Dr. Loucks is a founding partner of Peak Orthopedics in Denver, Colorado. He has been in private practice since 2003 and has developed a very busy and successful Hip and Knee Practice. He treats athletes of all ages with surgeries ranging from cartilage transplants to arthroscopic knee ligament and cartilage repair. In 2004, he and his partner Dr. Rob Greenhow were the first surgeons in the Denver area to perform Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery (AMIS). In fact, every hip replacement he has performed since has been through the Anterior approach, now numbering in the thousands! He has pioneered Outpatient Total Joint replacement and has been successfully performing minimally invasive outpatient hip and knee replacement since 2013. Dr. Loucks is very fortunate to be an International proctor, lecturer and teacher of these techniques all over the world including Europe, Australia and North America. In addition, he is a design surgeon for Medacta International, creating new instruments and products developed to improve surgical techniques and ultimately outcomes for patients. He is a design surgeon for the MyKnee system allowing surgeons to improve accuracy, sizing and alignment while performing knee replacements through less invasive approaches.
Dr. Loucks received his undergraduate in Life Sciences (B.Sc.Hon) and Masters of Science degrees at Queens University before receiving Medical Degree, with honors, from the University of Calgary. He then completed a prestigious Orthopedic Surgical Residency at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery as both a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Loucks is the past Chairman of Orthopedics at the Medical Center of Aurora and the previous Chief of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery atSky Ridge Medical Center.
Education and Training
University of Calgary MD 1998
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- Regional Public Speaking -
- National Public Speaking -
- International Public Speaking -
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Reconstruction
- St Anthony's Center Denver (Trauma)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
His Training, He Is A Part Of The Emerging Technology. He Is An Innovator In Knee and Hip Replacement - Early adopter (since 2004) of Anterior Hip Replacement. He Designed The "My Knee" Patient-Specific Knee System, as well as other hip and knee products. Early educator on outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement.
Areas of research
Anterior Hip Replacement
Patient Specific Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Kinematics
Partial Knee Replacements
Outpatient Joint Replacements
Medial Stabilized Sphere Knee Replacements
Teaching and speaking
Dozens of National and International Invited Lectures and Guest Speaker Roles
Hobbies / Sports
- Time With His Wife, Who Is Also A Doctor and Their Twin Daughters
- Sky Ridge Medical Center
- Lincoln Surgery Center
- Cherry Creek Surgery Center
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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Craig Loucks, who serves the population of Lone Tree, Colorado.
Dr. Craig Loucks is a highly trained and qualified surgeon with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially trauma and minimally invasive hip and knee surgery. Dr. Loucks holds over 14 years of experience in his field and is currently serving patients within his practice Peak Orthopedics & Spine located in Lone Tree, Colorado. He is also affiliated with Sky Ridge Medical Center, Cherry Creek Surgery Center, and Lincoln Surgery Center.
Prior to his medical career, Dr. Loucks graduated with his Bachelor of Life Sciences Degree with honors in 1993 from Queen’s University, followed by his Master of Science Degree in 1995 within the same educational venue. He then attended the University of Calgary, gaining his Medical Degree in 1998. Following his graduation, Dr. Loucks completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of British Columbia School of Medicine, before undertaking his AO Trauma Fellowship at St. Anthony’s Trauma Center. Dr. Loucks is board certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Loucks maintains professional memberships with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Loucks and his partner Dr. Greenhow were the first surgeons in the Denver area to perform the Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Procedure. He serves as a international lecturer and proctor for minimally invasive hip and knee surgery. In addition, he is a design surgeon for Medacta International, an innovative company focusing on cutting edge products to improve patient care. He attributes his success to his training and being on the cutting edge of evolving technology. In his free time, Dr. Loucks enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a physician, and their twin daughters.
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