Robert Afra, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
317 N El Camino Real # 405
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Robert Afra, MD, is a San Diego-based orthopedic surgeon who is nationally renowned in sports medicine with expertise in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle conditions.

His practice in Encinitas focuses on sports medicine, joint reconstruction and fracture care. He specializes in arthroscopic orthopedic surgery and complex joint reconstruction procedures to help his patients of all ages return to an active lifestyle.

Dr. Afra takes a customized approach to treat each of his patients. He provides comprehensive care to injured athletes, from sprain rehabilitation and muscle and ligament tear repairs to care for broken bones.

He regularly cares for children and active adults with injuries to the upper extremities (shoulders, elbows, and wrists) and lower extremities (hips, knees, and ankles). As a sports medicine physician, he has managed and treated complex joint injuries and successfully guided patients back to peak performance levels.

His joint replacement practice consists of hip replacement and knee replacement surgery, including minimally invasive surgery techniques and traditional joint replacement surgery when necessary.

Given his expansive expertise in joint and cartilage restoration techniques, Dr. Afra can customize the surgery for what will work best for each individual patient. This includes a variety of cartilage restoration techniques, metal joint resurfacing, partial joint replacement and complete joint replacement surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 2010

Medical Education

University of California, Los Angeles, MD, 1999


University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, General Surgery, 2000


University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005


Boston University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine, 2006

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