Dr. Loren N. Vorlicky, MD

Dr. Loren N. Vorlicky, MD

Sports Medicine | Male | 56 years old

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Loren N. Vorlicky, MD, has a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. His areas of practice include orthopedic trauma and total...Read more

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Chaska, MN |
Excellent physician. Attentive, knowledgeable, and skilled. He replaced my knee a year ago and I couldn't be more pleased. I have excellent range of motion and can even sit in a modified lotus position.
in Fridley |
Dr Vorlicky completed a TKA on me three months ago. He did an excellent job on my knee and gave me full ROM. He was very compassionate, highly skilled and professional. I am glad that he has accepted me as his patient.
Bloomington, MN |
Dr. Vorlicky:Great bed side manner. Listened, examined, looked at Urgent Care Ortho notes and scans, considered diagnosis & ordered further testing. Dr. Vorlicky out of town. PA called with test results. He was very unprofessional, downplayed the scan results that confirmed MD diagnosis. Stated there was no need for follow up, contrary to MD request due to risk of fractures. Stated my dx does not cause pain yet unable to put full weight on leg for a week due to pain. Did not f/u MD due to PA.
in Minnetonka, MN |
Before seeing Dr. Vorlicky, x-rays were taken, which I found odd. Normally a person is assessed before tests are done. When Dr. Vorlicky came into the room he seemed rushed, like he couldn't wait to be done with me. He had a scribe with him but did not introduce her and no one ever verified my name or date of birth. He looked at my hands, asked how old I was and said he wouldn't do anything. Never mentioned the x-rays, did not voluntarily give me any information.
in St Paul, MN |
Spent little time with me during my one and only pre-surgery appointment. Post-surgery appointment was staffed by his PA rather than him. Saw him once for 20 seconds during my 4 days in the hospital. Seems to spend the least time possible with patients. My new knee seems to working well, however.
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Loren N. Vorlicky, MD, has a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. His areas of practice include orthopedic trauma and total joint replacement of the knee, hip and shoulders. He is experienced in complicated procedures, allowing his patients to return to their regular lifestyle.

As a professional philosophy, Dr. Vorlicky is dedicated to improving health care. Over time he believes we can bend the cost curve and reduce the costs of healthcare, while actually improving the overall quality of health care. He stays on top of the latest trends in the industry by teaching in the residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is a current board member at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Dr. Vorlicky takes great pride in the four years he spent practicing orthopedic medicine in the United States Navy, where he treated Navy SEALs.

Dr. Vorlicky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatrics
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Marquette University / College Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1959

  • Internship Hospital
    Usn Hospital

    Completed in 1960

  • Residency Hospital
    Usn Hospital

    Completed in 1962

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford Med Center

    Completed in 1966

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement