University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Craig Bartlett, MD
Craig Bartlett, MD

Craig Bartlett, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Clinic Address
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-3828

Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403


Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (1991)

Postdoctoral Training

Orthopaedic Traumatology Fellowship: The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY (1997)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (1996)
Surgical Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (1992)

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont (2000 and 2010)

Area of Interest

Orthopaedic Traumatology, including fractures of the pelvis and both the lower and upper extremities- especially complex periarticular fractures (fractures involving the joints), as well as the treatment of complicated problems after orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Bartlett is the only surgeon in Vermont who has special expertise in the treatment of fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, taking in referrals not just throughout the state, but also from New Hampshire and New York. His practice also serves as a referral site for patients requiring complex reconstructive procedures such as osteotomies, Ilizarov methods, and other techniques to treat fracture nonunions, limb deformities, and posttraumatic arthritis.


Barton CA, McMillian WD, Crookes BA, Osler T, Bartlett CS. Compliance with the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotics after Open Extremity Fracture. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2012 May;2(2):57-62. PMID:22837892.

Paller DJ, Frenzen SW, Bartlett CS, Beardsley CL, Beynnon BD. A Three-Dimensional Comparison of Intramedullary Nail Constructs for Osteopenic Sypracondylar Femur Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:22534687

Nepple J, Putnam R, Gardner-Morse M, Bartlett CS, Johnson J. Calcaneal Fracture Dislocation with Fracture of the Sustentaculum and Lateral Column: A Unique Injury Pattern. Accepted for publication, Foot Ankle Int. 2012

Bartlett CS, Bissell BT. Firearm Injuries: Epidemiology and Classification of Weapons. In: Dougheerty PJ, Clarke H (eds) Gunshot Wounds. AAOS Monograph Series #44. Rosemont, Illinois: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011.

Bartlett CS
, Bissell BT: Firearm Injuries: Epidemiology and Classification of Weapons. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, 2010

Dougherty PJ, Vaidya R, Silverton CD, Bartlett CS, Najibi S: Joint and Long-Bone Gunshot Injuries. J Bone Joint Surg 91A:980-97, 2009

Bartlett CS, Bissell BT: Common misconceptions and controversies regarding ballistics and gunshot wounds. Tech Orthop 21(3):190-199, 2006

Rogers FB, Bartlett C: Technical Note: Fixation of mesh in large flank hernias as a result of extensive muscular avulsion from seatbelt injuries. J Trauma 61(4):1010-1011, 2006

Bartlett CS, Rapuano BE, Lorich DG, et al.: Early changes in prostaglandins precede bone formation in a rabbit model of heterotopic ossification. Bone 38(3):322-332, 2006

Bartlett, CS: Clinical Update: Gunshot Wound Ballistics. Clin Orthop Relat Res 408:28-57, 2003

Bartlett, CS, Helfet DL: The Use of a Single Limited Posterior Approach and Reduction Techniques for Specific Patterns of Acetabular Fractures. Seminars in Arthroplasty 12(3):144-161, 2001

Bartlett, CS: Elbow Fractures. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, 11(4):290-304, 2000

Incavo S, Lilly J, Bartlett CS, Churchill D: Arthrodesis of the knee with a custom intramedullary nail. Journal of Arthroplasty, 15(7):871-876, 2000

Bartlett CS, Helfet DL, Hausman MR, Strauss E: Ballistics and Gunshot Wounds: Effects on musculoskeletal perspectives. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 8(1):21-36, 2000

Link to PubMed

Book Chapters

Bartlett CS, Geer B, Helfet DL: Definitive bone fixation and reconstruction, Conversion from temporary external fixation to internal fixation methods. In: Lerner A and Soudry M (Eds.) Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities. Heidelberg, Germany, Springer, 2011

Bartlett CS, Putnam R, Endres N: Pilon Fractures. In: Browner B, Jupiter J, Levine A, Trafton PG, (Eds.) Skeletal Trauma, Vol 2, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2008

Bartlett CS, Helfet DL: Acetabular fractures. In: Ruedi T, Murphy W, Colton C, Fernandez Dell'Oca A, Holz U, Kellam JF, Ochsner P, Shatzker J, (Eds.): AO/ASIF Principles of Fracture Management, 2nd Edition, AO Publishing -Thieme, 2006

Bartlett CS, Sen MK, Helfet DL: Acetabular fractures: The extended iliofemoral approach. In: Wiss D (Ed.): Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott - Raven, 2006

Bartlett CS, Helfet DL: Acetabular fractures, 2nd Edition. In: Tile M (Ed.): Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum. Williams & Wilkins, 2002