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No matter what your injury or condition, at UC San Diego Health you find orthopedic specialists who can comprehensively diagnose and treat your disease.

Count on us to restore your joint or muscle function, manage pain and improve your quality of life because we are ranked among the nation's best for orthopedic care by U.S. News & World Report. We are also a designated Center of Excellence for complex orthopedic care by Optum.

Doctors Trusted by Professional Athletes

UC San Diego Health is the Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Padres. We are also the orthopedic and sports medicine doctors for the San Diego Seals lacrosse team and UC San Diego Tritons. You receive the same expert care as our professional and collegiate athletes. 

Advanced Care

As a patient with us, you have access to the latest treatments and technologies because UC San Diego Health physicians and their UC San Diego School of Medicine colleagues are researchers, making discoveries to improve your health and quality of life.

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Clinical Trials

If you have an unresolved condition or are not responding adequately to your current treatment plan, you may be able to receive an investigational therapy through participation in a clinical trial.

Orthopedics Appointments & Referrals

Orthopedics Specialists

UC San Diego Health has more than 20 orthopedists with specialized expertise in surgery, sports medicine, oncology, trauma and rehab.

Orthopedics Locations

La Jolla



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