Orthopedic Local News

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

Send Off of the Women's Alpine Team

Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Dorf standing at the top of Copper Mountain with the Women's Alpine US Ski Team. Training is complete and the team moving on to their competition at Lake Louise.

Sending the team off with the best of luck!

Orthopedic Specialist and Women's Alpine US Ski Team

Start of the Season Injuries

Nov 26, 2017

The 2017-2018 ski season has begun! With the start of the new season comes new injuries.

Below is a picture of Dr. Dorf and Annie Bowen, PA-C repairing their first distal radius fracture of the season.

Enjoy the slopes this season and be careful out there!

Ski Season Injury and Surgery by Orthopedic Specialist


Early Mornings with Team Summit Colorado

Nov 20, 2017

Dr. Dorf joins Team Summit Colorado for their early morning training at Copper Mountain. Here is an early morning shot of the Team Summit flag with the most beautiful sun rise.

Dr. Dorf, Orthopedic Specialist, and Team Summit Colorado


Team Summit Coach Fit for Duty

Nov 7, 2017

As a part of VSO's ongoing commitment to our community VSO has partnered with Team Summit Colorado to provide exclusive medical coverage to their athletes and coaches.  As medical director Dr. Dorf and his team recently completed Fit For Duty physicals for Team Summits coaches.  VSO is looking forward to a safe and fun season with Team Summit Colorado.  Good luck to all the athletes!


Thank you to Matt, Kim and Megan from VSO as well as Teri, Erica, Steve and Will from Avalanche PT for helping out with the Team Summit Colorado fit for duty coaches evaluations.


Dr. Dorf and Team Summit Gearing Up for the Winter Season

Oct 9, 2017

Dr. Dorf has been working with Team Summit Colorado as team physician and coach since 2008 and has recently been named Medical Director for Team Summit Colorado.  With new snow on the peaks we are excited about getting the season rolling.


Upcoming Events for Team Summit:

Coaches Return to Snow Preseason Medical Evaluation

Athlete Pre-Season Physicals

Team Summit Winter Kick Off

Athlete Impact Testing-a tool to help evaluate concussions

Take a look at my x-ray.

Jun 20, 2017

You should never try to sprint against a fast sprinter on your bike. Trying to race my son Mack, I came out of my pedal and went over the bars.

The result: Grade 3 AC separation. 

No surgery on this one thank god. Lesson learned.

Removing Pins in the Office

Mar 2, 2017

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.

Dr. Dorf talks about rotator cuff tears, treatment and surgery.

Aug 29, 2015