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About Practice

Ortho 1 Medical Group is a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in orthopedic care located in San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, and Coronado, California. The practice is home to a team of leading, board-certified orthopedic surgeons.

Ortho 1 Medical Group focuses on minimally invasive treatments to reduce downtime and allow their patients to recover as quickly as possible. The team offers ankle, knee, wrist, and shoulder arthroscopy to repair the damage without the risks of traditional open surgery.

Ortho 1 Medical Group is proud to announce our premier back pain treatments that will help reduce, relieve and improve your overall quality of life coming January 2024. 

For patients who do need more extensive treatments, the orthopedic surgeons at Ortho 1 Medical Group boast training in procedures like total joint replacement, open reduction internal fixation, and arthroscopies. Ortho 1 Medical Group can handle all sports related injuries as well.

Many trained athletes also visit Ortho 1 Medical Group surgeons for their expertise in sports medicine. Our team uses innovative diagnostics and minimally invasive surgery to help athletes recover from their injuries and return to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Call Ortho 1 Medical Group today or go online to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons.

Accepted Insurances

Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding insurance or payment options.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield California
Mercy Physicians Medical Group
Sharp Community Medical Group
Tricare For Life
Tricare Prime
United Healthcare

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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "So happy I chose this office!"

    Ellie T.
  • Yelp

    "I would highly rate the office, staff, facility , and most of all doctor Norman Kane, everyone was on their A-game !"

    Kathy L.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Kane knows what he's talking about and I'm glad I went to see him for my knee problems."

    Sky L.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Downing is a highly skilled surgeon. He was able to successfully correct the work of another hand surgeon"

    Llan A.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Downing is a very gifted surgeon. I am so very pleased with the outcome of the elbow surgery he performed and the after care I received."

    Janice N.
  • Healthgrades

    "The staf was very nice, I am very pleased and thankful with Dr. Downing."

    Teresa D.
  • Healthgrades

    "His knowledge and expertise is unparalleled. He shows much patience and has a great bed side manner."

    Ken P.
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