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We know that when it comes to your treatment, only the best orthopedic surgeons will do. Scottsdale Joint Center's physicians are among the most experienced, respected, and highly trained orthopedic surgeons in Arizona. We specialize in the surgical reconstruction of hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems. Our surgeons both have advanced Fellowship training from world famous University medical centers, and they are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
We know that many patients that suffer from joint arthritis are fearful of surgery and confused about where to seek help. We use minimally invasive approaches that minimize pain and maximize fast recovery. We utilize advanced regional anesthesia techniques that are safer and allow those afraid of "going to sleep" to remain conscious throughout the surgical process. Our active and working patients are surprised at how fast they can return to work and activities and tell us, "I wish I hadn't waited for so long"!
Dr. Stuart Kozinn has been practicing advanced orthopedic surgery for over 23 years in Scottsdale. He is the Medical Director of the Scottsdale Healthcare Total Joint Center, and past Chief of Surgery. He trained at the world's foremost orthopedic Joint Centers at Harvard, Cornell (HSS), and UCLA. He is one of the few surgeons in Arizona specializing in the direct Anterior Total Hip using a special table which results in no cutting of muscle tissue. Outpatient hip replacement is now a reality for those patients who are motivated to go home.
Experience counts, and Dr. Kozinn has performed thousands of joint replacement procedures with exceptionally low complication rates. In addition, he is a skilled arthroscopic surgeon of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Arthroscopic rotator cuff and meniscal repairs are done on an outpatient basis with minimal pain and rapid recovery. All surgical patients are up walking immediately after surgery, and length of stay is always minimized.
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Dr. Gregory Evangelista specializes in all forms of knee and shoulder joint surgery and has particular expertise in the treatment of Sports injuries and complex ligament reconstructions. He is exceptionally skilled at anterior cruciate ligament repairs (ACL), and complex arthroscopic shoulder reconstructions which maximize fast recovery.
Dr. Evangelista completed advanced Sports and Shoulder Fellowship training at The University of Arizona Medical Center. He is currently the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital. Dr. Evangelista is also an expert in the treatment of traumatic injuries affecting the extremities and joints, and he performs complex reconstructions of post-fracture deformities.
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"Once I decided to go ahead and have one of my hips replaced, I wanted something that was going to allow me to recover as quickly as possible. I wanted to get back to my life!"
Dr. Kozinn used the anterior approach to replace Marioâ€™s first hip at Scottsdale Healthcare, and the experience was even better than Mario could have asked for. â€œEveryone was amazing â€“ the nurses, the physical therapists and of course Dr. Kozinn,â€ said Mario. â€œEven more amazing was my recovery. I was up and walking around the hospital floor (with a walker) only two hours after my surgery, and I drove myself home from the hospital the very next day!"
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In the Media
Dr. Stuart Kozinn answers questions in ASK the Expert, featured in the Arizona Republic.
Latest Question: If I'm in my 50's, should I wait until I'm older to replace my painful hip?
Read Dr. Kozinn's Answer in the AZ Republic