Board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Steven R. Gammon has advanced training in the treatment of complex fractures of the arms and legs, as well as high energy injuries of the pelvis and hip joint. In addition, Dr. Gammon has unique training in the reconstruction of bones that have not healed (nonunions) or have healed deformed (malunions). He also specializes in joint replacement of the hip and knees.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Gammon’s highest values are to help you as the patient heal your injuries and return to the activities and life you love. He understands that accomplishing this is a team effort that includes nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, and most importantly patients and their families. Dr. Gammon actively strives to help all patients understand their injuries and how they can take an active role in recovery.

Personal

Dr Gammon grew up very active in Utah. He ran on the state championship cross country team and still loves to run marathons. His passions also include skiing, hiking and camping. He enjoys woodworking and even framed houses to earn money for college. He and his wife have three daughters and two sons.

Experience
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. – 2012 to present
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Medical Center – 2012 to present

 Fellowship
Orthopaedic Traumatology
Regions Hospital- University of Minnesota Orthopaedic Trauma Program,
St. Paul, MN: August 2011 – July 2012

 Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Cincinnati Hospitals and Clinics
Cincinnati, OH: July 2006 – June 2011

Medical School
St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO: M.D.- May 2006 

College
Brigham Young University
B.S. in Construction Management- April 2002

Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified

Publications
1. Presenter in VuMedi CME Webinar: Advancements in the Treatment of Scapula Fractures on August 18, 2015.
2. Cole PA, Gammon SR. Fractures of the Clavicle, Scapula, and Glenoid. Chapter In Boyer MI AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review 2nd Ed., pp 285-92. 2014, Rosemont, IL.
3. Switzer JA, Bennett RE, Wright DM, Vang S, Anderson CP, Vlasak AJ, Gammon SR.  Surgical time of day does not affect outcome following hip fracture fixation.  Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2013 Dec; 4(4):109-16.
4. Switzer JA, Gammon SR. Current concepts review: high energy skeletal trauma in the elderly. J Bone Joint Surg 2012 Dec;94(23):2195-204.
5. Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ.  A Comparison of TLSO and SpineCor Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using the SRS Standardized Criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.

Honors
1. Alpha Omega Alpha – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, Elected October 2005.
2. M.D. with Distinction in Research – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2006.
3. Best Surgery Student Award – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2006.
4. 1st Place – Utah Cross Country 4A State Championships (Timpview High School Varsity team runner), Salt Lake City, Utah, 1993.
5. “Best of Show” Award – China Hutch Cabinet built for Spring Art Show, Timpview High School, Provo, UT, 1995.
6. Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America, Provo, UT, 1992

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Thank you for all your outstanding care.
Valerie T.
February 2016

Dr. Gammon explained everything so that I could understand it. I have had good results.
Rose Anne G.
February 2016

You guys are great. Dr. Gammon’s care was outstanding and RMOA is always efficient and welcoming.
Jean M.
February 2016

Best orthopaedic services in Grand Junction. Thank you Dr. Gammon.
Connie E.
February 2016

Dr. Gammon and his staff has been exceptional in helping me get back on my feet. Thank you.
Ray B.
March 2016

I was airlifted to St. Mary’s on October 23 with a distal radius fracture with destroyed ulnar artery. Dr. Gammon took on the case late in the day, including surgery in the evening. I am deeply appreciative not only of his dedication to helping me, but also that everything has healed nicely without complications.
Paul H.
February 2014

Dr. Steven R. Gammon is one of the best trauma surgeons in the United States.
Michael H.
August 2013

I was injured while on a visit to Chicago. I needed ankle surgery, but wanted to come home for the procedure. I was not familiar with any of the orthopedic surgeons in this office, and needed an appointment with one of them quickly upon my return. I spoke to Katie who went out of her way to help me. I was frantic and asked her to get me in with any of the surgeons. She coordinated getting the X-ray to Dr. Gammon, and had put me on the schedule for surgery, so little time was wasted once I got back to Grand Junction. Katie, thank you!!!!! I will never forget the concern you had for me, and I look forward to thanking you in person. RMOA is lucky to have an employee like you:))
Rose C.
June 2013

Dear Dr. Gammon,
Thank you so much for taking care of my fractured arm at St. Mary’s Hospital. My doctors back home in Longmont, Colorado, said that whoever took care of me in Grand Junction had done an excellent job on my arm. They stated that everything was “perfect” and that they didn’t need to recast my arm because it had set so well. Thank you again.
Ann P.
September 2012