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We know that when it comes to your surgical treatment, only the best orthopedic surgeon will do.   Stuart C. Kozinn MD  is one of the most experienced, respected, and highly trained orthopedic surgeons in Arizona.  At the Scottsdale Joint Center, we specialize in the surgical reconstruction of complex hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems.  Dr. Kozinn has advanced Fellowship training in joint reconstruction from Harvard Medical School, and he did his Orthopedic Residency training at the world famous Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.   Dr. Kozinn is ABOS Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

We realize that many patients that suffer from arthritis are fearful of surgery and are confused about where to obtain the best care. This is a very important decision. Dr.  Kozinn uses minimally invasive and muscle sparing approaches that minimize pain and maximize the fastest recovery. At the Scottsdale Joint Center, we  utilize advanced regional anesthesia techniques that are safer for patients, and minimize pain.  It is natural for patients to want the best surgeon they can find, and we are here to serve you.  Our active patients are always surprised at how fast they are able to return to work and sports activities after surgery.  After its over,  patient’s say , “I wish I hadn’t waited so long”!

Dr. Stuart Kozinn has been practicing advanced orthopedic surgery for over 27 years in Scottsdale. He is the Medical Director of the Scottsdale Healthcare Total Joint Center at the Osborn Campus, and past Chief of Surgery at the Hospital. He trained at the world’s foremost Orthopedic Total Joint Centers : Harvard Med School, The Hospital for Special Surgery, and UCLA Medical Center.  He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Arizona that specializes in the Direct Anterior Total Hip procedure which uses a special  table and cuts no muscles while implanting the new hip. For those patients motivated, outpatient hip replacement is a reality, as patients may choose go home on the same day as surgery.

Experience counts, and Dr. Kozinn has performed thousands of joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures with exceptionally low complication rates. He is  an expert arthroscopic surgeon of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints, treating  a variety of  diagnoses.  His world class research and publications on Partial Knee Replacement make him a sought after speaker around the United States.  Minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff and meniscal surgery are done on an outpatient basis with little pain and the most rapid recovery. Advanced pain management techniques are emphasized, including the use of a new timed release local anesthetic. All of our surgical patients are up walking immediately after surgery, and length of stay in the hospital is minimized.

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Dr. Stuart Kozinn MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  He frequently has medical students with him in the office and the operating room. Orthopedic surgery skills are passed on from generation to generation.  It is important for our future doctors to learn from mentors that emphasize excellence and the best possible medical care for their patients.


Dr. Kozinn has authored many Scientific Publications on topics in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.  He has also written a highly regarded book on Adult Hip Disease and Total Hip Replacement, with Dr. Frank Netter ( the famous medical illustrator ) - It is listed on Amazon. Click here for the link to Dr. Kozinn’s book.

PS: If you need a hip replacement,  watch this video below in which Dr. Stuart Kozinn explains in detail the new Anterior Hip Surgery Procedure