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Xan Courville,MD

Primary Service
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Areas of Interest

Foot deformities and reconstructive surgery, ankle replacements, foot arthritis, foot and ankle sports injuries, orthopedic trauma

  • Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology and Psychology Double Major with Distinction, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Masters of Science, Health Policy and Clinical Practice, The Dartmouth Institute, Lebanon, NH
Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • Foot and Ankle, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Board certification
Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgery

Philosophy of care
For every injury or condition, there are many options for care ranging from immobilization with casts or braces, to physical therapy, to injections or to surgery. It is my job as a foot and ankle surgeon to explain and offer all options of care, and then to help patients decide what would be best for them at that time. There are many foot and ankle conditions that can be treated without surgery and have a good outcome. But, there are other conditions that necessitate surgery to improve a patient’s outcome. Deciding when a person needs each type of care is a complicated decision based on each person’s goals, work situation, family situation and personal preferences. I feel that it is my responsibility to try to help a person make this decision.

Why Dr. Courville went into medicine
I enjoy helping people overcome injuries or arthritis in order to improve their quality of life and return to the sports or activities that are important to them.

Favorite advice to give patients
You are stronger than you think you are. With patience and perseverance, you can overcome pain, injuries, disabilities and hardships.

Winter Park, CO

I enjoy being with my family and dogs, skiing, hiking, spin biking and being outside.

Barg A, Courville XF, Nickisch F, Bachus KN, Saltzman C. Role of Collateral Ligaments in Metatarsophalangeal Stability: A Cadaver Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2012; 33:877-882.

Courville XF, Tomek IM, Kirkland KB, Birhle M, Kantor, SR, Finlayson SR. Cost-effectiveness of preoperative nasal mupirocin treatment in preventing surgical site infections in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Feb;33(2):152-9.

Courville XF, Hecht PJ, Tosteson ANA. Is total ankle arthroplasty a cost-effective alternative to ankle fusion? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jun;469(6):1721-1727.

Courville XF, Coe MP, Hecht PJ. Current Concepts Review: Noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy. Foot Ankle Int, 2009 Nov;30(11):1132-42.

Courville XF, Carney B, Koval KJ, and Spratt KF. Early prediction of post-traumatic in-hospital mortality in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Orthop, 2009 Jul-Aug;29(5):439-44.

Courville X, Toretti J, and Sengupta DK. Dynamic stabilization: Principles and current clinical practice. Semin Spine Surg. 2008 (20):146-153.

Courville XF, Cortes Z, Katzman PJ, Rosier RN. Bone metastases from fallopian tube carcinoma: A case report. CORR. 2005 May;(434):278-281.