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 procedure 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. This includes 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:
From sports injuries to degenerative joint diseases, orthopedic surgeons at Scripps treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Adult and pediatric spinal deformity, which refers to abnormal curvatures of the spine
- Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Bursitis, which is an inflammation of one or more of the major joints of the body such as the shoulder, elbows, hips and knees
- Back pain, including lower back pain and nerve impingement that can be caused by a herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease, which results in damage to the discs in your back from injury or aging
- Degenerative joints, including the knees, hips, ankles or shoulders requiring treatment that may include up to a total knee joint replacement, hip joint replacement, ankle replacement or shoulder replacement
- Elbow pain, including tennis elbow, baseball elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Fibromyalgia, which is characterized by chronic pain in the soft tissue and muscle surrounding the body’s joints
- Foot pain, which can be caused by bone spurs, sprains, tendonitis and more
- Fractures of the bones, including emergency trauma injuries or stress fractures
- Hand and wrist pain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis
- Knee injuries, including tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and meniscus (cartilage)
- Neck pain, such as soft tissue injuries or cervical disc degeneration
- Osteomyelitis, which is a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs
- Scoliosis, which is a condition that causes severe spinal curvature
- Shoulder pain or injuries, including shoulder dislocation, AC joint separation and rotator cuff tears
- Spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column that can result in pressure on the spinal nerves, causing pain
- Sports injuries, including ankle sprains, joint dislocations, runner’s knee and many others that may be caused by trauma, overuse or simply aging
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.
Scripps is also 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’ leadership in orthopedics means that 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 and hip — plus foot and ankle reconstruction are offered by Scripps in world-class facilities hospitals.
More than 135 board-certified Scripps orthopedic surgeons across the region give patients convenient access to specialized care.
2. Physician depth
More physician choices mean greater clinical depth and experience in orthopedic specialties and subspecialties, including highly intricate parts of the body such as the hands, wrists, ankles and feet.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Scripps among the nation’s best for orthopedic care. The ranking is based on key metrics that include patient outcomes and physician expertise, as well as reputation for successfully handling challenging cases.
Scripps hospitals have received “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.
5. Advanced technologies
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.
Scientists at Scripps Clinic’s Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) are on the leading edge in developing artificial cartilage, testing new devices and surgical techniques and conducting publicly and privately funded clinical research to support the highest possible orthopedic care.
Scripps is training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and specialists through graduate medical education and fellowship programs.
Orthopedic surgeons at Scripps are advancing medicine and improving lives through ground-breaking research and studies. Scripps patients have access to investigational drug therapies, innovative medical devices and minimally invasive procedures because of the research conducted at The Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Learn more about San Diego orthopedic research at Scripps.