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When it comes to your hip, knee, or shoulder surgery, we know that you want an experienced and well trained 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.  Dr. Kozinn has completed advanced Fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital; and he attended the #1 ranked Orthopedic Residency program at “The Hospital for Special Surgery” in New York City.    Dr. Kozinn is a leader in his field, and currently serves as the Chief of Surgery  at Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network-Osborn (now renamed 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 the basic principles of orthopedic surgery.

We realize that many patients that suffer from painful joint arthritis are 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 muscle sparing approaches to minimize pain and maximize the fastest recovery process. Over the years, Dr. Kozinn has performed thousands of joint replacements, and prefers advanced regional anesthesia techniques, that are safer for most patients, whenever possible.  Pain management is a very high priority, and Dr. Kozinn strives to minimize pain by using advanced “multi-modality” techniques.  Immediately after surgery, many of our patients are able to stand and walk in the recovery room.  Outpatient total joint surgery is also now possible for  select highly motivated patients.  Many patients are surprised at how fast they are able to return to work and regular 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 Lincoln Health Network : Total Joint Center at the Osborn Campus.   Dr. Kozinn also serves as the Chief of Surgery at the Hospital, where he works hard to improve surgical care for all patients.  Dr. Kozinn received his training at some of the 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 #1 ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Medical School was attended at UCLA Medical Center where Dr. Kozinn graduated with an award for ground-breaking research in bone ingrowth physiology.  He is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who now specializes in the  Total Hip Replacement procedures. This includes the direct anterior approach which uses a specially designed traction table to implant the new hip without cutting muscles. For patients who are very motivated, outpatient hip replacement is also possible, and select patients can choose to go home on the same day after their surgery.

Experience counts, and over the years, Dr. Kozinn has performed thousands of muscle sparing hip and knee replacements. He also enjoys performing arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints.  His research  and publications on partial knee replacement have become  important references for other orthopedic surgeons.  His paper published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, is still a “classic” reference to the indications for partial knee replacement.

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

One of Dr. Kozinn’s scientific journal publications on the indications for 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 surgery are also services that Dr. Kozinn can perform.  Our knee arthroscopy surgeries are  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 immediately after surgery.  Length of stay in hospital is always minimized, so you can get home to your loved ones ASAP.  Please review our educational Facebook pages below, as they also serve as an informative “blog”, often showcasing experiences of  some of our satisfied patients.

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. Stuart Kozinn explains the concepts of the muscle sparing, Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement Procedure.  We hope it is helpful to you.