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David Schneider, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic
surgeon, who specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. Dr. Schneider
works as a sports medicine specialist, but also performs knee replacements and
is a regional leader in shoulder and elbow replacement. While Dr.
Schneider sees many athletes, you do not need to be an athlete to see Dr.
Schneider. He treats patients young and old who experience problems with
the knee, shoulder or elbow.
A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine,
Dr. Schneider completed his orthopedic training at Penn State and went on to
complete a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic
Clinic in Los Angeles.
Dr. Schneider loves sports and enjoys working with athletes
of all ages. He grew up playing basketball, football, baseball and
Dr. Schneider has served as a team physician for several
professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Dodgers,
the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Galaxy and several
others. Today, he is a team physician for USA Rugby, has coached Gold Crown
Basketball, and is also a member of the pitching committee for the Colorado High
School Athletic Association, where he helps to establish pitching guidelines
for the State of Colorado. He continues to work as a medical consultant
for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is one of their team doctors when they are
Dr. Schneider is passionate about research and has received
numerous awards for his research. He has been published in numerous
prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded the American
Orthopedic Association Travel Award, the Hip Society’s Stinchfield Award, and
the Eastern Orthopedic Association Founder’s Award, among others.
Dr. Schneider currently holds two U.S. patents and has one
patent pending for the work he has done in designing new shoulder implants. He
has been involved in implant design for both Biomet and Zimmer. Dr.
Schneider also acts as an educational consultant for several sports medicine
and shoulder companies including Arthrex and Stryker. He travels
regularly to instruct shoulder and elbow courses both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Schneider is experienced in treating knee injuries and
is skilled in ACL reconstructions, meniscus repairs, and cartilage restoration
procedures. He also sees a large number of patients with elbow
injuries. He is a preeminent expert in “Tommy John” surgery to repair
elbow instability in athletes, particularly baseball players. He also
performs total elbow replacements on diseased or arthritic elbows.
Lastly, Dr. Schneider maintains a unique level of expertise
in shoulder surgery. As a regionally sought after expert, he treats
common shoulder conditions and performs some of the most complex shoulder
surgeries. Some of the more common conditions he treats are rotator cuff tears,
shoulder arthritis, shoulder instability or repeat dislocations. OrthoColorado
Hospital performs the most total shoulder and reverse total shoulder
replacements than any other hospital in the Denver metro area. Dr.
Schneider enjoys the challenge of complex cases and opportunity to help people
when other doctors have told them that they cannot be helped.
“I thoroughly enjoying helping people when they think they
have no options left,” says Dr. Schneider. “These are some of the patients I
enjoy working with the most.”
From reverse total shoulder replacements, to tendon transfers,
to patients who need complex revision shoulder surgery, or cases where the
nerves, muscles or bones are not optimal, Dr. Schneider is specially trained
and skilled to address the most complicated shoulder injuries and conditions.
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine CenterPhone: 303-233-1223
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