Eric N. Britton, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Upper Extremity
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Hand, Wrist & Elbow, Fractures, Nerve Repair, Tendon Reconstruction, Arthritis, Sports Medicine, and Dupuytren’s Disease
Specialties: Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Fax: 303-777-4563

Dr. Britton has been with Hand Surgery Associates since 1993. In his practice, he treats the entire spectrum of upper extremity conditions, including trauma and acquired conditions in adults and in children. He is a consultant at Craig Hospital in Denver, providing upper extremity reconstructive options for patients with debilitating spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Britton is also the upper extremity consultant for National Jewish Hospital where he provides treatment for patients on a national referral level who have rare upper extremity infections.

He was a principal investigator in the national research trial studying effective medications for the treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease resulting in the FDA approval of Xiaflex®. He is an active Fellow in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Outside of work, Dr. Britton enjoys golfing, music, playing the piano, western art and relaxing in the high country.


  • Fellowship: Hand Surgery Fellowship: Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY
  • Residency: Orthopedic Resident: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School: MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate School: BA, Biochemistry Specialty – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Certification:

  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, 1997
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1995
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery Society  (President 2009 – 2012)
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Arapahoe Douglas Elbert County Medical Society

Interests & Hobbies

  • Golf, Music, Cycling


Dr. Britton's Reviews
Maureen WilliamsMaureen Williams
21:10 25 Jun 24
Excellent outcome from Surgery to Rehabilitation to Discharge!! Thank you to Dr Britton and his team!
ken peeperken peeper
00:39 12 Jun 24
Very good professional care from doctors to physical Theripy.
Kent WilsonKent Wilson
23:14 11 Jun 24
Very professional. Cares for patients.
Holly ZeidlerHolly Zeidler
20:35 21 May 24
Trust dr Britton with my life! Best surgeon ever and his team his always knowledgeable and kind.
00:05 23 Apr 24
Surgery went well, healing is going good.
Heather RaneyHeather Raney
15:36 22 Apr 24
Dr Britton and team are true professionals. My surgery couldn’t have gone better. The nurses and staff were great. I’m recovering nicely from my wrist fracture. Started PT and that is going well too. Trust this team.
Cindy RossCindy Ross
20:31 02 Apr 24
Dr. Britton is always very kind and on time for his patients. He’s always conservative in his approach before jumping to surgery. His staff and techs are always helpful and caring.
Yetta HaldermanYetta Halderman
20:31 26 Mar 24
It is so nice not to have to wait ling to make an appointment over phone and was able to go in the.same day. Wait time was minimal, staff very friendly and Dr.Britton took his time with me. Xray was in his office! Wonderful, wonderful experience. If his practice had 10 stars I'd give a 20>
Aura AylerAura Ayler
20:29 08 Mar 24
Dr Britton is wonderful. Everyone at OCC was very helpful with my broken wrist. I have received the best care.
Sparky SSparky S
23:11 20 Feb 24
Dr. Britton was very kind and professional.He explained my problem and what steps he felt needed to be taken to take care of it.Would definitely recommend him.
Kent WiensKent Wiens
21:34 12 Dec 23
Eric Britton was very detailed and helpful in explaining the surgery he was going to perform and has a good bedside manner. I would recommend him for your hand surgery. The nurses and all the staff were very good also.
maria gainsforthmaria gainsforth
16:06 09 Dec 23
From the very first visit I was impressed with how organized and professional the entire staff was. Dr. Britton explained my condition of trigger thumb and provided immediate pain relief on my first visit. Over the next few months the issue progressed and required trigger release surgery. The nurses at the surgery center where very kind, caring and informative. Dr. Britton preformed the surgery and the recovery was easy with minimal discomfort. After 3 weeks I'm pain free and have nearly 100 percent function back in my thumb. I highly recommend Dr. Britton and his team.
Amelia DuaxAmelia Duax
19:36 30 Oct 23
My surgery was completed fast, and the nurses assisting Dr. Britton were so informative and helpful during the process. The whole experience was very streamlined and easy to navigate, and recovery has been a breeze due to the excellent job done by Dr. Britton and his team.