Dr. Ernest Braxton, neurosurgeon at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, strives to keep his active patients doing what they love.

Orthopaedic patients in the high country often have one thing in common: Their top goal for treatment and recovery is to return to an active lifestyle. Helping patients get back to doing their favorite activities is something that drives Dr. Ernest Braxton, a neurosurgeon at Vail- Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. Research shows that residents in Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties, where many of Dr. Braxton’s patients reside, live longer on average than anywhere else in the United States.

“The fountain of youth is really activity,” Dr. Braxton said. “Surgery should be restorative — it should improve your quality of life and allow you to live your life to your fullest ability.”

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