Orthopedic Local News

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

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