Dr. MichaelJ Fitzpatrick, MD

Dr. MichaelJ Fitzpatrick, MD

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Dr. MichaelJ Fitzpatrick, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Mission Viejo, CA. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine.Read his story

26730 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 200

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 364-2154

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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This content was provided by Dr. Fitzpatrick "Michael J. Fitzpatrick M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Mission Hospital since 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick has focused his practice in investigating, diagnosing and treating sports injury. He has special research interests in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1998, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2003. Since completion of his fellowship, he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Research Faculty with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Dr. Fitzpatrick is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of several professional societies such as the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also been honored by the U.S. Air Force with the National Defense Service Medal, Medal of Accommodation, and Meritorious Service Award for Distinguished Service as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick has been published in dozens of reports and abstracts on various orthopedic topics and conditions with his latest, Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery Handbook, just published by McGraw Hill."
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1  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

100  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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42  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Pennsylvania Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Southern Calfornia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fitzpatrick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Fitzpatrick's Reviews

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I manage another physician office so my standards are pretty high. This office is great! The staff is professional and friendly and Dr. Fitzpatrick is knowledgeable and takes his time to answer questions and explain procedures. Very excited about moving forward.
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Melissa M in San Clemente, CA – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Fitzpatrick and his PA were great right from the beginning. They expedited my care and were available via phone and text for any questions I had in the beginning when I was very worried and not sure what to do. Dr. Fitzpatrick is very thorough with his exams and takes the time to explain...Read More
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Mary Ann 65 in Laguna Beach, CA – Sep 18, 2018
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I would totally recommend Dr. Fitzpatrick to friends and family with any issues with joint pain or problems. I experienced a sports related shoulder injury a few years ago, pain continued to plague me until I was lucky enough to be referred to Dr Fitzpatrick! After a simple diagnostic test it was...Read More
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Cheryl Bilka – Sep 03, 2018
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Dr. Fitzpatrick was terrific! He made me feel comfortable from start to finish. He spent time with me and clearly explained everything to me. I would highly recommend him and his practice.
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John D in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 30, 2018
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I went to see Dr. Fitzpatrick after I injured my shoulder in a motorcycle accident. He was very thorough in assesing my injury as well in post op and rehabilitation care. As a fellow health and fitness enthusiast Dr Fitz worked with me for quick recovery and as a result my strength and range of...Read More
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Todd Haigh – Jun 29, 2018
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