Division of Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Joint Arthroplasty
The Division of Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Joint Arthroplasty specializes in orthopaedic surgeries to address limb and joint function, contributing to US News & World Report’s ranking of Scripps as #11 nationally for orthopedics. Our team is comprised of seven surgeons with expertise in performing all joint arthroplasty, from partial to total joint arthroplasty, as well as complex revisions and joint preservation surgeries such as cartilage repair, allograft cartilage transplantation and osteotomy, with a goal of improvement in joint function and quality of life. In partnership with our colleagues in the Division of Sports Medicine, we are exploring medical and clinical innovations to address factors of disease, injury or anatomy that can lead to disability and osteoarthritis. Our regenerative medicine clinical program, along with our robust scientific research program, provides an avenue to explore alternative and nonsurgical treatment options that are scientifically based.
We perform over 2000 procedure a year and our team and hospital routinely achieve the highest levels of safety, efficacy and recognition in our specialty, ranking in the top 1% nationally in quality metrics.