A center of

orthopaedics & sports medicine excellence
Athletes from around the world rely on the expertise of The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, the scientific breakthroughs at Steadman Philippon Research Institute, and therapy provided by Howard Head Sports Medicine. Together, these specialists have made Vail a center of orthopaedic and sports medicine excellence.


History of Howard Head

History of Howard Head


20 Years of Howard Head

Howard Head Sports Medicine has revolutionized and redefined sports medicine. 



    • May 23, 2016
    • Can't Keep a Good Man Down

    • Climber Mike Kimmel gripped a tiny ledge with his right fingertips 50 feet up a sheer cliff. His left hand straining up and across for the next hold. Pain tore through his shoulder. Kimmel fell. He di... MORE →
    • May 23, 2016
    • Seeking and Finding the Gold Standard

    • Luke O’Brien’s Vail story is modern. Yet it echoes Colorado gold-rush yarns from a century ago. He arrived with a small grubstake, a big work ethic, and a certainty in his bones that destiny awaited i... MORE →
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