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Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Downing

Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 228 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(858) 824-1703

Dr. Downing accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Elect Choice EPO
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice POS
National Advantage PPO
Open Choice PPO
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Traditional Choice PPO
USAccess
Anthem Blue Cross
Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) HMO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Plus POS
Prudent Buyer PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Shield of California
Added Advantage POS
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Healthy Families EPO
Healthy Families HMO
Care 1st Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
Health Net
Health Net EPO
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Health Net of California
Health Net of California POS
Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
Self Pay
Sharp Health Plan
Premier HMO
Tricare
Prime
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Downing's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downing treats Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Downing treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Extremity Malunions
  • Malunion of Fracture
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downing treats Shoulder Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Downing treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downing treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Downing treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Downing's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Debridement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hemophilic Arthropathy
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Physical Therapy
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

I strive for meticulousness and attention to detail in all of the general orthopedic and hand/upper extremity care I provide to patients. This has led to fantastic patient outcomes, even in the face of devastating injury and/or disease. I sub-special...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency Hospital
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Downing

2.9

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
35.294117647058826%
(6)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
41.1764705882353%
(7)

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What People Say About Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD
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Dr Downing performed hand surgery in my left hand. (9/2011). I fell at home and I needed an emergency surgery. I received excellent service and I can move my hand , normal movement, I recovered with no problems, never have pain again after surgery. The staf was very nice, I am very pleased and thankful with Dr. Downing. T. Dunstan,San Diego. Ca.
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Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group

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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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