Chance J. Henderson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Microvascular
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Diagnosing & Treating Injuries of the Hand & Upper Extremities, Shoulder Reconstruction Including Arthroscopy
Fax: 719-623-1051

Lt Col Henderson enlisted in the US Air Force in 1989 and after basic training went to technical school to become a pharmacy technician.  Afterwards he was assigned to Reese AFB and was able to obtain an appointment to the US Air Force Academy less than a year later where he graduated in 1996 as a 2nd Lieutenant.  Lt Col Henderson recruited for the Air Force for one year while competing in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.  He then attended pilot training at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB and then went on to fly the F-15C from Kadena AB, Japan where he was a mission commander.  In 2002, Lt Col Henderson went to medical school at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

After graduating from medical school in 2006, Lt Col Henderson completed an Orthopedic Surgery Residency 2006-2011 at the Uniformed Health Education Consortium at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.  He then attended a year-long Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.

Upon completion of his orthopedic training, he was assigned to USAFA and the 10MDG. From 2012 to present, Lt Col Henderson served first as Chief of Hand Surgery, then as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, and finally as the 10MDG Chief of Surgery.  He has been a team physician during his entire time at USAFA.

Lt Col Henderson was deployed to Turkey to patrol the Northern No Fly Zone over Northern Iraq during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on US soil.  Lt Col Henderson was awarded the Air medal for over 100 hours of F-15C combat time.

Lt Henderson’s over 30 year career as enlisted technician, cadet, fighter pilot and now as a surgeon reflect his passion for our country and the United States Air Force.


  • Fellowship: Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  • Medical School: MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Texas
  • BS: US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Undergraduate School: BA: Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS) Diplomate
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso County Medical Society


Dr. Henderson's Reviews
Pauline ParkerPauline Parker
18:27 12 Jun 24
Brian RogersBrian Rogers
23:30 11 Jun 24
Dr. Henderson and his staff are truly amazing! Very professional, yet compassionate to the human side of healing. I highly recommend him and his staff if you ever need orthopedic medicine.
Dylan VigilDylan Vigil
23:24 11 Jun 24
Bill SchmidtBill Schmidt
23:24 11 Jun 24
Everybody was friendly and gave you good information
Robert BartlettRobert Bartlett
00:32 31 May 24
Awesome place! The Dr was so cool. If I have to go back I will be requesting him. Took care of all my needs and listened to my concerns! Highly recommend!! Awesome team!!!
Gotham McFaddenGotham McFadden
22:43 25 Mar 24
Dr. Henderson is amazing. I went to Army and VA drs and they said they couldn’t find anything. I go to Sr Henderson and right within 5 five he found out two problems and got MRI and confirmed it! Amazing communication as well! Need help go to Dr Henderson
Blackie ReedBlackie Reed
16:12 23 Mar 24
Dr Henderson and his assistant Paige went out of there way to make sure you understand and make you comfortable.
L StevensonL Stevenson
23:56 21 Mar 24
Joshua MacdonaldJoshua Macdonald
19:49 14 Mar 24
Great team who are communicative, and ready to help solve any of the issues related to my visit, every time! They will almost always offer an array of options of treatment to choose from. Multiple different (unrelated) surgeries and hand therapy sessions there and no regrets! Dr. Henderson will definitely instill confidence as he does his work!
23:54 07 Mar 24
Dr. Henderson is very thorough and such a sweet guy! I am thankful that my chiropractor referred me to him. He found a rare disease in my wrist that if left unchecked could change my life forever. I highly recommend him. What a wonderful doctor!
Martin HuebnerMartin Huebner
19:42 07 Mar 24
This orthopedic center was very welcoming and accommodating. The center was very busy but they they were able to get everyone in in a timely manner. Dr. Henderson was awesome and I can't wait to continue treatment with him if needed.
Jerry MoserJerry Moser
19:42 15 Feb 24
I don't usually give reviews, but I have to give Dr. Henderson and his staff 5 stars! This is by far one of the best doctors I've ever had! He repaired my shoulder back to near 100% and he has a great personality too! He and his staff are second to none and I'm extremely happy with my outcome! Thank you Dr. Henderson! Would definitely recommend!
Shirley FisherShirley Fisher
00:39 09 Feb 24
I absolutely had a 5 star experience at the Center for Orthopedic excellence! Dr. Henderson's staff were very accommodating and helpful. When I met Dr. Henderson, he was very kind and took time to explain everything to me. I was very impressed with him and his staff.
David ShieldsDavid Shields
20:44 04 Jan 24
Dr. Chance Henderson is wonderful. He treats you like a human being and not just another number. I would definitely recommend him for your surgery needs, my surgery was 13 days ago and I am on the road to recovery doing well. Thank you Dr. Henderson and your wonderful team, especially Johanna, I love them too they are so nice.