Dr. Fulkerson’s practice is limited to arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, particularly meniscus, ligament, and rotator cuff tears as well as patellofemoral joint preservation surgery. His office is in Farmington and his surgery is at Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center in Rocky Hill.
Dr. John Fulkerson was head team physician for Connecticut's only major league team, the NHL Hartford Whalers, until they left Connecticut in 1997. He has served as team physician for U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey (Team USA). He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the San Francisco Bay Area Knee Society and continues to lecture worldwide on arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery. He is past president of the Greater Hartford Orthopedic Education and Research Foundation, the Litchfield Land Trust, and the Herodicus Society. He is a Master Instructor of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and served on the board and executive committee of AANA for 6 years. He is founder of the International Patellofemoral Study Group (with Jean Yves Dupont) and the Patellofemoral Foundation (www.patellofemoral.org). He is currently Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr Fulkerson is a Master Instructor of Arthroscopic Surgery at the Orthopedic Learning Center of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has done over 12,000 arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures.
In 2011, Dr Fulkerson was recognized as one of the top 1% orthopedic surgeons in the USA by US News and World Report