Randy Viola, MD
Randy Viola, MDElbow, Wrist, Hand & General Orthopedic Trauma Specialist

Randy Viola, MD

Dr. Randy W. Viola is a hand, wristelbow and general orthopedic trauma specialist with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. With a special interest in disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow, as well as a specialization in acute trauma, degenerative, and sports-related injuries, Dr. Viola is considered an expert in the area of arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine of the lower arm extremities. Dr. Viola joined The Steadman Clinic in 1999 following two successful year-long Fellowships—the first for Sports Medicine (1997-1998) with The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, and the second for Hand Surgery (1998-1999) with the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

About Dr. Viola

Using precise skill and an innovative approach, Dr. Viola treats an extensive variety of acute and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow including chronic issues and traumatic injuries to the bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscle and joints.

His specialties include:

Combining his extensive training in hand surgery, trauma surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Viola continues to develop innovative techniques and devices to treat complex hand, wrist and elbow problems.  Some of these include:  

Dr. Viola graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1988 and completed his medical education four years later at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as his two fellowships for sports medicine and hand surgery, he started his private practice as an orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow surgeon with The Steadman Clinic where he has been for the past 15 years.

During his career, Dr. Viola has been invited to lecture on many topics associated with sports medicine and orthopeadic surgery, and his research has been published in a variety of medical publications and scientific journals. Most recently, his research interests include distal radius fractures and disorders of the distal radioulnar joint. These topics, and many others, have been published in publications such as the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, the Journal of Hand Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.


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Dr. Viola treats many high profile collegiate and professional athletes for injuries sustained in sports competition and he serves as an upper extremity consultant to the Denver Broncos, United States Ski & Snowboard Teams and United States Olympic Athletes. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is active in numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Hand Society. Dr. Viola and his wife live in Vail. He enjoys alpine skiing, biking, and running.

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