Mark Franco, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon

Growing up, Dr. Mark Franco was always a curious person. He loved finding solutions to problems others would find too challenging. He also loved building and fixing things. His curiosity for the intricacies of the world around him left him wanting a career that constantly presented a new challenge. Wanting to use his skills to help people, Dr. Franco decided a career in the medical field would be a perfect fit.

He went on to attend medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He later completed his orthopedics residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Today, he is an Orthopedic Surgeon at MD West ONE.

Dr. Franco strives to provide patients with the best possible care. His mission is to work together with patients to create a tailor-made treatment plan. He is also a big believer in trust in respect—since his orthopedics involves invasive procedures, it is important for him to assure patients he will deliver exceptional care and results.

In his free time, Dr. Franco enjoys being active. He loves being outdoors, often going on runs to stay in shape. When he needs peace and quiet, one can often find him in the tranquility of his lawn and garden.


Fellowship: Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical School: University Of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate: Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Professional Memberships & Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nebraska Medical Association
Nebraska Association Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Ankle Fracture and Traumas
  • Foot Fractures and Traumas
  • Femoral Fractures
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fractures
  • Hip Muscle Strains
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Broken Knee Cap
  • Patella Tendon Rupture
  • Shin Splints
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Boxer's Fracture
  • Broken Bones
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colles Fracture
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hand Fractures
  • Mallet Finger
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Wrist Sprains & Strains
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Acromioclavicular Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Broken Shoulder
  • Collarbone Fractures
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hill-Sachs lesion
  • Loose Shoulder (Instability)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Bursitis 
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Tendonitis


Some orthopedic problems will require surgery, some will not. Whatever the case, Dr. Franco will work with you to find the best treatment for you. He offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Femur Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Fracture Treatment
  • Hip Revision Surgery
  • Injections
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Mini-incision Total Hip Replacement
  • Mini-incision Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Knee Resurfacing
  • Arthritis Care and Treatment
  • Cyst Removal
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Acromioclavicular Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Open Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Elbow Arthroscopy for Loose Bodies
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Medical Epicondylectomy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
  • Non-surgical treatments such as splints, casts, exercise and strength building programs, pain management, and rehabilitative therapy

See what patients have to say about Dr. Franco: