Dr. Brian Fukushima, MD

Dr. Brian Fukushima, MD

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48 y/o
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Dr. Brian Fukushima, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Murray, UT and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Utah Orthopaedic Specialists

5316 S Woodrow St Ste 200

Murray, UT 84107
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Dr. Fukushima's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Rotator Cuff Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked to provide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of your medical team.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fukushima's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fukushima

4.3

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
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5 years ago and then three years later Dr. Fukushima repaired both of my rotator cuffs. My left first and then my right second. He is a very skilled surgeon and takes time to listen to your needs. I strongly recommend this doctor to be your surgeon.
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Amazing Orthopedic Surgeon! Two shoulder surgeries one with a tendon repair (right shoulder 2004). Left shoulder 2008 also tendon issue and rotator cuff. Currently he is addressing arthritis issues in both my knees. Brian does not “rush” to surgery unless absolutely necessary. Thorough, great to explain all options, kind and considerate. His MA Tracy is a joy as well. I can honestly say that Utah Orthopaedic Specialists are the BEST.
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Dr Fukushima gave me very objective options on how to handle my torn rotator cuff. When i decided to have surgery, I was very happy with the doctor's service, care, attention and the results. I had great recovery and felt very confident in dr. Fukushima's service.
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Dr. Fukushima is AMAZING!! He has done two surgeries for my Husband and one for my son and the way Dr. Fukushima explains the procedures makes it so easy to understand. He is extremely knowledgeable and shows complete care for his patients. I cannot thank Dr. Fukushima enough for taking care of my husband and my son. I would never go with another surgeon besides Dr. Fukushima.
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Dr Fukushima is aswome! He surgically repaired my broken patella by removing part of the broken bone and reattaching tendons (previously attached to that piece) to the remaining patella in my knee. I am almost through with therapy and my knee is close to 100%. Dr Fukushima is personable, answers all my questions, and is a great surgeon!
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Went in today for an examination. A little long of a wait but on arrival Dr. Fukushima was friendly and efficient. He was helpful and knowledgeable and did the tests with minimal discomfort. He was open about options and conservative on recommendations. He answered my question but spoke fast and his handwriting was hard to read and so be ready to take quick notes. Overall, I will likely recommend this doctor.
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Two highly respected ortho surgeons told me that both of my knees had to come out. I sought another opinion from Dr. Fukushima. He told me not to let them touch me with a knife, yet; that we had several other options and my knees would last another three years. I took his advice. It is now three years later and I have lived a good life, skiing, golf, walking with my dogs and grandkids. But, the knees are now finally shot. Going again to see him for his input as to a surgeon. I recommend him.
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He was very rushed and did not take the time to explain his diagnosis to me. He was condescending and rude.
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I can not say enough good things about this doctor. He is so personable, he talks to you as long as you have questions, he explains things so anyone can understand it, he's so kind and caring, he has The Best bedside manner. I will be his paient for life!
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Very clear and concise in explaining my different treatment options. Always had my best interest at heart in mapping out a course of action for treatment/recovery. Very personable and has excellent bedside manner. I highly recommend him!
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AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Mutual of Omaha
PEHP
SelectHealth
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wise Provider Networks
Worker's Compensation
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