Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Firestone
Accepting new patients
10250 N 92nd St Ste 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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(480) 237-5727

Dr. Theodore Firestone, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firestone to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Firestone's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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very high

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

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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

4.6

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
89.04109589041096%
(65)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.73972602739726%
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1 Star
6.8493150684931505%
(5)
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Dr Firestone is excellent, probably the best in the valley. But it makes me sad that once you turn 65 he won't keep you as his patient. He will tell you right up front that he doesn't want to do surgery for a limited Medicare amount when he can charge a full amount to private insurance. I find that very sad.
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MJ Harbour – Sep 03, 2020
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This is my second hip replacement by Dr. Firestone. I chose Dr. Firestone for the first one because I was an emergency and our Canadian single-payer health care system could not accommodate me. Dr. Firestone's personalized attention and the amazing successful outcome caused me to return again to Dr. Firestone at my own expense. My second one was complicated by the need to remove fracture repair hardware first. I knew how skilled and caring Dr. Firestone is and did not wish to trust any other surgeon with this complicated replacement. I consider Dr. Firestone to be highly professional, exceptionally personable and a very fine gentleman.
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Gordon Miller – Mar 20, 2020
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Among the best and maybe the best there is, both knees done, minimum pain 3-4 level, fast recovery. Great team hand chosen by him. Great hospital. NO REGRETS. When ok is not ok. 1,500 miles for the privilege of his surgery. Latest tecnology, Pain management and great recovery.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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walter owen – Jan 25, 2020
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Absolutely amazing!
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Fannie Linaberger – Dec 11, 2019
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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”????
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eileen Miller in Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 08, 2019
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Andrew Rabinowitz MD – Jul 02, 2019
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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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May 20, 2019
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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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Apr 12, 2019
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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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Apr 05, 2019
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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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Mar 31, 2019
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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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Mar 25, 2019
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Mar 09, 2019
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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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Pauli in Eckville, Canada, Canad – Dec 12, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg O in Scottsdale , AZ – Aug 03, 2018
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can only rate at 5 star-if 5 star is best possible Dr. Firestone is an easy 10. I was crippled by 2 very unsuccessful hip surgeries. I was faced with a future of being permanently crippled. No other dr. would take on a case as difficult-Dr. Firestone did. The outcome was nothing short of miraculous-he fixed me. I strongly urge anyone with joint issues to see him first and avoid all possible problems. If you find yourself in a difficult position as I did -do not waste time with any other dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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larry fosholt in peoria, AZ – Jun 13, 2018
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Outstanding, eternally grateful for the freedom to walk, that Dr. Firestone gave me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ross in Whislter – Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Firestone replaced my left hip in 2014 and now 11-30-17 my right hip. I went back to him because of the great results with my left hip. He constantly improves his procedures and this time after 10 days I am walking with a cane already. I am a 75 year old lady and not athletic. I think he is a great surgeon and has an excellent staff assisting him. You know, when even the nurses in the hospital say he is the best, that gives you a lot of confidence.. Very satisfied patient.
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Ann in Surprise,AZ – Dec 18, 2017
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Even in the face of blocked carotid arteries and risks of lower blood pressure by anaesthetics, Dr Firestone and his team developed a risk managed method to replace my wife's hip. They were simply outstanding. She is only 5 weeks out and is walking normally without assistance. She has a life back and the depression of pain is gone. We are so appreciative of all that Dr Firestone has done for us.
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Graham Lock in Canmore, AB – Dec 16, 2017
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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
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Chuck Otto in Rio Verde. Az.Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 17, 2017
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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!!!
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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 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.comLess...

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
NYU Langone Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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Locations

Practice

10250 N 92nd St Ste 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Joint Replacement Ctr-Scottsdl

The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale20401 N 73rd St Ste 160 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
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