Stephen J. Sladicka, MD FAAOS

Stephen J. Sladicka, MD FAAOS

General Orthopedics

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Foothills Region


Dr. Sladicka graduated with honors from the University of Scranton earning a Bachelor of Science. He attended Temple Medical School and was awarded a scholarship in the U.S. Army’s Health Profession Scholarship Program. He completed his internship at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. During his training, he was called to service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a Brigade Surgeon for the 24th Infantry Division. For exemplary service to his country, he was awarded a Combat Medical Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and South West Asia Medal with two Bronze Stars. He completed his orthopedic training at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center receiving the Clarence Yeargen Award for Outstanding Resident.

Dr. Sladicka is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been published in the Journal of Hand Surgery, Journal of Trauma, and Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Sladicka joined EmergeOrtho in 1998 after completing his military obligation at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He relocated with his wife and their three children to start a practice in the Hickory and Taylorsville areas.

Dr. Sladicka specializes in the surgical and non-surgical care of musculoskeletal disorders, which includes sprains, strains, overuse syndromes, worker’s compensation claims, and fractures. Dr. Sladicka has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. These types of surgeries allow for a less painful recovery period and promote a quicker return to activity in most cases. He performs total knee replacements at the local hospitals. It has been his privilege to serve the unifour community’s orthopedic needs for twenty years.

Dr. Sladicka’s hobbies include photography, fresh and saltwater fly fishing. He is a graduate of the Bahamas Bonefishing School, which is a participant of the Federation of Fly Fishers Catch and Release.

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  • University of Scranton
  • Temple Medical School
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Sladicka has always been a professional to me in his career. He has been my ortho doctor for many years providing exceptional services. I can say his staff provides the quality one deserves as well.

Joe S


Dr. Sladicka has always been a kind and compassionate Dr. that I trust in all my orthopedic needs. Thanks, Dr. Sladicka, for your service. Fixing to have a surgery.

Patricia H


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