Top Ranked Orthopedic Care in San Diego

Expert orthopedic surgery and care

Scripps orthopedic doctors are San Diego’s winning team for treating sports injuries and other complex conditions that may require a knee replacement, hip replacement, spinal fusion, or procedures for the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, ankles and feet. With a focus on reducing pain and improving mobility, we offer comprehensive orthopedic care for San Diego.

Orthopedic specialties 

Our experienced specialists are dedicated to diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all musculoskeletal areas of the body — bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, connecting soft tissues and nerves. Orthopedic services offered at Scripps include:



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Scripps has an orthopedic doctor near you

Each year, more San Diegans trust Scripps for their orthopedic care. With more than 135 board-certified orthopedic surgeons, we offer patients nearly triple the physician choices than the next closest local health care provider. Here are some of the reasons more people choose Scripps for their San Diego orthopedic care.

Convenient locations

With more than 135 board-certified Scripps orthopedic surgeons across San Diego County, from Encinitas and La Jolla to Chula Vista, Scripps give patients convenient access to specialized care.

Clinical expertise

Having more orthopedic doctors at Scripps means patients can receive care from an orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic specialist who is dedicated to a specialty or subspecialty of the musculoskeletal system. Sports medicine, podiatry, spine surgery, hand and wrist surgery, total or partial joint replacement — including knee replacement and hip replacement — plus foot and ankle reconstruction are offered by Scripps in world-class facilities hospitals.

Nationally ranked care

Scripps is ranked among the nation’s best for orthopedic care by U.S. News & World Report. The distinction is based on key metrics that include quality, patient outcomes, and system capabilities and facilities. The Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Musculoskeletal Center at Scripps Clinic, adjacent to Scripps Green Hospital, is among the nation’s top destinations for orthopedic care.


Scripps hospitals have also received the “Blue Distinction Center” designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield for orthopedic care. This national designation reflects the ability to deliver high quality and safer specialty care, based on surgical teams’ expertise and historical patient outcomes.

Advanced technology

Scripps orthopedic doctors and teams use advanced imaging technologies and FDA-approved implants to ensure patients can receive the most appropriate diagnostic evaluations and treatments.