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Dr. Mark Schultzel is San Diego's premier orthopedic surgeon. Offering expertise in cutting-edge surgical techniques, from minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery to complex joint arthroplasty using 3-D printing and augmented reality, he proudly serves his patients in the San Diego community. His care philosophy is to combine his skills with patient-centered empathetic care for all patients seeking treatment for musculoskeletal injuries to provide a concierge-level of service for his patients.

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Sports Surgery Various sports related surgeries.
Sports injuries to cartilage structures in the joint, like the labrum and meniscus, are very common. Using minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques, we can repair these torn structures to better preserve the joint, to reduce the risk of early-onset arthritis.
Rotator Cuff Surgery Treatment for rotator cuff injuries
Rotator cuff tears are exceedingly common in the over 50 crowd and are fixed using a minimally invasive technique called arthroscopy. In arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, the rotator cuff is stitched with strong Kevlar-like stitches, and placed through a bioabsorbable anchor, which is used to re-attach the tendon to the bone.
Fracture Care Treatments of fractures of shoulder and elbow.
Broken bones happen, but many can be fixed. Using plates, screws, nails/rods, and sometimes even joint replacement, we use the newest technology and clinically validated techniques to restore anatomic alignment and function.
Arthritis Care Services related to treatment of arthritis.
Arthritis is inflammation of a joint due to loss of cartilage, and is a very common orthopaedic condition. We treat arthritis with many techniques, from medication to bracing, physical therapy, injections, and joint replacement surgery.
Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow treatment.
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury affecting the lateral (or outside) part of the elbow. Treatment options can range from medications to bracing, occupational therapy, injections, and surgical debridement.
Carpal Tunnel Carpal tunnel related treatments.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to compression of the median nerve, which can cause painful numbness and tingling in the fingers. We use safe, evidence-based techniques to release the transverse carpal ligament and safely free the nerve from compression.
Trigger Finger Treatment of trigger finger.
Trigger finger is a condition where the pulleys guiding the tendons in the finger become thickened and inflamed. The result is a “sticking” or triggering of the finger in flexion. Treatments may include medications, hand therapy, injections, and surgical release.
Injections Injections to treat various orthopedic issues.
Injections into joints can be a useful tool for pain control and healing in musculoskeletal injuries. Injection types include steroids, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma, and can be delivered accurately using ultrasound guidance.


Dr. Mark Schultzel provides treatment with the most prominent medical networks in the San Diego area including Scripps, Sharp, and Palomar Health.

Medical Associations

Dr. Mark Schultzel is a proud member of some of the most prominent orthopedic medical associations in the country:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the pre-eminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world, engaging in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
  • American Orthopaedic Association.
    The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is an orthopaedic honor society that recognizes the top 10% of orthopaedic surgeons, who have distinguished themselves in among their colleagues through their leadership, mentorship, altruism, integrity, professionalism, and high quality standards for patient care.
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
    The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is an elite shoulder and elbow society, made up of the leading experts in the world from orthopaedic surgeons who have received fellowship training in shoulder and elbow musculoskeletal care.
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
    The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) exists to serve the best interest of the public and the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.


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Dr. Schultzel is available at one of three locations within the greater San Diego area.