Orthopedic Local News

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.

Another Great Season with the Local Atheletes

Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Dorf and VSO takes pride in providing medical coverage for the local Summit county ski teams. Thanks to Team Summit and Team Breck for a great season!

Team Breck's "2019 IFSA U12 Regional Jr. Extreme" competition in Contest Bowl

Dr. Dorf and VSO Cares about Local Athletes

Mar 29, 2019

VSO's world-class surgeons support the local young athletes with Team Summit and Team Breck. The staff also provides medical coverage for the events including the upcoming under 16 national championships in Breckenridge.


Dr. Dorf providing medical coverage during an event.

Dr. Dorf Speaking at Summit Middle School about Community

Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Dorf met with students at Summit Middle School to talk about how citizens, businesses, and physicians work together to create a community and support one another.

Ladies Who Own the Hill

Mar 15, 2019

Annabel Dorf and Addison Dulaney both posing in front of the American flag at the ski competition.

Team Summit U16 Champ Qualifiers

Feb 22, 2019

Huge congratulations to the following Team Summit athletes who qualified for U16 Rocky Central Championships in March!

Maiwenn Marzin

Paige Petersen

Kenzie Riccardi

Olyvia Snyder

Camille Thompson

Dylan Smith

Phineas Smith

Keep up the strong work and good luck!

A Thank You for Making a Difference

Dec 21, 2018

A special Thank you video from the Cycle Effect.

Week 8 Q&A with Dr. Dorf: What other advice do you have for skiers and snowboarders as they start to think about physically preparing for the ski season?

Dec 14, 2018

A: First and foremost, think snow! Let's all do a routine that incorporates at least one good snow dance before November. Start now by getting your equipment dialed in, skis or boards tuned up. Get your boots sorted out now so that you are not trying to coordinate 100 things the day the mountain opens. If you are skiing or snowboarding competitively, talk to your coaches. No good season starts without watching some old school Warren Miller movies and probably a Matchstick Productions flick as well. In all seriousness sometimes that is all it will take to get you motivated to start making the transition from glowing aspens and dirt trails to deep powder, steep lines, and arcing corduroy.