Dr. Kent Adamson, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Community Orthopedic Med Grp 26401 Crown Valley Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Get Directions
Dr. Kent Adamson, MD

Dr. Kent Adamson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Adamson is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo.

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Community Orthopedic Med Grp26401 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Patient Comments (9)
in Mission Viejo CA |
This review is long overdue! I have seen Dr. Adamson for several different issues over the years. He's treated both my shoulders and my knew. He's operated on both shoulders. He has always been fantastic and listened when I explained what I was feeling. I've never felt rushed and not cared for by him. I have recommended him to others as well. Dr. Adamson is kind, caring, and professional. Thanks Dr!
Dana Point, CA |
Dr. Adamson performed a success repair of my left rotator cuff a few years ago. The entire experience was the best I could have expected. I have been totally satisfied with his care. Recently I have had to return for an evaluation of sciatic pain. He immediately ordered an x-ray, prescribed PT and pain medication. Then after 2 weeks ordered an MRI, called me immediately with the results and referred me to 2 good spine surgeons. I would highly recommend him to anyone and have in the past.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Since 2001 I have been coming to CMOG. I have had an ACL repair, meniscus with lateral release, and six shoulder surgeries. I was injured performing my job as a Fire Captain. Dr. Adamson repaired me and I was able to finish my career as a Fire Captain. I know many firefighters that have used Dr. Adamson. He is professional, courteous, understanding, and a skilled surgeon. He manage's my injuries today and if I have discomfort or pain, he will prescribe the best treatment plan. I recommend him.
in Yigo, Gu |
Since 2006 I'm a regular patient of Dr.Adamson. He did two hip replacements and one Achilles tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon surgery was done on one day notice. He did great aftercare and his referral to physical therapy eased my recovery immensely. I live oversees and I'm very warmly welcome when I come in for a checkup. Also he will do my knee replacement surgery. I'm fully trust his capabilities and can warmly recommend Dr. Adamson.
in Lake Forest, CA |
Dr. Adamson operated on my knee after another doctors painful surgery failed. When my knee broke from the first doctors surgery I was left with the prognosis of never being able to walk normal again (confirmed by two other doctors). Dr. Adamson restored my knee and my ability to walk normal again. The surgery was relatively painless compared to the other doctor. Thus my recovery was quicker. I highly recommend Dr. Adamson.
in Lake Forest, CA |
Dr. Adamson operated on my knee after another doctor botched my first surgery. When my knee broke from the first doctors surgery I was left with the prognosis of never being able to walk normal again (confirmed by two other doctors). Dr. Adamson restored my knee and my ability to walk normal again. The surgery was relatively painless compared to the other doctor. Thus my recovery was quicker. I highly recommend Dr. Adamson.
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Adamson literally saved my knees and my left foot. First it was the right knee, then the left, then my foot -- all dumb accidents. I was able to avoid surgery and go on a 100 mile hike with my husband, thanks to Dr. Adamson's diagnosis and care. His care and the care of his staff were warm, informative and always kind. If anything happens with any of my bones, he is the only one I want to take care of it!
SAN Juan Capistrano |
I too had a bad experience with Dr. Adamson. Meniscus surgery. Still in pain a year after. Not only that but my good knee is not not so good. If I told you what he said in response to this, you would be shocked!
Ladera Ranch, CA |
Dr. Adamson, with his cavalier attitude, performed surgery he's done "thousands of times", his words. But in my case "missed" the area of the meniscus that should have been repaired. After the initial surgery I underwent weeks of PT, still experiencing severe pain, only to find out one of the areas had not been repaired and had gotten worse. I had to undergo yet another surgery months later, different surgeon. My MRI's were clear, he said "sorry! It gets worse, choose your surgeon carefully.
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Harbor Ucla Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Harbor Ucla Med Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    st. olaf college

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate