Frank B. Wydra, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Sports Medicine, Hip, Knee & Shoulder, General Orthopedics, Shoulder Replacement
Fax: 303-321-8814

Frank Wydra, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in sports medicine. With his sports medicine background, his interests include shoulder, hip, and knee injuries as well as shoulder replacement. Using innovative technology, some of the surgeries he performs are rotator cuff repairs, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstructions, and hip arthroscopy. He trained at Denver Health and also takes care of a variety of trauma and fractures.

Dr. Wydra was born and raised in Palos Park, Illinois (located in the south suburbs of Chicago). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Wydra then earned his Master of Arts in Medical Science at Loyola University of Chicago. He continued his education at Rush University Medical College and was recognized by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Wydra completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado in 2018. He worked with the Denver Public Schools to provide medical care to their athletes and was the team physician at various football, wrestling, and gymnastic events.

Dr. Wydra went on to specialize in orthopedic sports medicine by completing a fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate in Santa Monica, California. There, he trained under leaders in the field of sports medicine. During his fellowship, he was assistant team physician to the LA Galaxy MLS soccer team, US Women’s Soccer team, Pepperdine University, Santa Monica College, the Santa Monica Rugby Club, AMGEN bike tour of California, and several of the local high school football teams. His experience during fellowship was invaluable and allowed him to care for patients and athletes from all athletic levels.

Dr. Wydra is very excited to be back in Denver. He is married to his amazing wife, Stevie, and enjoys all that Colorado has to offer. He enjoys spending time in the mountains and hiking with his dog Layla. Dr. Wydra is honored for the opportunity to provide medical care to the Denver community.


  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Kerlan-Jobe-Cedar Sinai, Santa Monica, CA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Medical School: Rush University Medical College, M.D., Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, BS, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Society for surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Interests & Hobbies

  • Dr. Wydra enjoys hanging out with his family.
  • He also loves hiking with his dog, traveling, cooking, BBQ, and testing out road biking.
  • Recently, Dr. Wydra has been tricked into fostering dogs.
Dr. Wydra's Reviews
Nancy Tejeda GuzmanNancy Tejeda Guzman
20:58 11 May 24
Jess NadelmanJess Nadelman
21:52 10 May 24
Once again, Dr. Wydra and his team provided expert care and candid and important information. This was a follow up visit for my shoulder replacement. I cannot begin to explain how great my shoulder feels and how thankful I am for the doctor and his staff care and concern.
Anthony GaglianoAnthony Gagliano
22:30 08 May 24
I had heard good reviews about Dr. Wydra had the team at Orthopedic Centers of Colorado, but my experience with recent surgery there exceeded my expectations. I received and continue to receive great care. I would highly recommend Dr. Wydra without reservation.
Stu RossStu Ross
22:21 08 May 24
Good doc! Direct and to the point. Had my shoulder replacement surgery one year ago. I am back on the tennis court with greatly improved range of motion. Surgery and rehab were a great success!
Anita SCAnita SC
19:44 08 May 24
Just had total reverse shoulder replacement Surgery four weeks ago by Dr. Wydra. Making progress. I really appreciate that. He answers all questions very specifically with a reason for why. Very thorough and cautious.
Fred GreenFred Green
22:18 05 Mar 24
Paul MurrayPaul Murray
04:27 28 Feb 24
Dr. WYDRA was kind and took care of the pain in my shoulder
Melissa BauerMelissa Bauer
23:57 27 Feb 24
I got a solution I was comfortable with the same day as my initial visit. The explanation of my issue was explained so I could understand. Awesomely
Kelley MangKelley Mang
22:59 23 Feb 24
Sandy HarveySandy Harvey
23:38 21 Feb 24
Dr wydra and staff were fantastic! Highly recommend
vroni reverevroni revere
21:27 31 Jan 24
I had an incredible experience with Dr Wydra. He treated me first at Rose after I had fallen and sustained 7 broken bones.Then again after rehabilitation at Spaulding.He was amazingly confident that I could get almost all my range of motion back in my shoulder without reverse shoulder surgery .He was encouraging and self assured. He gave me a prescription for unlimited amounts of PT . It worked. It is important to partner with your doctors for your recovery.I am so thankful to have had this experience with him as I will be returning to work this week end . He eludes confidence and knowledge.
Tinisha SassoTinisha Sasso
19:12 19 Jan 24
Great experience! Doctor Wydra put me at ease about the difficult condition that I am dealing with and took the time to explain all my options going forward. I would definitely recommend him!
Lori PowersLori Powers
11:11 17 Jan 24
Dr. Wydra impressed me from our first meeting this week. He had read my med records and looked at the X-rays taken. Dr Wydra and his PA explained the X-ray findings and then he offered treatments. Great ortho surgeons won't suggest or push surgery as the first option in treatment and Dr. Wydra is this type of doctor! I explained that I usually approach my injuries or illnesses from least invasive to most invasive. He agreed with me and listened to my input into a treatment plan. This is perfect for the type of patient I am.His nurses, the PA and front desk workers are very kind and helpful. I was able to get an appointment very quickly and since it was during the frigid weather we had, I called an got an appointment earlier in the day!I recommend Dr. Wydra for patients who want an orthopedic surgeon who LISTENS to his patients and welcomes their input into treating and helping themselves.
Amy SiegalAmy Siegal
19:20 05 Dec 23
Both PA Melissa, and Dr Wydrawere very personable, informative, options given, advice given and straight forward. I saw Dr Wydra for a clavicle issue. Probably the first time seeing doctors since moving to Denver 7 years ago and giving a 5 star rating. Definitely would recommend. This team.
Karen AlloriKaren Allori
21:49 02 Dec 23
I had a consult with Dr Wydra concerning my rotator cuff injury. He and his staff explained all of my options he decided to take the least aggressive approach, and we would go from there. I appreciate his honesty, and the fact that he would not rush me into surgery. He and his staff were very professional, kind and generally was interested in my well-being. I would definitely recommend Dr Wydra.
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