Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD

Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

20401 N 73rd St Ste 160

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Contact Information

(480) 237-5727

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas


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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hip Resurfacing
very high
more than 90% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Firestone "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 patients for their availability, efficiency and friendliness. In an impersonal medical world of automated phones, paperwork and loss of identity we try to be an exception. I encourage you to visit my website at FirestoneMD.com"


  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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 Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • New York University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • New York University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Good Samar Hospital Johns Hopkins University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Firestone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Firestone to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Firestone's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Rio Verde. Az.Scottsdale, AZ |
I have just completed my 4th joint replacement with Dr .Firestone and his team--OUTSTANDING! Dr. Firestone has well-deserved recognition for his hip and knee replacement skills. His staff, particularly Jeannette and Amber, are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and most helpful. As a 76-year old active and avid golfer, I truly appreciate the quality of life that this team has provided. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing hip or knee replacement. Chuck Otto Tonto Verde
Spruce Grove, AB |
My knee replacement went so well! I'm back riding horses and playing hockey at 8 weeks. The limping is gone and I'm getting stronger every week. This has been life changing surgery with awesome service!!!
Dr. Firestone has extensive experience performing Anterior Hip Replacements which was important in my physician research. I had both hips replaced by Dr. Firestone during 2018 and have been very pleased with both results! His entire team - office, X-ray, surgical & hospital care - were tremendous. They were very knowledgeable, caring, responsive and offered proactive communication throughout the entire care process I would highly recommend Dr. Firestone to anyone requiring a hip replacement
in Scottsdale, AZ |
October 6, 2016 Dr. Firestone performed a total knee replacement on my right knee, after my going to see him over a year earlier and his explaining that my knee was not ready for a replacement. I was quite terrified prior to the surgery; I would like to reassure anyone also terrified that it is not that bad at all! On May 10 of 2017, he performed the same surgery on my right knee. Dr. Firestone is a caring physician proud of his good work and he should be! Thank you, Dr. Firestone.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
After having a full knee on July 6th, Dr Firestone and his team are simply the best, Every element of the process is treated with the same level of proficiency and thoroughness, leaving nothing to chance. As a result of his advanced techniques my recovery time was shortened and the result is that my new knee is exceeding all expectations. In less then 60 days from the date of my surgery I not only was playing golf but shot 72 on my new equipment!.
in pagosa springs, co |
I have and will continue to refer friends and family members to Dr. Firestone. Prior to my knee replacement surgery in 2012, I was experiencing incredible pain. Because of heart issues, I had to postpone my surgery 3 times. By the time it was finally done in 2012 it was affecting most aspects of my life. I was getting very little, if any sleep because of the pain. Since my surgery I have felt amazing. It is by far the best thing I have ever done health wise. Amazing professionals!!
Flagstaff, AZ |
After a failed knee replacement, I was told to see a specialist. That led me to you & immediately you saw the problem. You said, "you've been through a lot & I can help." You explained the revision process & proceeded to give that help you promised. My case was very complex & you took the extra time in surgery to assure the best results possible. You, your staff & hospital were exemplary. I wish to thank you for improving my quality of life. Respectfully, John DeAngio
in Phoenix, AZ |
Once again Dr. Firestone hits a homerun ! In November of '17, 8 months after a TKR on the left side, Dr. Firestone performed a TKR on the right side. Same results as the first. I went to PT for approximately 9 weeks and when released had a bend of 130 degrees on the right. After 9 weeks on the left, earlier in the year, we had a bend of 131 degrees. I was back to work in about 10 days after both surgeries. He definitely knows his stuff. Once again, Thanks for taking care of me .
in Page, AZ |
It was my lucky day to be referred to Dr. Firestone. I had a hip replacement in January and golfed in February. I was on my feet in no time and pain was minimal. I would of had this surgery a year ago if I had only known the phone number for Dr. Firestone!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
This is now three years post knee replacement by Dr Firestone After suffering severe pain in my right knee and having him deny the pain was from my right knee,it was from my left hip and knee. I went back to physical therapy. No relief was gain so I consulted an out of state surgeon. He immediately saw from my previous X-rays , at Dr. Firestone', that the one year x-ray noted loosening of the implant. I had a revision surgery in Dec. I could have been spared many months of severe pain .
in fountain hills, az |
Because of Dr. Firestone I have my life back. He did a left hip replacement on September 15th, 2016 and I am completely satisfied and out of pain. I'm back to cycling and all of my daily activities in just six weeks. Dr. Firestone is the only doctor that I would recommend for joint replacement. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you!
in Hinsdale, IL |
When my left hip needed replacement, the great experience I had when he replaced my right hip in 2012 made it an obvious choice. I was surprised to find that he had improved on the entire experience. I was in the hospital for a total of 30 hours. As with the first hip replacement, I do not know it is there. Since I am 80 years old, I appreciate each day without pain.
in P.OXBox 18600 |
Best ortho Doctor for joint replacements. I have 2 knee replacements and 2 hip replacements and they are the best. I am 92 yrs old and they have been in for 16 years. I am eternally grateful for the surgeries and care I have received from Dr Firestone. Dorothy ONeal
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