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What Hurts?

Access information on customized care for every concern. No matter where it hurts, we have the expertise to treat your unique issues. Start below then click on the body part where you have pain to learn more.

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First Visit?

Learn what to expect from your upcoming office visit, diagnostic test, scheduled surgery or physical therapy appointment. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer...

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Expert Care:

Our patients benefit from fellowship trained expertise across multiple orthopaedic subspecialties delivering state-of-the-art care for each unique concern. Here you will find a doctor whose expert eyes, skilled hands...

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Physical Therapy:

In conjunction with our world class orthopaedic specialty physicians, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute offers a team of exceptional physical therapists who work closely with the doctor to personalize your care.

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Northwest

6320 N. La Cholla, Ste 200 Tucson, AZ 85741 Phone: (520) 382-8200

Oro Valley

1521 E. Tangerine Rd Ste. 101 Oro Valley, AZ 85755 Phone: (520) 544-9700

East - NOW OPEN

1st Floor, TMC Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower 5301 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone: 520-784-6200

Meet Our Physicians

Scott L. Evans, D.P.M.

Specialty:
Foot / AnkleWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Joel R. Goode, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHandShoulderWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Russell G. Cohen, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Lawrence R. Housman, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Jay A. Katz, M.D.

Specialty:
HipKneeShoulderSports Medicine
Location:
East Office

Michael A. Parseghian, M.D.

Specialty:
KneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Murray F. Robertson, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Scott V. Slagis, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

John J. Wild, Jr., M.D.

Specialty:
HipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Brian B. Nielsen, M.D.

Luis A. Piedrahita, M.D.

Gerard K. Jeong, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialty:
Spine
Location:
East Office

Jeffrey M. Baron, M.D.

Specialty:
SpineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Caryl S. Brailsford-Gorman, M.D.

Specialty:
SpineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Stephen L. Curtin, M.D.

Specialty:
Spine
Location:
East Office

Scott D. Goorman, M.D.

Location:
East Office

Steven C. Zeiller, M.D.

Todd J. Tucker, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Jesse Wild, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Nebojsa V. Skrepnik, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty:
Research
Location:
East Office

Geoffrey S. Landis, D.O.

Steven A. Shapiro, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHandShoulderSports Medicine
Location:
Northwest Office

John A. Maltry, M.D.

Specialty:
HipKnee
Location:
Northwest Office
Oro Valley Office

William J. Quinlan, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports Medicine
Location:
Northwest Office

Stephen E. Hanks, M.D.

William D. Prickett, M.D.

Edward P. Petrow Jr., D.O.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKnee
Location:
Northwest Office

Kevin W. Bowers, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
Oro Valley Office

Eric P. Anctil, M.D.

Specialty:
Foot / AnkleFracturesWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Andrew P. Mahoney, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

A. Mark Braunstein, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHandShoulderWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Walter Calvin Damper, D.O.

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Welcome to Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

Since 1994, the board certified physicians of Tucson Orthopaedic Institute have been setting the standard for orthopaedic care in southwestern Arizona.

The professionals at Tucson Orthopaedic are committed to providing the highest level of orthopaedic care by offering innovative and modern treatment techniques. Patient satisfaction is a central value that is woven into the culture of Tucson Orthopaedic. This unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction is why 27 of Tucson Orthopaedic's physicians have been ranked amongst the 2014 Best Doctors in America®. Our reputation for consistently delivering world-class care and successful outcomes have made us the first choice for orthopaedic care in the southwest as well as the largest and most successful private orthopaedic practice in the Tucson area.

From sports related injuries to full joint replacements, the team at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is experienced with diagnosing and treating nearly every orthopaedic ailment. The physicians at Tucson Orthopaedic specialize in:

  • Knee disorders including total joint replacement
  • Hip disorders including total joint replacement
  • Spine disorders
  • Shoulder, Elbow,Wrist, Hand
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fractures

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is a true private practice. We are not owned by any hospital or hospital system and we perform all of our own surgeries. This means that you always will be seen by a Tucson Orthopaedic Institute specialist who knows your case and shares your best interest and recovery as top priorities.

There is no reason to go another day with joint or musculoskeletal pain. Contact the friendly staff at Tucson Orthopaedic to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations or click here to make an appointment online.

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In The News

Replaceable You

If all those hours spent doing the Twist have finally caught up to you, there is help for your aching knees and hips. Read on about advancements on the bionic frontier.…

Surgeons vs. Chefs - 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Over 400 people attended the 4th annual ‘Surgeons vs. Chefs’ Pumpkin Carving contest at the Embassy Suites Tucson-Paloma Village. Surgeons from Tucson Orthopaedic Institute and chefs from local restaurants carved unique and one of a kind pumpkins to raise money for TMC for Children, Children’s Miracle Network.…

Tucson's 'Operation Walk' Gets People on Their Feet

TUCSON (KGUN Ch 9-TV) - Doctors at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are putting people back on their feet through the "Operation Walk" program. It helps financially or insurance challenged patients get the joint replacement surgery they badly need, but can't afford.…

TucsonOrtho Surgeons Team Up with Operation Walk USA to Change Lives

Recovering from major surgery isn't something anyone looks forward to - unless you're 49-year-old Carlos Lopez. Lopez is home after spending the past few days in TMC's new Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower. For him, the recovery process means he's finally received something he's dreamed of for years - a new hip.…

Deserving Southern Arizona Patients Receive Free, Life-Changing Surgery

On Friday, Dec. 6, 10 patients from around Southern Arizona will receive the joint replacement surgery they so desperately need, but are unable to afford.…

Tucson's 'Operation Walk' Gets People on Their Feet

TUCSON (KGUN Ch 9-TV) - Doctors at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are putting people back on their feet through the "Operation Walk" program. It helps financially or insurance challenged patients get the joint replacement surgery they badly need, but can't afford.…

Tucson Family Helps Give Honduran Girl Life-Changing Surgery

TUCSON (KVOA Ch 4-TV) - Through an organization called Healing the Children, eleven-year-old Silvia traveled from Honduras to Tucson in November, for a life-changing surgery. Silvia had a severe case of scoliosis and her widowed mother, who sells bread back in Honduras, didn't have the money to get her daughter the surgery she needs.…

Steps to Healthier Feet

Standing, walking, running...we rely on our feet for so much. Here's how you can make these valuable appendages happier and healthier.…

Exercising Caution

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute's sports medicine surgeon, Dr. William Prickett discusses his insights about current trends in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery with Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.…

Hand Expert Talks About Aging, Pain

Numbness in the hands is common in aging and is often the result of the ulnar nerve being compressed, according to a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon at Tucson Orthopedic Institute.…

Orthopaedic Surgery Q&A: Dr. Stephen Curtin

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s spine surgeon, Dr. Stephen Curtin discusses his insights about current trends in orthopaedic spine surgery with Tucson Lifestyle Magazine for the Best Doctors issue.…

Testimonials

Kudos to Rachel Garcia!
"It is never fun to find out you need to have a surgery - but Dr. Housman's scheduler, Rachel Garcia, has just been a joy to work with. She is patient and explains everything clearly and follows up. She has a wonderful manner and really makes you fe...read more"
-  Lu & Pat ‚ Tucson
Russ Cohen -Totally HIP!
"Had Total Hip Replacement on 9/30/14. Absolutely the best pre-op, operation and post-op people, room and care. Take the spinal block and not the full sleep anesthesia. Was doing email in an hour after a 45 minute surgery! No bleeding-minimally invasi...read more"
-  M.P.G. ‚ Tucson
Terrific Doctor
"I had a full hip revision (replacement of an original hip replacement) about a year ago by Dr. Slagis. I cannot say anything but good things about him. He was completely straight-forward about the reduced percentage of successful results for this typ...read more"
-  Bill M. ‚ Tucson
Positive Experience
"I can honestly say that my experience at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute has been nothing but positive from my wonderful doctor to the staff during my hospital stay. Everyone seemed efficient as to time management, pain control, keeping a friendly attit...read more"
-  Brigida ‚ Tucson
Complete Confidence in Dr. Braunstein
"Dr. Braunstein and Liz are both extremely professional and thorough in their treatment of patients. I have complete confidence in their abilities regarding my healthcare. I’m glad they are my providers.Dr. Braunstein and Liz are both extremely profes...read more"
-  William ‚ Tucson
Very pleased with Dr. Gerard Jeong
"I suffered from sciatica for many years before an MRI and consultations with TOI physicians revealed its multiple causes. I was able to delay surgery for three years by having injections three times a year, but in mid-2014 decided it was time for sur...read more"
-  David Shultz ‚ Huachuca City
A New Life!
"Dr. Slagis was absolutely the best doctor I have ever had. He was very caring and he explained everything in a clear and concise manner. I have COPD and everyone was concerned about me even being able to do my hip replacement surgery. Not only was it...read more"
-  Abe ‚ Tucson
Double Whammy
"My left knee was replaced in May of 2014 and my right one was done in September of 2014. First of all, I would like to thank ALL of the people involved. The ladies who check you in, the ladies who check you out and the ladies who welcome you back. E...read more"
-  William Jenkins ‚ Tucson
Dr. John Wild & PA, Brent Walker
"Dr. John Wild performed hip surgery 3 years ago on my right hip and 7 months ago on my left hip. I’ve had minimum pain and a quick recovery on both occasions. Follow up appointments by Dr. Wild and his PA, Brent Walker, were great. I had minimal or n...read more"
-  Robert ‚ Tucson
Walter Calvin Damper, D.O.
"I was referred to Dr. Damper while in PT due to increasing severe pain in my lumbar, L leg & L foot. This is after surgeries, PT, and aqua therapy. I found Dr. Damper to be very compassionate and skilled. He took the time to explain in "laymen's ter...read more"
-  Noreen Melchert ‚ Green Valley
Reinforced my Confidence
"Dr. Housman had my full confidence, so I opted to do both knee replacements at one time. I am a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist and Volunteer Patrol for the Coronado National Forest, therefore; hiking (and biking 20-25 minutes every Sunday) is my ...read more"
-  Sandra L. ‚ Tucson
Friendly Staff
"Malissa, front desk receptionist, was very cheerful, helpful, and professional. The new building is beautiful."
-  Tammy G. ‚ Tucson
Outstanding Patient Care
"I am a new patient and was seen in your Ortho Fast Track system for a fractured big toe. I am extremely impressed with the efficiency and quality of care I received. From check-in, to exam room, to seeing a doctor was less than 10 minutes (this was...read more"
-  D. Parkhurst ‚ Vail
Jumping for Joy
"I would like to take this moment to thank Dr. Landis and his staff for the awesome job on the ankle replacement and follow up, and for the professionalism that is always present when I meet with them. I will jump for joy when I am cleared by Dr. Land...read more"
-  Donald Thomas ‚ Tucson
Wonderful Service
"I was pleased with the service I received from Elsa Esquivel [in patient accounts]. She helped me with activating my medicare card for traveling out of state. She was very pleasant, very informative and patient about how to activate my passport on my...read more"
-  Jerlina E. ‚ Tucson
Tucson's Best Doctor
"I had Rotator Cuff surgery 3 months ago. Dr. Mahoney did a reversal in part because I could hardly use my right arm. Now I can use my arm with no pain, it's just a little tight. Dr. Mahoney is so special, I am not a number to him; he takes time to le...read more"
-  Lynn ‚ Tucson
Dr. John Wild - Skilled and Experienced
"Dr. John Wild recently completed my second Total Knee Replacement, my first having been done for me a year and a half ago. The second procedure went even more smoothly than the first. While a change in anesthesia between the first and second TKR co...read more"
-  David Patterson ‚ Tucson
Dr. Walter Calvin Damper, DO
"I can't tell you what a kind caring Dr. Dr. Damper is. He has performed a couple of procedures on me that I have never had and did not know what to expect. He has a way of putting you at ease and making the procedures less scary and more tolerable. I...read more"
-  ‚ Oracle
I Can't Believe I Waited So Long
"It is hard to know which aspect to mention first. I will start with my surgeon, Dr. Russell Cohen. I can't praise him enough. I was well-prepared for the surgery itself. Everything was spelled out and all my concerns were addressed. Dr. Cohen w...read more"
-  K.C. ‚ Tucson