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World-Class Orthopedic Care

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UC San Diego Health offers expert diagnoses and treatments for all types of muscular and skeletal diseases, conditions and injuries. This means you have more options for restoring function, managing pain and improving quality of life.

UC San Diego Health is the Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Padres and ranked among the nation's best for orthopedic care by U.S. News & World Report. We bring the same expert care to you and all our patients.

San Diego's Best Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Doctors

No matter what your injury or condition, we have an orthopedic specialist who can diagnose and treat your condition:

Orthopedic Surgeons and Specialists

UC San Diego Health has more than 20 orthopedists with specialized expertise in surgery, sports medicine, oncology, trauma and rehab. Our physicians are also researchers, making discoveries to improve your health.

Center of Excellence for Complex Orthopedic Care

If you have a complex orthopedic condition or injury, you will benefit from our highly specialized orthopedic surgeons and rehab specialists. As a recognized Center of Excellence for complex orthopedic care by Optum, our patients are more likely to receive an accurate diagnosis and safe, effective treatment. Learn more about the benefits of receiving your care at a recognized Center of Excellence.

New Treatments in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Treatments are improving all the time, meaning you have more options and better outcomes than ever before. 

Orthopedics Appointments & Referrals

Orthopedics Specialists

Orthopedics Locations

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