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David J. Conyers, MD


Elbow, Hand, Wrist


Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.93 (15 patient reviews and ratings)

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Dr. David Conyers has been in private practice for over 32 years in Denver and Boulder treating hand and arm problems. Though he treats a wide variety of hand and arm conditions, his areas of particular interest are microsurgery; elbow, wrist, and finger arthroscopy; treatment of nerve compression disorders including endoscopic carpal tunnel release; and the treatment of wrist ligament injuries and upper extremity degenerative conditions.


  • Elbow, wrist, and finger arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Treatment of nerve compression disorders, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Treatment of wrist ligament injuries
  • Upper extremity degenerative conditions
  • Upper extremity nerve transfers and tendon transfers for nerve injury and spinal cord injury


  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Doctor of Medicine: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Internship: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
  • Orthopedic Residency: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Hand and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Distinctions and Recognition 

  • Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Level 2 Accredited by the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation


Dr. Conyers and his wife Katie love staying active, biking, skiing, and running. He and his son Stephen enjoy racing anything with an engine.

“Foremost, allow me to apologize to Dr. Conyers for not thanking him in person, my life has been in constant motion for the last few years but I've been meaning to stop by his office and express my gratitude for a successful operation. Choosing a doctor for a major operation is always scary, obviously you want to get it right the first time, the consequences are high and you have limited information, it's almost a gut decision. I can't remember all of the technical nomenclature but basically the end of my left radius, where it circles your wrist join was broken backwards, and they needed to cut my radius, push the end forward and fill the gap with a bone graph and then stabilize it with a plate and screws. Fun stuff. Dr. Conyers has a wealth of experience, and great reputation to boot, but what was most reassuring was his easy going personality, friendliness and clear communication. Sure, that doesn't necessarily translate to being a good surgeon but it kept me at ease. Plus, I figure it's always better going to happy doctor than an unhappy one. Everyone at the office for that matter was friendly, from the nurse to the receptionist, I enjoyed the small talk and banter. Anyways, onto the meet and potatoes, I consider the surgery a complete success, I have 98% original flexibility, and 100% strength. I have no side affects while climbing, weight lifting, or any other activities. Three years later, I get the typical stiffness during cold weather, and sometimes I can feel/hear a tendon rub on the plate, but those are minimal things, I can always get the plate removed. Oh, there's still a scar, but I kind of dig it, adds character. There was some adversity during the recovery, the bone graph took longer to heal then expected, and required an extra month in the cast, about 4 months in a cast and then another two months before I could climb or do any serious activities. I certainly don't blame Dr. Conyers for that, and even though I was frustrated he clearly showed me on the x-rays what was going on, how much of the bone was filled in and why the extra recovery was necessary. Today, I'm climbing and lifting harder than I ever have, the injury does not limit me in any way and the operation is drifting into a distant memory. Thank you Dr. Conyers, I couldn't be happier with the outcome and I promise next time I'm in Colorado I'll stop by the office and thank you in person.”
– David B.
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