Dr. David B. Coward, MD

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Orthopedic Knee Surgery | Male

Sacramento Knee & Sports Medcn 2801 K St Ste 310, Sacramento, CA 95816 Get Directions

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Care Philosophy

I have limited my practice to evaluation and treatment of knee problems for 30 years. My goal and treatment is to identify your knee problem and determine the appropriate clinical pathway for treatment. I emphasize nonoperative management for many knee problems. We have two physical therapists in our practice specializing in knee rehabilitation. If surgery becomes an option I have performed 15,000 knee operations including 2500 ACL reconstructions and revisions.Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    UC Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lds Hosp-Metcalf/Rosenberg Knee Surgery Fellowship

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    UCSD

    Graduated in 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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Dr. Coward's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Coward's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Coward's Care Philosophy

I have limited my practice to evaluation and treatment of knee problems for 30 years. My goal and treatment is to identify your knee problem and determine the appropriate clinical pathway for treatment. I emphasize nonoperative management for many knee problems. We have two physical therapists in our practice specializing in knee rehabilitation. If surgery becomes an option I have performed 15,000 knee operations including 2500 ACL reconstructions and revisions.