Dr. Anthony Rhorer, MD

Dr. Anthony Rhorer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Anthony Rhorer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Duke University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic arthroscopy, and more.Read his story

3126 N Civic Center Plz

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
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Hip Fracture
more than 82% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
more than 82% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Rhorer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rhorer "Dr. Tony Rhorer is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon with a special interest in post traumatic reconstruction, limb lengthening and deformity correction. Advanced orthopaedic reconstruction of mangled extremities has become a life long passion beginning with his own injuries as a child in Arizona. Dr. Rhorer has endeavored to seek the most elite medical and surgical training possible, and he continues to learn and educate on a global scale. Thousands of hours in the fast paced world of trauma surgery sets him apart as an experienced, decisive surgeon who stops at nothing to achieve exceptional results. Dr. Rhorer grew up in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona where he was an avid outdoorsman and high achieving student. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was an outstanding student leader. At the University of Arizona he studied molecular and cellular biology, graduating magna cum laude. With a litany of achievements in research and leadership along with his strong academic record, Dr. Rhorer was accepted to all 12 medical schools he applied to, including Duke University School of Medicine where he chose to spend the following nine years of his education. Dr. Rhorer excelled at Duke Medical School and was offered a position after graduating in 1999 in the Duke Orthopaedic residency program. Dr. Rhorer completed the Duke Orthopaedic program prior to the enactment of the 80 work week rules that are now in place. Consequently, he is one of the last residents to have a full five year training program that did not restrict the number of hours and cases one could do. This is an important fact. In surgery, experiences matters. During his residency, Dr. Rhorer traveled to Kurgan, Russia where he spent two months working at the Russian Ilizarov Science Center for Restorative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This is the birth place of the method of Ilizarov, and an international mecca for post traumatic reconstruction and deformity correction. After his residency, Dr. Rhorer was privileged to be an orthopaedic trauma fellow at the renowned Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital. In the space of one year, he performed one thousand trauma and post traumatic reconstructive surgeries. This experience was the spring board which he used to start his own orthopaedic trauma program in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC was founded by Dr. Rhorer in 2005. His objective was to create a world class institution for musculoskeletal trauma surgery. Today, SOTS has seven board certified orthopaedic trauma surgeons and a one year trauma fellowship. For the last ten years Dr. Rhorer has lead the orthopaedic trauma program in Scottsdale while helping to develop programs at other level one trauma centers in the city. During his tenure as a trauma surgeon, Dr. Rhorer has been invited all over the world to lecture on many aspects of orthopaedic trauma, post traumatic reconstruction, clavicle fractures and nonunion surgery. He has also written book chapters, scientific articles and commentaries in the field of orthopaedic trauma. PASSIONATE ABOUT DIFFICULT AND SEEMINGLY INSOLUBLE PROBLEMS. Dr. Rhorer uses a multi disciplinary approach employing the most revolutionary techniques in orthopedic surgery, infectious disease, hyperbaric oxygen, nutrition and internal medicine. Dr. Rhorer has several interests outside of orthopaedic trauma including international business development, medical device manufacturing, design and implementation, creative writing and television series consulting, global travel, auto enthusiasm and tactical firearms training. Dr. Rhorer wears many hats in his daily life. . . but first and foremost he is a decisive orthopaedic trauma surgeon with a passion for difficult problems and lifetime of dedication to solve them."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rhorer "RESEARCH. EDUCATION. INNOVATION.

Dr. Rhorer knows that the foundation of good medicine is a triad of research, education and innovation. He endeavors to advance the science of reconstructive orthopaedics by conducting ongoing clinical research in Scottsdale in conjunction with surgeons around the world."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

100  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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58  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
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  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Russian Ilizarov Science Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rhorer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rhorer to family and friends
139 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (139)

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Dr. Rhorer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Rhorer Says:


Thank you for your review!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office at (480) 874-2040.


Dr. Tony Rhorer, M.D.


Patient Comments (17)

I saw him for a consultation for my leg. My leg had been messed up badly by first a motorcycle accident then a botched surgery from a different doctor. He looks at it and said he could fix it. I feel very confident that he can and will do a great job on it. For now, I have other issue to address...more
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Being a family member of one Dr. Rhorer patient's. I cant tell you how important it is to have a compassionate caring doctor. This in turn makes for a happy patient and a faster recovery time.
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Visits are always quick and good, but scheduling is a bit far out and limited.
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Great assistance with scheduling and insurance.
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I like how caring and attentive Dr. Rhorer and his staff have been. I like how they work as a team.
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