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Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Firestone

Joint Replacement Ctr-Scottsdl

20401 N 73rd St Ste 160 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Firestone's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 92% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 92% of his peers

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

Hip Resurfacing
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestone performs Hip Resurfacing more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Firestone performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

Dr. Firestone's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Point Injection

Dr. Firestone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Firestone

4.7

Based on 69 reviews

5 Stars
89.85507246376811%
(62)
4 Stars
1.4492753623188406%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.4492753623188406%
(1)
1 Star
7.246376811594203%
(5)

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I had a unsuccessful left knee replacement done by another doctor. 3 years later I needed my right knee replaced and was referred to Dr. Firestone by a number of people, because they said he is “THE BEST”. My surgery and post recovery has been astonishing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Firestone because “ HE IS THE BEST”????
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I am a physician in Arizona. In my opinion, Dr. Firestone stands above all of his peers as the most skilled, gifted, and accomplished orthopedic surgeon in Arizona and probably the entire United States. My wife had a knee replacement with another surgeon and her post-operative experience was not good. She suffered for two years until she met Dr. Firestone. Dr. Firestone performed a very complex repeat total knee replacement and my wife's recovery and knee was like brand new. I hold Dr. Firestone in the highest regard, and for those patients who need knee or hip replacement, I do not believe a patient should seek care from anyone other than Dr. Firestone. Dr. Firestone has assembled an incredibly caring and knowledgeable team around him. I have the greatest respect and appreciation for his diagnostic and surgical skills. I recommend him to all of my family members and patients. Arizona is fortunate to have Dr. Firestone. Andrew Rabinowitz
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May 19, 2019 Dr. Firestone replaced both my knees 15 months ago, and last week, I completed a three-day hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back up again)! I had exactly zero pain for the entire hike. Before I met Dr. Firestone, two other orthopedic surgeons had told me that I needed to live in a house on one level (because I wouldn’t ever be able to go up and down stairs regularly) and that knee surgery would probably reduce the extreme pain I had, but would not restore functionality. They told me that I would never hike again, and that I should delay having surgery until I had accepted this fact. They also said things like, “No one ever died of knee pain,” and “This is purely elective surgery.” After Dr. Firestone operated, he noted that if I had not had the surgery when I did, I would probably have ended up permanently consigned to a wheelchair within two years, due to the deteriorated state of my knees. Dr. Firestone gave me my life back.
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Extremely satisfied with the bilateral Knee replacement done February 2019 Great surgeon , anesthetist, and support staff. Recovery was just as planned
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I have had three major surgeries in the past two years. I can safely say that my hip surgery by Dr. Firestone was the most successful on all accounts. His surgical skills permitted a virtually pain free recovery and mobility without a walker or cane four days after surgery. Additionally, his pre-op procedures are closely managed by an excellent office staff, and followed by a nursing staff and PT group at Honor Healthcare trained by him to assure a seamless patient experience. A 5 star performer
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Dr Firestone is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. The confidence I had in him and his staff was a big part of such a rapid recovery. At 75, I was walking without assistance and very little discomfort, after 2 1/2 weeks. 2 Drs. and their family members who live in my community had hip and knee surgeries by Dr Firestone, told me "this is the Dr. you must see"
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Never any problems. Pain free for 12 years. Total active after recovery in rehab. Recommend highly for surgery. He is total experienced.
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This is the one you want.
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Having anterior approach hip replacement at age 62, after 30 years of pain...has been life changing. The surgery went well and my recovery was very quick. I was pain free immediately following surgery, and also my knee pain completely disappeared. I was back riding horses and a complete exercise program by 3 months and have never looked back. I highly recommend Dr Firestone and his team.
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I had a very bad hip issue - other surgeons were hesitant to assist. Dr Firestone did a great job - the first time I have been able to walk normally in 5 years!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Since establishing the Center in September of 2006, my goal has been to provide patients with first-rate state-of-the-art hip and knee replacement surgical care in a setting that's second to none. My office staff constantly gets rave reviews from pat...

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Good Samar Hospital Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New York University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
New York University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1985
1984
1980

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doc, 2012
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2006-2012
  • Castle Connolly Top Doc, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)