Dr. Kevin C. Owsley, MD

Dr. Kevin C. Owsley, MD


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Dr. K.C. Owsley is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He has a particular interest in arthroscopy and...Read more

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Patient Reviews (7)
Escondido, CA |
Simply the best. He is honest, kind, and skilled at what he does. He operates on other surgeons, athletes, the therapists, and hospital staff. Its who the 'insiders' go see. I saw two other shoulder surgeons. Dr. O spends time, explains the problem and possible solutions. My shoulder went from non functional to amazing! Well worth the wait.
La Jolla |
I read the reviews before coming to had high hopes. This dr meet those hopes and impressed me even more. He told me his thoughts, answered my questions with no judgement, listen to me & spend a good amount of time with me. He got a great bedside manner. This type of service, the wait no issue.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. O was extremely hurried, gave minimal answers with NO edification regarding my pain, did not return to the exam room for my questions and I was "excused" by a new-hire before being able to ask for clarification (& I'm not shy and retiring!). I asked for the PA (?) to call the next day, then again the next day and never received a return call. I did not get my "money's worth" & I'm still in pain. Other than the diagnosis of a bone-on-bone knee, I'm still left wondering about my hip pain.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Owsley is one of the kindest and most honest doctors you will have the pleasure of working with. He has been instrumental in making sure a friend of mine who was hurt in an accident has the proper care, and he goes the extra mile for referrals. He doesn't waste time on needless treatments either. The waiting time in the office is terrible (usually 1+ hours behind on appointments per visit...and I don't have a lot of time to waste), but I guess "all good things come to those who wait!"
in Rancho Santa Fe, CA |
I went to Dr Owsley for second opinion regarding ankle syndesmosis injury. First Othopedic surgeon I went to said that I did not need surgery. Dr. O disagreed with the first Orthopedic Surgeon and recommended that I have ankle surgery immediately if not sooner. He referred me to an ankle specialist, but the surgeon was outside of my coverage. He and his staff have help me navigate through the referral process to get a qualified ankle specialist for this surgery.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Owsley was precisely the doctor I'd always hoped I would have if I ever needed it. His bedside manner was impeccable while still telling me how it was; exactly how it should be. He was compassionate when I was scared I that I might not walk again and really worked to make me feel like everything was going to be okay. I can't give this doctor higher praise. He sometimes runs a little behind in appointments but from my experience it's because he's taking the extra time with his patient.
in San Diego, CA |
I had shoulder surgery in November 2014 and have 100% mobility back, I just had surgery on the meniscus of my left knee on December 3rd 2015 and getting better every day. Thank you Dr. Owsley and staff.
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Dr. K.C. Owsley is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He has a particular interest in arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.

A native of Escondido, California, Dr. Owsley graduated from San Pasqual High School and went on to receive dual degrees in Philosophy and Zoology from Brigham Young University. He received his Medical Doctorate with honors from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and remained in New York for his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Upon graduating from residency, Dr. Owsley completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. While there, he worked as part of the medical staff for the L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Lakers, L.A. Angels, L.A. Galaxy, L.A. Sparks Anaheim Ducks, USC Football and many high school, college and amateur athletes.

He is a candidate member of the American Academy Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (ANNA).

Dr. Owsley lives in San Diego with his wife and is a proud father of two boys and two girls. He enjoys skiing, surfing, cycling and spending time outdoors with his family.

Dr. Owsley'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 Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester
  • Residency Hospital
    Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate