Dr. Scott M. Graham, MD

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Dr. Scott M. Graham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

South County Orthopedic Specs 24331 El Toro Rd Ste 200, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 Get Directions
(949) 586-3200

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  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      in Laguna Niguel, CA |
      Big difference between on his behavior before and after operation. He ruined my wife's knee on a simple minuscules surgery. I wish we would done our research before let the butcher does his job. Save your knee or shoulder and run away from him............
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
      Amazing surgeon. Did an excellent job on my son's knee. Couldn't ask for anything else. Also a nice guy!
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Fracture
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Limb Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Meniscus Tear
      • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Ligament Reconstruction
      • Meniscectomy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

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

        Graduated in 1995

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of California, Irvine Medical Center

        Completed in 1996

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of California, Irvine Medical Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Cleveland Clinic, Sports Medicine

        Completed in 2001

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Southern California

        Graduated in 1991

      • Other Education
        Subspecialty Certificate In Sorts Medicine

        Completed in 2011

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Chief of Orthopedics, SMMC, 2007-2008
        • Subspecialty Certificate (CAQ) in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2012
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      • Media & Publications
        • Current Concepts in DVT Prophylaxis, 1997
        • Abrasion Arthroplasty, Subchondral Drilling and Microfracture Techniques in the Treatment of Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions: A Critical Review of the Literature, 2002
        • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Hamstring Tendon Grafts, 2002
        • Tibial Inlay Procedure for PCL Reconstruction, One-Tunnel and Two-Tunnel Technique, 2001
        • A Biomechanical Comparison of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions Using Single- and Double-Bundle Tibial Inlay Techniques, 2005
        • Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures: Incidence and the Effect of Smoking, 2002
        • Tibial Inlay Technique for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, 2001
        • Non-linear fitting of mechanical data for efficacy determination of single versus double bundle Achilles tendon grafts for PCL reconstructions, 2002
        • Isometry of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. Effects of Functional Load and Muscle Force Application, 1998

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Graham's Care Philosophy

      All patients are active, whether they are an athlete or not, and deserve the best treatment to keep them active and "in the game"!