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   Welcome to The Scottsdale Joint Center:   Dr. Stuart Kozinn is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the  surgical treatment of  hip,  knee, and shoulder joint problems.   Dr. Kozinn has been serving patients in Arizona for over twenty seven years,  providing personalized and compassionate care here at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  He is the founder and Medical Director of the HonorHealth Scottsdale Total Joint Center located in the Osborn Hospital.  Dr. Kozinn also serves as the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center, where he works to improve the quality of  surgical care for all patients.

Dr. Kozinn is a specialist in total joint replacement and the surgical reconstruction of complex hip, knee, and shoulder problems. Dr. Kozinn’s procedures utilize muscle sparing techniques whenever possible to minimize pain and maximize early function.  Dr. Kozinn’s educational experience includes fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  In addition, he completed his orthopedic residency at Cornell University’s  top ranked “Hospital for Special Surgery” in New York City.   Dr. Kozinn’s credentials include board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Kozinn has a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, where he teaches University of Arizona medical students basic principles of surgery.

When surgery does become necessary, Dr. Kozinn uses special muscle sparing approaches to minimize pain and maximize your recovery. Long acting local anesthetics are utilized to decrease pain and allow earlier mobilization. All of our patients are encouraged to walk an hour or two after surgery.  Most total hip patients will spend just one night in the hospital.  More complicated total knees may spend one or two nights. For our visitors from other areas, we will do our best to accomodate your special needs.  No surgical procedure is without risk, and while complications are uncommon, it is important to understand they can occur with any operation.  Our surgery scheduler will guide you through the process and assist you with any special needs, including travel plans or advice about local accommodations.

In surgery, Dr. Kozinn favors the use of regional anesthesia techniques – including spinal anesthesia and nerve blocks – because we believe they are safer then general anesthesia for most joint replacement patients. Regional anesthesia also facilitates our advanced pain management protocols.   Pain management is a very high priority, and Dr. Kozinn always seeks to minimize post-operative pain by using “multi-modality” techniques that include preoperative education and less narcotics after surgery.

The Total Joint Center at SLHN: Osborn, where Dr. Kozinn serves as the Chief of Surgery.

Dr. Kozinn is the Director of  The Total Joint Center at Scottsdale-Osborn

 


Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 27 years in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is the Medical Director of the highly ranked Scottsdale HonorHealth : Total Joint Center on the Osborn Campus.   Dr. Kozinn also serves as the Chief of Surgery at his Hospital, where he works to improve surgical care for all patients.  Dr. Kozinn received his training at top academic orthopedic total joint centers.  These include a total joint fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.  Orthopedic residency training was at the highly ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Medical School was attended at UCLA Medical Center where Dr. Kozinn graduated with an award for research in bone ingrowth physiology.  He is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Total Joint Replacement.

Dr. Kozinn has alwayd had a special interest in partial knee replacement.  Partial knee replacement is becoming more popular because of a faster rehabilitation compared to total knee replacement.  Dr. Kozinn’s research  and publications on the subject have become  important references for other orthopedic surgeons.  His well regarded paper published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, is a classic  reference to the indications for partial knee replacement, which is also called “unicondylar arthroplasty”.

"Classic" JBJS reference on Partial Knee Replacement authored by Dr. Kozinn

Dr. Kozinn’s JBJS publication on partial knee replacement.

Shoulder surgery, including Total Shoulder Replacement and minimally invasive rotator cuff repair are also services that Dr. Kozinn offers.  Knee arthroscopy is also done on an outpatient basis with minimized pain utilizing a rapid recovery protocol.  Advanced pain management techniques are always used, including the use of a new longer lasting local anesthetic.  It is a priority for our surgical patients to be up walking as soon as possible after surgery.  Length of stay in hospital is always minimized, so you can get home to your loved ones ASAP.


Medical Records Policy:  Our patient charts (paper records) and recent X-rays are stored on site for the majority of our patients.   If you need your records we will copy them for you without charge, but please be patient, as it may take 7-21 days to complete a copy request.  (We ask that you stop by the office to pick up your records if they are not faxed directly to your new provider for the safest transfer.)     If it has been many years since a patient has been to the office (generally over seven years),  charts may no longer be available as per Arizona records retention requirements.  For patients wishing to transfer their care to other providers, we will assist you by forwarding your medical records with a signed written request.  A medical records request form can be obtained at our front desk or downloaded from our website.

Teaching:     Dr. Stuart Kozinn MD serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  He also serves as the Chief Of Surgery at HonorHealth-Osborn and he frequently has medical students learning with him. Teaching surgery is still a time-honored process of  passing skills from mentor to apprentice.  Dr. Kozinn knows that it is important for our future doctors to learn compassion, excellence, and to provide the best possible medical care for patients.

Download Dr. Kozinn’s CV here: Stuart C. Kozinn MD. 2015 CV x

Dr. Kozinn preparing for the OR

Dr. Kozinn has authored many Scientific Publications on topics in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.  He has also written a highly regarded treatise on Adult Hip Disease and Total Hip Replacement, which is co-authored and illustrated by Dr. Frank Netter MD.  Click here to see Dr. Kozinn’s illustrated work on Total Hip Replacement as listed on Amazon.com.