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     Welcome to The Scottsdale Joint Center:   Dr. Stuart Kozinn is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of  hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems.   Dr. Kozinn has recently decided to increase his teaching and administrative duties as Chief of Surgery at HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center.  Dr. Kozinn will be seeing patients in our new office, but will only be accepting new patients in after a “pre-visit” telephone interview.  He will continue to be available to see his established patients for follow-up care as needed in the office.  Dr. Kozinn will be doing select “second opinion” evaluations and consulting on special situations, including complex evaluations of total joint related problems and dilemmas. If you wish to see Dr. Kozinn, listen to his recorded message on the office phone line and leave a detailed message.  Dr. Kozinn will return your call, usually within 48 hours. Our new office location on Monday afternoons is 3501 N. Scottsdale Rd. , Suite 347,  in Old Town Scottsdale. The office phone number remains 480-994-1149 to leave a message.

Dr. Kozinn has been serving patients in Arizona for over twenty seven years,  providing personalized and compassionate orthopedic care here at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  He is the founder and Medical Director of the HonorHealth Total Joint Center located in the Osborn Hospital.  Dr. Kozinn 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 renowned specialist in total joint replacement and the surgical reconstruction of hip, knee, and shoulder problems.  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 and mentors University of Arizona medical students in basic principles of surgery and orthopedics.

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Recently, Dr. Kozinn has decided to focus more on his teaching and administrative duties.     As a part of this transition process, Dr. Kozinn will be available to advise established patients about his or her specific situation and needs.  Please call the office with any concerns, and leave a detailed message, including your most available (cell) phone number, and Dr. Kozinn will call you back, usually within  48 hours to discuss your situation.

Most Americans have become aware that many changes have occurred in healthcare delivery since the roll-out of  “Obamacare”.  We understand that many prior patients are now on a variety of different health plans, including Medicare.   Dr. Kozinn would like to remind patients that he has “opted out” of Medicare which means he is no longer a provider.  Dr. Kozinn is also not a participating provider for many regional health plans, but he does presently participate with most Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans.  Regrettably, specialty healthcare has become very expensive in this country.  If desired, Dr. Kozinn will try to help you arrange your follow-up care with other qualified and talented orthopedic surgeons that are on your health plan.  For your convenience and prior knowledge, Dr. Kozinn has listed his office charges in the first BLOG (most recent post) below on this website Home Page.

If you call our office phone at 480-994-1149, and listen to the recorded message, there is a list of excellent orthopedic surgeons in our area that are accepting new patients and will be available to provide follow-up care to prior patients of Dr. Kozinn.   These surgeons are on Medicare and are provider’s for most of the local health care plans. They all work at HonorHealth hospitals, and have access to all your prior operative reports and records online with your permission.

All patient medical records will remain safe and secure, and if you require a copy, Dr. Kozinn will have them sent to you, or another medical provider that requests them with your permission.  ( Please see our printed Medical Records Policy below).

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

Dr. Kozinn is  the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center


Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 27 years in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is the Medical Director of the HonorHealth : Total Joint Center on the Osborn Campus.   Dr. Kozinn also serves as the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn 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.

Dr. Kozinn has always had a special interest in partial knee replacement.  Partial knee replacement has become more popular lately because of a faster rehabilitation compared to total knee replacement.  Dr. Kozinn’s research  and publications on the subject of partial knee replacement 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 surgical indications for partial knee replacement, which is also called “unicondylar arthroplasty”.

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

One of Dr. Kozinn’s publications on partial knee replacement.


Medical Records Policy:  Our patient charts (paper records) and X-rays are available by request for retrieval by our patients.  (Our charts are not in a digital format, and older charts are stored in a separate secure storage facility.  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.  You may call the office (480-994-1149), and leave a detailed message on our answering machine about your specific needs. ( We will forward your records or call you back, usually within 48 hours to discuss your individual needs; Please leave a non-blocked ( preferably a cell ) phone number.  It is usually best to fax records directly to your new provider, so please leave us that Fax number if you have one.  We may suggest that you stop by our new office ( 3501 N. Scottsdale Rd # 347 ) at a specified time to pick up your records for the safest transfer.  If it has been over eight years since you have last visited our office, charts may no longer be available as per Arizona storage requirements.  (However, most older operative notes and implant information can still be obtained directly from HonorHealth Osborn hospital records).    A medical records request form can be downloaded from this website – see “Fill out Patient Forms” under  the NEW PATIENTS  tab above, on this Home Page.

Teaching Philosophy:     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 or other healthcare professionals learning with him.  Teaching the art of surgery is a time-honored process of  passing skills and knowledge from mentor to apprentice.  Dr. Kozinn knows that it is important for future doctors to learn compassion, excellence, and to provide the best possible medical care for patients.  Dr. Kozinn also teaches orthopedic surgeons his techniques and protocols in orthopedic surgery.  If you have any concerns about students being present during your consultation or surgery, please let Dr. Kozinn know.

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.

If you are interested in learning about the relatively “new” anterior total hip replacement procedure, please watch Dr. Kozinn’s educational video below: