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World-Class Orthopedic Care

COVID-19 update: Our orthopedic surgeons, rehab specialists, sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers are seeing patients. Video visits are available for many appointment types. For in-person visits, we have implemented additional safety measures to protect you and our caregivers. Call 858-657-8200, and we will guide you to the most appropriate type of care.

UC San Diego Health offers expert diagnoses and treatments for all types of muscular and skeletal diseases, conditions and injuries. Because of our level of subspecialty expertise, 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.

UC San Diego Health is the Official Health Care Provider of San Diego Padres

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 Care Options During a Pandemic


SD Connect: David Dalstrom, MD, orthopedic surgeon at UC San Diego Health, explains the variety of options for patients needing orthopedic care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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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