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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 orthopedic surgeon.   Stuart C. Kozinn MD  is a highly respected and 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 whenever possible.  Dr. Kozinn has completed fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  He also attended the highly ranked Orthopedic Residency program at “The Hospital for Special Surgery” in New York City.   Dr. Kozinn is a local 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.  Please remember that no surgical procedure is without risk, and that medical and surgical complications can occur with any operation.  Our priority is to educate you to the risks and benefits of your procedure through the informed consent process.  One way we try to minimize medical complications is through the use of regional anesthesia techniques – ( like spinal anesthesia and nerve blocks) -which we believe are safer then general anesthesia for most joint replacement patients.  Pain management is a very high priority, and Dr. Kozinn seeks to minimize post-operative pain by using “multi-modality” techniques that include preoperative education and less narcotics after surgery.  Soon after surgery, many of our patients are alert enough to stand 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 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 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.

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. Stuart C. Kozinn MD. 2015 CV

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.