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  • La Jolla9834 Genesee Ave, Suite 228,
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Chula Vista750 Medical Center Court, Suite 14,
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • San Diego7910 Frost Street, Suite 340,
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • Coronado230 Prospect Place, Suite 230,
    Coronado, CA 92118
My Care Philosophy

“To Provide the Absolute Best, Expedient, and Individualized Patient Care”

Dr. Kusnezov focuses on the most contemporary, evidence-based practices surrounding patient-centered care, with an emphasis on conservative management, joint preservation, and regenerative medicine in an effort to help patients avoid surgery, if at all possible, while maintaining the absolute best quality of life.

While surgery may often be necessary to restore and improve pain and function, Dr. Kusnezov implements the latest technological advancements with the goal of early mobilization and rapid recovery through soft tissue preservation, multimodal pain control, and early post-operative rehabilitation protocols. Dr. Kusnezov believes that patient expectation is key to optimizing outcomes, and he focuses on thoroughly educating his patients on what to realistically expect pre- and post-operatively while promoting inter-departmental coordination in order to ensure that each patient is on track with the most expedited recovery possible.


Dr. Kusnezov has extensive experience in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder, as well as the management of complex sports and traumatic injuries. His interests currently live in muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement, state-of-the-art robotic joint replacement, and rapid recovery post-operative protocols.

Nicholas Kusnezov, MD

MeetNicholas Kusnezov, MD, FAAOS

Board-Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonFellowship Trained Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist

Dr. Nicholas Kusnezov is a premier, nationally-recognized, board-certified, and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in primary and revision total joint replacement. He has extensive experience in management of arthritis and deformity as well as complex sports and traumatic injuries, to include advanced reconstructive procedures of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle.

He currently practices in Southern California, serving the greater San Diego and La Jolla areas as the joint replacement specialist with Ortho 1 Medical Group.

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FAAOS Status – Why is this important?

"It is an honor to be recognized and elected as a Fellow of the AAOS. This designation represents a culmination of my academic and professional pursuits and ongoing commitment to delivering the absolute best quality and evidence-based care to my patients".

FAAOS stands for "Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons". This designation is proudly displayed by surgeons who have completed all the stringent requirements to qualify for membership and represents a commitment to quality, professional development, and continuous education.

This FAAOS designation distinguishes orthopaedic surgeons from other healthcare specialists as true leaders of your musculoskeletal health team with the level of skills, training, experience and professionalism consistent with the high standards established by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Patient Testimonials
  • Dr Kusnezov completely replaced both knees at Ft Campbell. I am completely excited with the outcome of the procedure. Fantastic change in lifestyle thanks to Dr Kusnezov!!

    ~ Self-Verified Patient ~

  • I was told 7 years ago I had to wait until I was 60 to have total knee replacement. I retired with over 20 years of military service and at 39 started teaching Zumba. I had to finally stop at 48 I was having so much knee pain and the steroid injections wasn’t giving me any relief. One of my studen...

    ~ Daniel Mayberry ~

  • I’m not sure how to put into words how Dr. Kusnezov and his team changed my life. He did a right hip replacement on me and now I can serve out the rest of my military career without enduring severe pain every day. He is an outstanding Surgeon and I will recommend him to anyone.

    ~ Robert Langley ~

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