Rudy Kovachevich, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Upper Extremity
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Hand, Elbow, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Workers’ Compensation
Fax: 303-777-4563

Dr. Kovachevich (“Dr. K”) is highly trained in surgery of the hand, elbow, and shoulder with vast knowledge of complex upper extremity conditions. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has completed an added subspecialty certification in surgery of the hand. Dr. Kovachevich has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, and lectures both locally and nationally on upper extremity issues. He maintains membership in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the Colorado Orthopedic Society, and Rocky Mountain Hand Society. Dr. Kovachevich also has State of Colorado Workers Compensation level II certification.

Dr. Kovachevich specializes in shoulder replacements, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and reconstruction. He treats fractures of the clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He specializes in elbow and wrist ligament reconstruction, along with nerve compressions and sport related injuries.

He can routinely be found on the local Colorado trails systems running and hiking, or skiing in the mountains in the winter. As a life-long athlete and former collegiate competition runner, Dr. Kovachevich is focused on getting his patients back to their own active Colorado lifestyles.


  • Fellowship: Hand Surgery Fellowship: Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center/Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgical Residency: Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rochester, MN
  • Medical School: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate School: BA, Biology, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships & Organizations

  • Rocky Mountain Hand Society 2012 – present
  • Colorado Orthopedic Society 2012 – present
  • Indiana Hand Surgery Society 2012 – present
  • Mayo Hand Club 2011 – present
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) 2010 – present
  • Lending a Hand Committee Member 2013-2015
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2006 – present


Dr. Kovachevich's Reviews
Mike MooreMike Moore
20:45 19 Jul 24
Very professional and informative 👏
Dian LarrewDian Larrew
20:31 12 Jul 24
Very caring and understanding of my Alzheimer’s mother and my daughter who stepped in and took her grandma to her appointment. Thank you to the staff and an efficient office. Thank you Dr Kovachevich for everything now and future appointments.
Rainel Leonardo GarciaRainel Leonardo Garcia
20:14 12 Jul 24
Myra SimmonsMyra Simmons
22:01 14 Jun 24
Dr K was very efficient with his information and time. Got right to the issue.
Nick DeCillaNick DeCilla
00:10 27 Apr 24
top notch, physician and staff.
Carol AlsumCarol Alsum
18:40 20 Apr 24
Great experience again after 2nd trigger finger release procedure. After a full day of surgeries, Dr. Kovachevich was upbeat, energetic, and fun. The whole team was, also.
Meredith HolguinMeredith Holguin
16:51 20 Apr 24
Dr. Kovachevich is knowledgeable, has a great bedside manner. He has taken wonderful care of my hand ailments.
Cecilia TompkinsCecilia Tompkins
16:16 20 Apr 24
Patrick HillPatrick Hill
18:30 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience with Dr Kovachevic. He took care facilitating the healing of my broken hand, and helped me avoid unnecessary surgery that others were asking me to consider. The physical therapy staff are also top notch. I highly recommend this group.
Larry PrangerLarry Pranger
02:15 20 Jan 24
I met the doctor for a consultation. Approximately one hour. X rays. Read my C D disc . I found him to be very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. I, definitely will go back to see him. . His rating are much better than most orthopedic surgeons.
Donna CDonna C
23:31 19 Jan 24
Dr. K has a great bedside manner. I have confidence in his diagnostic and surgical skills. I had wrist surgery 3 years ago and everything went well. My latest issue is minor but had the same great experience this week. Donna C.
Ruth DelinRuth Delin
23:10 19 Jan 24
Dr Kovachevich is a great doctor as is his support staff!! He takes time to explain things and does a great job of helping you be informed to make the best decision for your medical care.The staff is friendly, expedient, and helpful!I also got in for an appointment within a week of calling their office. Thanks so much!
I have been going to this Doctor for a few years and have always been treated well. Doctor K. is always direct and accommodating.I have had some injuries, multiple athletic, and need comprehensive treatment which is available in this specialty area of hands [ boxer's fracture ] and shoulder and bicep [ strain ].X-ray equipment on premise with immediate results. Physical therapy there is a bit limited, but instructive and referral to an outside PT gymnasium was excellent .There is a technician there who made a remarkable cast for me.The nurses are nice, reception attentive, and never a billing problem...