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Dr. Michelle Wolcott Orthopedic Surgeon Board-Certified Sports Medicine Surgeon

Dr. Michelle Wolcott

Dr Wolcott specializes in the treatment of complex sports injuries including knee, shoulder, ankle, and leg pain in active and athletic individuals. She is an avid runner and has completed numerous marathons. She trains with a local running group and is dedicated to helping runners and other athletes return to their sports and daily activities. As a team physician, she is dedicated to the care of the athlete as a whole and advocates for the safety of her patients.

Skills & Expertise

Sports medicine, Clavicular fracture, Exercise-induced compartment syndrome, Posterior cruciate ligament tear, Quadriceps tendon rupture, Achilles tendon rupture, Ankle fracture, Acromioclavicular joint arthritis, Rotator cuff repair, Sports-related leg injuries, Meniscus replacement, Knee arthroscopy, Patella fracture, Ankle arthroscopy, Cartilage grafting, Anterior cruciate ligament injury, Female athlete triad, Pediatric sports medicine, Foot and ankle sports medicine, Ankle surgery, Cartilage restoration, Shoulder arthroscopy, Acromioclavicular joint injuries, Subtalar arthroscopy, Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Meniscus repair, Patellar tendon rupture, Ankle sports medicine, Ankle injuries, Runner's Knee

 

Experience & Affiliations

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
    CU Sports Medicine · Denver, CO
    Present
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
    Lone Tree Health Center · Lone Tree, CO
    Present
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Current Affiliation
    Aurora, CO
  • Boulder Community Health
    Current Affiliation
    Boulder, CO

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 2001 - 2002
  • Loyola University Loyola University
    Internship, Transitional Year, 1996 - 1997
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Class of 1996
  • University of Utah
    BS, Biology/Chemistry, 1988 - 1992

Certification & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    2002 - 2019
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • O'Donoghue Sports Medicine Research Award
    AOSSM, 2017
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification
    EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - AAOS Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - AOSSM Member
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
  • Ruth Jackson Society
  • The Forum - Womens Sports Medicine Society

Team Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Basketball 2003 - Present
  • University of Denver Gymnastics 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse 2017 - Present
  • Denver Nuggets 2017 - Present

Publications & Presentations - PubMed

  • Effect of High-Grade Preoperative Knee Laxity on 6-Year Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes. Magnussen, R. A.,Reinke, E. K.,Huston, L. J.,Hewett, T. E.,Spindler, K. P.,Amendola, A.,Andrish, J. T.,Brophy, R. H.,Dunn, W. R.,Flanigan, D. C.,Jones, M. H.,Kaeding, C. C.,Marx, R. G.,Matava, M. J.,Parker, R. D.,Vidal, A. F.,Wolcott, M. L.,Wolf, B. R.,Wright, R. W. Am J Sports Med 2018 Sep 08
  • HASH(0x24be588) Jacobs, C. A.,Peabody, M. R.,Lattermann, C.,Vega, J. F.,Huston, L. J.,Spindler, K. P.,Amendola, A.,Andrish, J. T.,Brophy, R. H.,Dunn, W. R.,Flanigan, D. C.,Jones, M. H.,Kaeding, C. C.,Marx, R. G.,Matava, M. J.,McCarty, E. C.,Parker, R. D.,Reinke, E. K.,Wolcott, M. L.,Wolf, B. R.,Wright, R. W.,Vidal, A. F. Am J Sports Med 2018 Aug 04
  • Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change From Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study. Magnussen, R. A.,Borchers, J. R.,Pedroza, A. D.,Huston, L. J.,Haas, A. K.,Spindler, K. P.,Wright, R. W.,Kaeding, C. C.,Allen, C. R.,Anderson, A. F.,Cooper, D. E.,DeBerardino, T. M.,Dunn, W. R.,Lantz, B. A.,Mann, B.,Stuart, M. J.,Albright, J. P.,Amendola, A.,Andrish, J. T.,Annunziata, C. C.,Arciero, R. A.,Bach, B. R.,Baker, C. L.,Bartolozzi, A. R.,Baumgarten, K. M.,Bechler, J. R.,Berg, J. H.,Bernas, G. A.,Brockmeier, S. F.,Brophy, R. H.,Bush-Joseph, C. A.,Butler, J. B.,Campbell, J. D.,Carey, J. L.,Carpenter, J. E.,Cole, B. J.,Cooper, J. M.,Cox, C. L.,Creighton, R. A.,Dahm, D. L.,David, T. S.,Flanigan, D. C.,Frederick, R. W.,Ganley, T. J.,Garofoli, E. A.,Gatt, C. J.,Gecha, S. R.,Giffin, J. R.,Hame, S. L.,Hannafin, J. A.,Harner, C. D.,Harris, N. L.,Hechtman, K. S.,Hershman, E. B.,Hoellrich, R. G.,Hosea, T. M.,Johnson, D. C.,Johnson, T. S.,Jones, M. H.,Kamath, G. V.,Klootwyk, T. E.,Levy, B. A.,Ma, C. B.,Maiers, G. P.,Marx, R. G.,Matava, M. J.,Mathien, G. M.,McAllister, D. R.,McCarty, E. C.,McCormack, R. G.,Miller, B. S.,Nissen, C. W.,O'Neill, D. F.,Owens, B. D.,Parker, R. D.,Purnell, M. L.,Ramappa, A. J.,Rauh, M. A.,Rettig, A. C.,Sekiya, J. K.,Shea, K. G.,Sherman, O. H.,Slauterbeck, J. R.,Smith, M. V.,Spang, J. T.,Svoboda, S. J.,Taft, T. N.,Tenuta, J. J.,Tingstad, E. M.,Vidal, A. F.,Viskontas, D. G.,White, R. A.,Williams, J. S.,Wolcott, M. L.,Wolf, B. R.,York, J. J. Am J Sports Med 2017 Dec 16
  • Change in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Choice and Outcomes Over Time. Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Hewett TE, Flanigan DC, Spindler KP Arthroscopy 2017 Nov
  • Variance in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection based on Patient Demographics and Location within the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network Cohort. Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Wolcott ML J Knee Surg 2017 Jul 12
  • Surgical Predictors of Clinical Outcomes After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Allen, C. R.,Anderson, A. F.,Cooper, D. E.,DeBerardino, T. M.,Dunn, W. R.,Haas, A. K.,Huston, L. J.,Lantz, BBA.,Mann, B.,Nwosu, S. K.,Spindler, K. P.,Stuart, M. J.,Wright, R. W.,Albright, J. P.,Amendola, A. N.,Andrish, J. T.,Annunziata, C. C.,Arciero, R. A.,Bach, B. R.,Baker, C. L.,Bartolozzi, A. R.,Baumgarten, K. M.,Bechler, J. R.,Berg, J. H.,Bernas, G. A.,Brockmeier, S. F.,Brophy, R. H.,Bush-Joseph, C. A.,Butler, J. B.,Campbell, J. D.,Carey, J. L.,Carpenter, J. E.,Cole, B. J.,Cooper, J. M.,Cox, C. L.,Creighton, R. A.,Dahm, D. L.,David, T. S.,Flanigan, D. C.,Frederick, R. W.,Ganley, T. J.,Garofoli, E. A.,Gatt, C. J.,Gecha, S. R.,Giffin, J. R.,Hame, S. L.,Hannafin, J. A.,Harner, C. D.,Harris, N. L.,Hechtman, K. S.,Hershman, E. B.,Hoellrich, R. G.,Hosea, T. M.,Johnson, D. C.,Johnson, T. S.,Jones, M. H.,Kaeding, C. C.,Kamath, G. V.,Klootwyk, T. E.,Levy, B. A.,Ma, C. B.,Maiers, G. P.,Marx, R. G.,Matava, M. J.,Mathien, G. M.,McAllister, D. R.,McCarty, E. C.,McCormack, R. G.,Miller, B. S.,Nissen, C. W.,O'Neill, D. F.,Owens, B. D.,Parker, R. D.,Purnell, M. L.,Ramappa, A. J.,Rauh, M. A.,Rettig, A. C.,Sekiya, J. K.,Shea, K. G.,Sherman, O. H.,Slauterbeck, J. R.,Smith, M. V.,Spang, J. T.,Svoboda, S. J.,Taft, T. N.,Tenuta, J. J.,Tingstad, E. M.,Vidal, A. F.,Viskontas, D. G.,White, R. A.,Williams, J. S.,Wolcott, M. L.,Wolf, B. R.,York, J. J. Am J Sports Med 2017 Jul 12
  • Subsequent Surgery After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors From a Multicenter Cohort. Ding, D. Y.,Zhang, A. L.,Allen, C. R.,Anderson, A. F.,Cooper, D. E.,DeBerardino, T. M.,Dunn, W. R.,Haas, A. K.,Huston, L. J.,Lantz, BBA.,Mann, B.,Spindler, K. P.,Stuart, M. J.,Wright, R. W.,Albright, J. P.,Amendola, A. N.,Andrish, J. T.,Annunziata, C. C.,Arciero, R. A.,Bach, B. R.,Baker, C. L.,Bartolozzi, A. R.,Baumgarten, K. M.,Bechler, J. R.,Berg, J. H.,Bernas, G. A.,Brockmeier, S. F.,Brophy, R. H.,Bush-Joseph, C. A.,Butler, J. B.,Campbell, J. D.,Carey, J. L.,Carpenter, J. E.,Cole, B. J.,Cooper, J. M.,Cox, C. L.,Creighton, R. A.,Dahm, D. L.,David, T. S.,Flanigan, D. C.,Frederick, R. W.,Ganley, T. J.,Garofoli, E. A.,Gatt, C. J.,Gecha, S. R.,Giffin, J. R.,Hame, S. L.,Hannafin, J. A.,Harner, C. D.,Harris, N. L.,Hechtman, K. S.,Hershman, E. B.,Hoellrich, R. G.,Hosea, T. M.,Johnson, D. C.,Johnson, T. S.,Jones, M. H.,Kaeding, C. C.,Kamath, G. V.,Klootwyk, T. E.,Levy, B. A.,Ma, C. B.,Maiers, G. P.,Marx, R. G.,Matava, M. J.,Mathien, G. M.,McAllister, D. R.,McCarty, E. C.,McCormack, R. G.,Miller, B. S.,Nissen, C. W.,O'Neill, D. F.,Owens, B. D.,Parker, R. D.,Purnell, M. L.,Ramappa, A. J.,Rauh, M. A.,Rettig, A. C.,Sekiya, J. K.,Shea, K. G.,Sherman, O. H.,Slauterbeck, J. R.,Smith, M. V.,Spang, J. T.,Svoboda, S. J.,Taft, T. N.,Tenuta, J. J.,Tingstad, E. M.,Vidal, A. F.,Viskontas, D. G.,White, R. A.,Williams, J. S.,Wolcott, M. L.,Wolf, B. R.,York, J. J. Am J Sports Med 2017 May 31
  • Does the Chronicity of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures Influence Patient-Reported Outcomes Before Surgery? Nguyen JT, Wasserstein D, Reinke EK, Spindler KP, Mehta N, Doyle JB, Marx RG Am J Sports Med 2016 Nov 1
  • Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 2016 Jul
  • Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Diabetes. Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Nwosu SK, Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Wolf BR, Dunn WR, Wolcott ML, Spindler KP Med Sci Sports Exerc 2016 Jun
  • Factors Associated With High-Grade Lachman, Pivot Shift, and Anterior Drawer at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Hewett TE, Spindler KP Arthroscopy 2016 Jun
  • Knee pain . no popping . no previous trauma . Dx? Khodaee M, Miller LR, Wolcott M, Petersen BD J Fam Pract 2016 Feb
  • Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection of a Symptomatic Sural Neuroma. Fader RR, Mitchell JJ, Chadayammuri VP, Hill J, Wolcott ML Orthopedics 2015 Nov
  • KOOS pain as a marker for significant knee pain two and six years after primary ACL reconstruction: a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) prospective longitudinal cohort study. Wasserstein D, Huston LJ, Nwosu S, Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Wright RW, Andrish JT, Marx RG, Amendola A, Wolf BR, McCarty EC, Wolcott M, Dunn WR, Spindler KP Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2015 Oct
  • Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass Index With Chondrosis at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, Wright RW Am J Sports Med 2015 Jul
  • Risk Factors and Predictors of Subsequent ACL Injury in Either Knee After ACL Reconstruction: Prospective Analysis of 2488 Primary ACL Reconstructions From the MOON Cohort. Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Spindler KP Am J Sports Med 2015 Jul
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON Guidelines. Wright RW, Haas AK, Anderson J, Calabrese G, Cavanaugh J, Hewett TE, Lorring D, McKenzie C, Preston E, Williams G Sports Health 2015 May
  • Baseline predictors of health-related quality of life after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a longitudinal analysis of a multicenter cohort at two and six years. Dunn WR, Wolf BR, Harrell FE Jr, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Spindler KP J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015 Apr 1
  • Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the MARS cohort. Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW Am J Sports Med 2015 Feb
  • Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort. Am J Sports Med 2014 Oct
  • Meniscal repair with concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: operative success and patient outcomes at 6-year follow-up. Westermann RW, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, Wolf BR Am J Sports Med 2014 Sep
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement. Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Britton CL, Amendola A J Knee Surg 2014 Aug
  • Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Interobserver Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation. Wright RW J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Jul 16
  • NEW Radiographic findings in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions from the Mars cohort. J Knee Surg 2013 Aug
  • Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study. Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Feeley BT Am J Sports Med 2013 Jul
  • NEW Prognosis and predictors of ACL reconstructions using the MOON cohort: a model for comparative effectiveness studies. Spindler KP, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Wright RW, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Dunn WR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE Jr J Orthop Res 2013 Jan
  • Arthroscopic agreement among surgeons on anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement. McConkey MO, Amendola A, Ramme AJ, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Britton CL, Wolf BR, Spindler KP, Carey JL, Cox CL, Kaeding CC, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH, Smith MV, McCarty EC, Vida AF, Wolcott M, Marx RG, Parker RD, Andrish JF, Jones MH Am J Sports Med 2012 Dec
  • NEW Femoral tunnel malposition in ACL revision reconstruction. Morgan JA, Dahm D, Levy B, Stuart MJ J Knee Surg 2012 Nov
  • Reliability of tunnel measurements and the quadrant method using fluoroscopic radiographs after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Sullivan JP, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Gao Y, Britton CL, Amendola A, Wolf BR Am J Sports Med 2012 Oct
  • Extensive heterotopic ossification after suspensory cortical fixation of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures. Vidal, A. F., Koonce, R. C., Wolcott, M., Gonzales, J. B. Arthroscopy 2012 Jul
  • Reliability of early postoperative radiographic assessment of tunnel placement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Warme BA, Ramme AJ, Willey MC, Britton CL, Flint JH, Amendola AS, Wolf BR Arthroscopy 2012 Jul
  • Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K Am J Sports Med 2012 Apr
  • NEW Revision ACL reconstruction outcomes: MOON cohort. Wright R, Spindler K, Huston L, Amendola A, Andrish J, Brophy R, Carey J, Cox C, Flanigan D, Jones M, Kaeding C, Marx R, Matava M, McCarty E, Parker R, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf B, Dunn W J Knee Surg 2011 Dec
  • NEW Intra-articular findings in primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: a comparison of the MOON and MARS study groups. Borchers JR, Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Wright RW Am J Sports Med 2011 Sep
  • NEW Predictors of activity level 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR): a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR cohort study. Dunn WR, Spindler KP Am J Sports Med 2010 Oct
  • NEW Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort. Wright RW, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BB, Mann BJ, Stuart MJ Am J Sports Med 2010 Oct
  • NEW Which preoperative factors, including bone bruise, are associated with knee pain/symptoms at index anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR Cohort Study. Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Harrell FE Jr, An AQ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones MH, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, Wolf BR Am J Sports Med 2010 Sep
  • High tibial osteotomies in the young active patient. Wolcott, M.,Traub, S.,Efird, C. Int Orthop 2010 Jan 16
  • Cross-cultural comparison of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction in the United States and Norway. Magnussen RA, Granan LP, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy R, Carey JL, Flanigan D, Huston LJ, Jones M, Kaeding CC, McCarty EC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Engebretsen L Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2010 Jan
  • Potential market for new meniscus repair strategies: evaluation of the MOON cohort. Fetzer GB, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones M, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Wright RW J Knee Surg 2009 Jul
  • Success of meniscal repair at anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Toman CV, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Flanigan D, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE Jr, Wright RW Am J Sports Med 2009 Jun
  • A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part I: continuous passive motion, early weight bearing, postoperative bracing, and home-based rehabilitation. Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN J Knee Surg 2008 Jul
  • A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part II: open versus closed kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, accelerated rehabilitation, and miscellaneous topics. Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN J Knee Surg 2008 Jul
  • NEW Anterior cruciate ligament revision reconstruction: two-year results from the MOON cohort. Wright RW, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Flanigan DC, Jones M, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Spindler KP J Knee Surg 2007 Oct
  • NEW Risk of tearing the intact anterior cruciate ligament in the contralateral knee and rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament graft during the first 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective MOON cohort study. Wright RW, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld J, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Spindler KP Am J Sports Med 2007 Jul
  • The athletic hernia: a systematic review. Swan KG Jr, Wolcott M Clin Orthop Relat Res 2007 Feb
  • Osteotomies around the knee for the young athlete with osteoarthritis. Wolcott M Clin Sports Med 2005 Jan
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Press Mentions

  • 50+ Female Orthopedic Surgeons in the US
    Becker's Spine Review · March 20, 2018
  • Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. Michelle Wolcott of University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Becker's Spine Review · October 27, 2017

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