Dr. Steven Tradonsky, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

California Orthopaedic Institute 7485 Mission Valley Rd Ste 104A San Diego, CA 92108 Get Directions
Dr. Steven Tradonsky, MD
Dr. Steven Tradonsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Tradonsky is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

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California Orthopaedic Institute7485 Mission Valley Rd Ste 104A
San Diego, CA 92108
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
El Monte, CA |
Came here because he was the only one available at that time to check on my shoulder, saw him and he did a quick assessment and scoffs, seriously i felt like he just wanted me to leave, he told me to do an MRI next time and i questioned him why cant we do it now, he immediately got fired up, i guess he noticed that quickly, but his attitude made me just want to leave so bad and im dreading why i came to see this horrible doctor! what a distaste to your license!
San Diego, CA |
Dr. Tradonsky was personable and very efficient. He quickly reviewed the MRI and clearly conveyed the nature of the problem and its expected course. He recommended conservative treatment (physical therapy) with re-evaluation at periodic intervals to assess my progress. He provided counsel regarding how I can maximize my results (and hopefully avoid surgery). Everyone in the office was efficient and friendly; the billing office has been great. My problem was not related to workman's comp.
Carlsbad, CA |
Dr Tradonsky has been very helpful with orthopedic care our family has needed. Very personable and compassionate. The office staff are good to talk with and the x-ray on site have been convenient.
San Diego, CA |
An amazing doctor and an amazing person, very knowledgeable, patient, and went above and beyond to help me. I highly recommend him. I did my research and went to him for a second opinion since my first doctor gave up on me and told me there was nothing that could be done. Dr Tradonsky impressed me, he offered a great strategy and over a course of a year we tried absolutely everything. Eventually we decided for a surgery that he performed himself with a great success. He is my hero!
San Diego, CA |
I visited this doctor for an injury at work. His bedside manner was atrocious. He was not only disrespectful & untrustworthy but could not give me information about my back related injury or give me any viable options beside his surgery. He was supposed to order tests & did not do so. Very poor doctor.
in San Diego, California 9212 |
He did not take an interest in finding out what was causing the pain in my leg after a total knee replacement. All he would do is imply I was a sissy rather than to find the cause of the pain in my knee. Prior to the knee surgery he was fully informed of the ccc tendon or ligament repercussion for having surgery, and total replacement, On the shorter leg. He was always rude.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I've never had a doctor before tell me I'm not in pain . This is why it's so bad the mri showed a root menicus tear and the report states it as well. This doctor wouldn't even let me speak and even raised his voice . I've never experienced a uncomfortable feeling like I Did today . Some doctors are meant to be doctors some treat it like a job and patients equal numbers to them. If I could use my own doctor and not been stuck with a 2.5 -3 rating doctor who patients reviews are dead on point.
in Oceanside, CA |
I had a rotator calf injury and I was sent to Dr. S. Tradonsky by Work Comp people. I did not choose him. (I work as RN for 40 years and know many doctors). My experience with Dr. Tradonsky was excellent. He took care of my injury, he performed my surgery, which was very sucessful and he took me through the physical therapy process. I would recomend him to my best friends or family and I am already doing so. I think he is very knowledgable doctor and very experienced surgeon.
San Diego, CA |
Dr Tradonsky was very rude and abrupt during the visit. When he examined my hip (injury location) he yanked my skirt up to my waist without telling me what he was going to do! A professional would have informed me of what was needed (adjusting clothing) or asked me to do it myself. He had the door to the exam room WIDE open with 3 people that walked down the hall during the time I was on the exam table with my undergarments on full display. He made NO attempt to protect my modesty or PRIVACY!
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Dr. Tradonsky's Care Philosophy

Provide state of the art orthopaedic care in a caring enviroment

Dr. Tradonsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  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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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of The Witwatersrand/Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Casting
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate