Scottsdale Joint Center

Dr. Stuart Kozinn is a world class orthopedic surgeon who specializes in “tissue sparing” joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive joint surgery. Dr. Kozinn has practiced in Scottsdale, Arizona for 28 years and has extensive experience and expert surgical training.  After completing Orthopedic Residency at the number one ranked Medical Center, TheHospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Dr. Kozinn also did an additional Research and Surgical Training Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn  Chief of Surgery 

Muscle sparing techniques for Joint Replacement use similar hip and knee implants as does traditional surgery, but we are able to avoid cutting muscle and tendon tissue so that recovery is generally much faster.  These special techniques require additional experience and training, and they provide great benefits of decreased pain and reduced recovery time after surgery. Dr. Kozinn is currently The Chief of Surgery at Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network  Medical Center -Osborn, as well as past Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a Clinical assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.<a href=joinnts (1)


Dr. Kozinn also has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery for the hip, knee, and shoulder. These are most often accomplished as outpatient procedures. The most common knee problems treated with an arthroscope (a small camera that goes into the knee thru a small hole) are meniscus cartilage tears in the knee and debridement of  arthritic areas in a  joint. Utilizing these minimally invasive treatments results in rapid return to work and athletic activities for most patients.  Shoulder problems are also very common in “mature athletes  and weekend warriors”, and Dr. Kozinn is an accomplished expert in all arthroscopic and open shoulder  surgery techniques.  Many shoulder problems such as rotator cuff tears and early arthritis problems can be managed quite effectively with the arthroscope, allowing patients to return to their favorite sports and activities very rapidly. For complex shoulder surgeries, we often combine mini-open and arthroscopic techniques. Pain is managed well with regional blocks and local anesthetics.

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