Richard A. Knackendoffel, DO


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Professional Bio

Current Practices

  • Joined Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 1987.
  • General Orthopedics, specializing in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, elbow and joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder.
  • Team Physician for the Department of Athletics, Colorado Mesa University.
  • Team Physician for the Grand Junction Rockies.

Other Highlights

  • Served on the Board of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
  • Served as the Chief of Staff, Community Hospital, Grand Junction.
  • Served as Chairman, Department of Surgery, Community Hospital, Grand Junction.
  • Served as a member on the Board of the Powderhorn Racing Club, and as the Medical Officer for numerous ski racing events at Powderhorn Mountain Resort and throughout Colorado.
  • F.A.O.A.O
    • Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

Education History

  • Undergraduate at Kansas State University.
  • Medical Degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Residency in Orthopedics, Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Besides Work

Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and children skiing, fly fishing, hunting and hiking.

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My Associations

  • Western Orthopaedic Association

    Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine

     Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

    American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Team Physician Grand Junction Rockies

    Team Physician Grand Junction Rockies
  • Team Physician CMU Mavericks Athletics

     Team Physician CMU Mavericks Athletics