Dr. Kareem Sobky, MD

Dr. Kareem Sobky, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kareem Sobky, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

OrthoONE at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3300

Denver, CO 80218
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Top Care Areas

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more than 36% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 30% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 17% of peers

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Dr. Sobky's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sobky "Dr. Kareem Sobky grew up in Missouri and earned his degree in biological sciences from Saint Louis University. He continued his studies and earned his Medical Degree from Saint Louis University and graduated at the top of his class with Magna Cum Laude honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. Dr. Sobky was drawn to Colorado by his passion for the mountains and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Colorado. He received the honor of Outstanding Resident Teacher and has co-authored numerous scientific publications. A little known fact about Dr. Sobky is that he is a5th generation doctor and his great grandfather was private physician to King Farouk of Egypt. In addition to his practice of medicine he also participates as a member of the International Congress of Joint Reconstruction and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has instructed surgeons on anterior hip replacement, shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries. Dr. Sobky practiced orthopedics in St. Louis, MO for almost six years and then at Kaiser Permanente in Denver for the last six years. While at Kaiser he received the highest award given to a physician called the Permanente Award or the "Doctor's Doctor" award. Dr. Sobky devotes his practice and has honed his skills in two different orthopedic sub-specialties, which allows him to treat a wide variety with precision. The first is joint replacement of the hip, shoulder and knee (including partial replacements and reverse shoulder replacement). The second is sports reconstructive surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His interests are in anterior hip replacement, accelerated recovery hip/knee/shoulder surgeries, shoulder replacement and reverse replacement surgeries, rotator cuff injuries and shoulder instability, knee ligament and cartilage reconstructive surgeries, as well as fracture care. Dr. Kareem Sobky brings cutting edge techniques utilizing some of the latest technology, reliable outcomes, and years of experience in joint replacement and sports reconstruction. "I am also an avid outdoorsman and am passionate about skiing on and off-piste, mountain and road biking, wake boarding and wake surfing, golf, fishing and scuba diving. These types of activity give balance to my life. I have also been on the patient and family member side. Myself, i have torn both achilles tendons 12 years apart while backcountry skiing and underwent successful surgery and a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation. I understand, as a patient and surgeon the challenges involved. My mother has gone through neck, back and knee replacement surgeries and so I also can understand how family members feel when a loved one is going through the surgery and recovery process. Ultimately, my team and I will do everything we can to ensure a successful surgery and return to the active lifestyles we are passionate about with less pain.""


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sobky "I am a passionate person by nature. You will see this in how I treat you. We will address your orthopedic problems together with the goal of getting you back to the activities you love. Many of us love the same activities. I am passionate about skiing, biking, golf, scuba diving, cooking and old muscle cars as well. It is truly my privilege to help people live active lives, do so with less pain and restriction, and become friends along the way. Together, my team will do our very best to help you return to the activities you are passionate about."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

29  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

20  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Saint Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sobky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sobky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sobky to family and friends
13 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Sobky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Sobky is an incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable doctor. I sought him out as a second set of eyes on a recent ORIF for a femur fracture that I had. He took an enormous amount of time to sit with me and explain in detail where I was at in the process. Review my x-rays. He answered every...more
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I first saw Dr. Sobky as a broken person after being run over by a drunk driver multiple times in an auto- ped accident. Dr. Sobky, over numerous surgeries has made me whole again. He repaired me in a way that not just made me better but has allowed me to return to lifting and CrossFit again. He...more
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Dr. Sobky operated on my shoulder that I injured throughout many years of gymnastics. Not only is he an extremely skilled surgeon, his bedside manner is second to none! I have had an outstanding outcome from my sports injury thanks to him!
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Dr Sobky fixed my AC separation after a bike accident. He is an excellent surgeon. Highly recommended
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In 2017 Dr. Sobky replaced both my severely damaged shoulder joints. Dr. Sobky did an excellent job of explaining the procedure, risks, and potential outcomes. I have been very pleased! End results have been amazing for both shoulder joints: no pain, full range of motion, physical strength...more
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Dr. Kareem Sobky. We are happy to hear that your end results were amazing and that you have no physical limitations to hold you back from any projects and occupation. Be well and thrive!

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