Orthopedic Local News

State Champion

Jul 24, 2020

Mack took 1st place at the Time Trial State Championships with a time of 26.41. Way to go, Mack!


Mack, Dr. Dorf, and fellow racers after racing in a hail storm.


Many Patient Thanks

Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Dorf takes pride in his patient's outcomes. Here are a few kind patient thank yous for the great care they were given. 






Many Thanks from Dr. Dorf's Students

Jul 15, 2020

Teaching is a big part of Dr. Dorf's daily routine. Whether he is seeing his patients in the office or in the operating room, there is always an opportunity to learn something new! Here are some thank yous from a couple of his students shadows.




Support for the Cycle Effect

Dec 20, 2019

A very sweet thank you from someone who was able to enjoy the Cycle Effect last year!

Rotator Cuff Implant

Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Dorf has been utilizing the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant to treat patients with partial thickness rotator cuff tears. The implant is placed over the rotator cuff tendon where it will eventually reinforce the partially torn rotator cuff.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Implant-Derived-From-Cow-Helps-Patients-Recover-From-Torn-Rotator-Cuff_Washington-DC-564948482.html

The US Ski Team Returns to Copper Mountain

Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Dorf and his partners have been busy this month providing medical coverage to the US Ski Team.

Pictured: Erik Dorf, MD, Torey Anderson, PT, and Jonathan Walker, PA-C

Party Time

Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Dorf, Sue, and friends at Lindsey Vonn's retirement party.

Bike Racing Season is Here

Jul 8, 2019

Mack finishing at 2nd place!



Dr. Dorf and Mack at the Sunshine Canyon Hill Climb.




Mack Wins 1st Place!

Jun 14, 2019

Dr. Dorf and his son, Mack, at the GoPro Mountain Games. Mack won FIRST PLACE in the Road Bike Time Trial. 

Throwback to in Office Pin Removal

May 22, 2019

Pins are often utilized in surgical management of fractures. The surgeon is able to realign the fractured bone and insert the pins in a minimally invasive manner. The pin is left sticking out of the skin in order to be removed after the fracture has had some time to heal. Pin removal may seem like a big deal, however it is something that can be done in the office with minimal discomfort. 

My daughter Annabel was training slalom with the Ski Club Vail on January 31st 2017. Her glove became tangled in the mesh fencing on the course fracturing her left humerus.  She was taken to Vail-Summit Orthopaedics where she was evaluated by Dr. Joseph who took her to the operating room that same afternoon.


Thanks to Dr. Joseph's skill and expertise, the fracture was reduced and stabilized with 2 pins.  Annabel's bones healed up nicely and she was ready to have her pins removed one month later.

Annabel has made a full recovery from her injury and one might see her speeding by on the slopes this winter.  Pin removal is nothing to be nervous about.