Orthopedic Local News

Team Summit and VSO prepare for 2018-2019 Season!

Sep 24, 2018

We are looking forward to another great season with Team Summit.

As the summer wraps up and winter is right around the corner we need to direct our training toward more ski specific exercises.

Here are some great ideas from Alex Bunt, Lindsey Vonn's strength and conditioning coach: https://www.skiracing.com/premium/the-bunt-effect

Enjoy the fall riding and hiking, but begin adding more of Bunts routines to your routine!

One simple way to do this is to combine a strength routine, a hike, or a bike with some balance exercises at the end of your workout. 

Road Racing Winners

Jul 9, 2018

Huge congratulations to Mack Dorf (2nd) and Ian Rogers (1st) from Vail, both placing in the Sundance Canyon Road Race in Boulder.

Summer Injury on the Mountain

Jun 28, 2018

Its summer time and the trails are open for mountain biking.  Below is a video of a young man going over the handlebars and narrowly avoiding a big collision with a tree!

The result of the crash was a clavicle fracture.

Team Day

May 18, 2018

There is one special day of the year when Dr. Dorf takes his team to Denver for some fun. Dr. Dorf and Dr. Joseph teams combined this year for some team building exercises including go kart racing, indoor sky diving, and bowling.

Dr. Erik Dorf and Orthopedic Team Kart Racing in Denver

Dr. Erik Dorf Orthopedic Team Indoor Sky Diving in Denver

Dr. Erik Dorf and Orthopedic Team Bowling in Denver

Thank you Dr. Dorf and Dr.  Joseph for Team day!

Dr. Dorf Recognized for Exceptional Work

May 4, 2018

Dr. Dorf was in the OR to help when a young skier sustained a severe injury on the ski slope. The extensive repair on the skier's wrist included: 11 tendons, 2 arteries, and 3 nerves.


A Blast from the Past

Mar 2, 2018

Dr. Dorf and one of his kiddos taking a ski lunch break. It's always good to recharge before getting back out on the slopes!

Orthopedic Dr. Erik Dorf Ski Trip with Kids

Snowboarding Crashes and Clavicle Fractures

Feb 14, 2018

Clavicle fractures are a common injury seen in our clinic. They are sustained by a fall directly onto the shoulder and can be a very painful injury.

One of our patients was able to get a video of his method of injury.

Video credit: Bobby Schubert, New Founding Media

He sustained a comminuted fracture of the midshaft of the clavicle that is 100% displaced.

Clavicle Fracture X-Ray From Orthopedic Specialist

X-ray one month after a clavicle ORIF.

Orthopedic Specialist Clavicle Fracture X-Ray

Vail Town Race Series

Jan 11, 2018

The Vail Town Races start today for recreational and professional skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers. Every year Dr. Dorf competes in the race series proudly representing Vail-Summit Orthopaedics.

Orthopedic Specialist Vail Town Races

Dr. Dorf and the crew on race day.

Sketchy Ski Conditions

Jan 10, 2018

Ski season is well underway despite the undesirable ski conditions.

Here is the list of body parts fixed over the last 10 days:

-2 Clavicles                                    -4 Wrists

-2 Hips                                            -3 Adult Tibias

-4 Pediatric Tibias                        -1 Elbow

-1 Femur

Femur X-Ray From Orthopedic Specialist

Be careful out there!

Welcome Dew Tour

Dec 13, 2017

Dr. Dorf and VSO welcomes the Dew Tour athletes to Breckenridge, CO. VSO has the pleasure this year of providing orthopaedic coverage. The athletes are keeping us busy during the 5 day event.

Orthopedic Specialist and Dew Tour in Breckenridge