Dr. Cooney’s fellowship, he completed his residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he gained considerable experience in total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. In addition, Dr. Cooney has authored and published manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and has presented his research at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Cooney is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is an active fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of both the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, as well as the Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Cooney currently serves as Director of the Bone and Joint Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Dr. Cooney is the team physician for Niwot High School athletics.

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