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Loren N. Vorlicky, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Hand & Wrist Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

Loren N. Vorlicky, MD

Practice Overview

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 shoulder. 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 Team One.

Clinical Interest

Hip care, including anterior approach hip replacement and hip joint revision

Knee care, including knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and knee joint revision

Shoulder care, including shoulder replacement, rotator cuff disorders, and shoulder instability

Sports medicine, including strains and sprains of the upper and lower extremity, ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, and cartilage restoration

Fracture/trauma care, including fractures of the upper and lower extremity (hand/wrist, ankle, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip)


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Crosstown Surgery Center
Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minneapolis VA Hospital
Orthopedic Institute
Ridgeview Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Achievements & Awards

Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (1994, 1996, 1999 – 2001, 2003 – 2004, 2006, 2008 – 2012)


Chief Medical Officer, Twin Cities Orthopedics


Dr. Vorlicky specializes in total joint replacement of the knee, hip and shoulder with the EXCEL program. Learn more about the EXCEL program here.


Nathanael Hall, PA-C

Nathanael Hall, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Lauren K.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

March 13, 2024

John C.

I recently had surgery to replace my right hip with my provider Dr. Vorlicky and I wanted to express my appreciation for helping me with this procedure. This is the first hip surgery I’ve had and I didn’t have tremendous pain like with my knee. Thank you to Dr. Vorlicky and his team. You are phenomenal surgeons and I’m so thankful for your help in getting me back to normal. I hope anyone who reads this will consider Dr. Vorlicky and his team.

September 1, 2022

Robert B.

Both of my knee surgeries were a HUGE SUCCESS!! I did all of the PT and am back playing pickleball almost every day with NO PROBLEMS!!! No swelling – totally lateral movement – I could not be happier! Thank you Dr. Vorlicky and team!

August 16, 2022

Teresa K.

I have had hip issues all my life. I was born with both hip sockets dislocated and wore a special cast from the waist down, then went on to a special device that I wore at night to keep my legs straight. Anyway, I finally saw that a hip replacement might be in order since I was bone on bone. Leg and thigh pain with groin pain were a real drag. But I am 4 days out of hip replacement and although I’m still in pain, I am up walking every hour and it’s already SO different than what I had been dealing with. Dr. Vorlicky did an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL job. Hopes to more recovery and painless days ahead!

April 10, 2019

Jenny L.

I had always been a very active person, both as a freelance cellist and avid outdoors-person. But by 2017, due to pain & lack of mobility, I was having great difficulty enjoying any of those things! I had pursued conservative options (injections, PT & massage) only to have the extreme pain & stiffness return after some brief relief. That’s when I bit the bullet and I got in for a consult with Dr. Vorlicky. I really appreciated his straightforwardness and compassion. Then, after reviewing his stellar record of success with other hip replacements, I chose him to do my surgery. To not do anything wasn’t an option, so I jumped at this “second chance”for an active life.

A full year since the 2nd hip replacement and I am more active then ever. I can play my cello for hours, ride my bike, walk 4 miles at a time and the most exciting moment was being able to dance for 3 straight hours at my daughters recent wedding! And no pain as I got my boogie on!!!

I have to add that TCO’s PT staff has been stellar and has made a huge impact on my recovery as well!

Science/medicine is amazing! And I’m so grateful & blessed that the whole TCO family was such an important part of this comeback story!!

August 27, 2018

Bill M.

Dr. Loren Vorlicky is a great orthopedic surgeon. He also is assisted by a tremendous physician’s assistant, Nathanael Hall, PA-C.

I had a redo of a hip because a minimally invasive surgical technique done elsewhere did not work and came loose. The loose implant caused enormous pain over the course of a year. One year after that surgery, Dr. Vorlicky had to do a complete and total redo of the hip. It was a complicated surgery.

Dr. Vorlicky is compassionate. He is a listener and empathetic and did a fabulous job in the redo of the first surgery. All of my pain, which was significant from the first surgery, is gone. I am very grateful to Dr. Vorlicky for listening and caring and also for doing a fabulous, fabulous job in the second surgery. I so appreciate the way Dr. Vorlicky and Nate have treated me during this entire difficult process. I am very grateful to have had such a great surgeon.

August 1, 2018

Deb H.

Dr. Vorlicky and his staff are amazing. It’s been eight weeks and my new knee feels great. I am ready to schedule the other knee and I know I will receive outstanding care.

October 29, 2015

Lillian G.

My case was unique. I had had a total knee replacement surgery exactly one month prior to the day I fell and broke my ankle. Dr. Vorlicky’s team got me into surgery within 2 days. The entire team, including those who were part of the surgery, were awesome. They were not only knowledgeable, but treated me with dignity and many smiles. Dr. Vorlicky did an excellent job. My ankle healed well and after 2 years I am moving like a champ! I would recommend Dr. Vorlicky for any Orthopedic work.

February 28, 2012

Bill S.

Bill S.

Bill S. (pictured on left), of Bloomington, had a total hip replacement done by Loren Vorlicky, MD (pictured on right) and was thrilled with the caring nature of the physician and staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics. “Everyone, and I mean everyone, has been so kind, encouraging and helpful,” he said.

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