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The Scottsdale Joint Center:  When it comes to your hip, knee, or shoulder joint surgery, we know that you would like an experienced and well trained orthopedic surgeon.   Stuart C. Kozinn MD  is a highly respected, total joint fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon located here in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Practicing for over 27 years at the Scottsdale Joint Center, Dr. Kozinn specializes in the reconstruction of complex hip, knee, and shoulder problems using muscle sparing techniques.  Dr. Kozinn has completed advanced fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and he graduated from the highly ranked Orthopedic Residency program at “The Hospital for Special Surgery” in New York City.   Dr. Kozinn is a leader in orthopedic surgery, and he currently serves as the Chief of Surgery  at Scottsdale  HonorHealth Osborn.  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.

We realize that many patients suffering from painful joint arthritis are naturally fearful of surgery.   Here at The Scottsdale Joint Center,  Dr. Kozinn emphasizes compassionate, personalized care to help you through the joint replacement process.  We use special muscle sparing approaches to minimize pain and maximize the recovery process. It is important to realize that no surgical procedure is without risk, and medical and surgical complications can occur.  Dr. Kozinn believes that the use of advanced regional anesthesia techniques (like spinal anesthesia and nerve blocks) are safer for most patients. Pain management is a very high priority, and Dr. Kozinn minimizes post-operative pain by using “multi-modality” techniques that include preop education and less narcotics after surgery.  Soon after surgery, many of our patients are alert enough to stand and walk in the recovery room.  Outpatient total joint surgery is now also possible for select and motivated patients who qualify.  Many patients are surprised at how fast they are able to return to work and many daily activities after their 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 at 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 innovative research in bone ingrowth physiology.  He is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Total Joint Replacement.

Experience is important, and over the years, Dr. Kozinn has learned from thousands of hip and knee replacements. During our “informed consent” process before surgery, we do explain both the benefits, and the risks of complications that can sometimes occur with any surgical procedure.  Thankfully, major complications are infrequent, and your board certified orthopedic surgeon has the knowledge and tools to treat them if they do occur.

Dr. Kozinn has a special interest in partial knee replacement.  Partial knee replacement is becoming more popular because of a faster rehabilitation.  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.

Partial knee replacements allow for a faster and less painful recovery than most full knee replacements. Shoulder surgery, including Total Shoulder Replacement and minimally invasive rotator cuff repair are also services that Dr. Kozinn offers.  Knee arthroscopy is 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 big 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.

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.

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

If you think you need a hip replacement, or know someone that does,  please watch our video below in which Dr. Kozinn explains the concepts of the muscle sparing,  Anterior Total Hip Replacement Procedure.  We hope it is helpful to you.