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Lorri J. Fulkerson, MD


Elbow, Joint Replacement, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Regenerative Medicine, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

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Dr. Lorri Fulkerson has been practicing in Boulder since 1994 and is dual-board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fulkerson has years of extensive training and experience in sports medicine, including advanced arthroscopic techniques, cartilage replacement surgery, and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. She also routinely utilizes the latest in regenerative medicine, both in clinic and in surgery.

Dr. Fulkerson is passionate about helping others and has a particular interest in women's health issues. She thoroughly enjoys building relationships with her patients and helping them return to their healthy, active lifestyles, which is one of the reasons she decided to become a doctor.


  • Advanced arthroscopic techniques
  • Cartilage replacement surgery
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Fracture care
  • General orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma and reconstructive surgery


  • Bachelor of Science: University of California, Davis, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
  • General Surgery Internship: Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Training Program, San Francisco, CA

Distinctions and Recognition

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Boulder County Medical Society

Community Service

  • Former team physician for Seattle University


One of Dr. Fulkerson's biggest passions is using her skills and knowledge to serve those in need through medical missions, having done missions in both Nepal and Rwanda

Outside of work, Dr. Fulkerson has a long personal history of athletic involvement and enjoys running, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing. She also likes to travel, cook, and spend time with her family.

“Dr. Fulkerson is the absolute best. She works with my brother, my sister, me, my husband. I will not go to any other orthopedist. She is familiar with my whole family and our genetic predispositions. Thank you, Dr. Fulkerson!”
– Jill L.
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