Orthopedic Local News

Dr. Dorf completes second Leadville Trail 100.

Aug 23, 2015

23rd overall, in 7:08

A new and better way to repair the torn rotator cuff.

May 23, 2014

Surgeons at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics are using several new techniques that doctors claim are giving patients better options and better results when it comes to rotator cuff and Achilles heel injuries.

Dr. John Paul Elton is one of the few foot-and-ankle surgeons in the United States utilizing a new, minimally invasive technique to repair Achilles ruptures. ...[ read more at VailDaily.com ]

Spoke Scalpel Repeat

Oct 3, 2013

Beep beep beep. 

A swift hand silences the alarm as to not wake a sleeping wife. At 4:30 a.m. Dr. Erik Dorf prepares for another busy day. He still has six hours until he needs to be at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics for work. He isn't thinking about that though – this part of the day is for him alone. The dust glows bright behind his spinning tires as the first rays of light hit the trail. In the back of his mind he knows that every hour of training will help him in his upcoming 100-mile competition. ...[ read more at VailHealth.org ]

Dr. Dorf takes first place in the Mount Evans Hill Climb Grand Fondo Division.

Jul 20, 2013

Time of 2:08 minutes

Pioneering a new way to treat a crippling condition. New treatments for Dupuytrens contracture.

Jun 1, 2012

Get to Know Your Doctor. Vail valley local interview.

Nov 29, 2011

Vail native Dr. Erik Dorf is a physician with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. He specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder injuries.

“Much of my work at Vail Summit Orthopaedics is elective in nature, dealing with the wear and tear on joints that comes with our active, sports-minded population,” Dorf said. “My orthopaedic training has also prepared me to take general orthopaedic call, which means I enjoy caring for everything from femur fractures to finger amputations.” ...[ read more at VailDaily.com ]

Vail Valley local Erik Dorf MD returns home as orthopedic surgeon.

Oct 28, 2008

Most people just have surgery and rehab when they blow out a knee. Vail Valley native Eric Dorf used it as a gateway to a new career.

Dorf was recently hired as Vail-Summit Orthopaedics’ newest surgeon, with a specialty in the upper extremities, meaning he focuses on just about everything from the fingertip to the shoulder. He and his family have settled into a home in Breckenridge, and he splits time between the clinic’s Summit and Eagle County offices. ...[ read more at VailDaily.com ]