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Dr. Scott Taber Ball, MD
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Dr. Scott Taber Ball, MD

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    Overview

    Scott Ball, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery for both the hip and knee, and salvage reconstruction for failed joint replacements. Using minimally invasive approaches, he helps facilitate reduced complication rates and faster recovery. Dr. Ball has expertise in hip resurfacing surgery, a technique that is used to preserve the hip bone, allowing younger patients with good bone quality to resume high levels of activity in sports such as surfing, skiing, basketball, and running.His care emphasizes a comprehensive, personalized approach and open communication with patients. Dr. Ball also strives for individuals to go through treatment smoothly, with as little psychological stress as possible, and the full comfort of knowing they are in expert hands. His ultimate goal is for patients to have a rapid return to a high quality of life. Dr. Ball has been honored with awards for clinical and basic science research and has published a number of articles on the subjects of hip resurfacing, cartilage tissue engineering and osteochondral allografts. He is currently studying the effects of hip replacement on the muscles surrounding the hip, to optimize post-operative muscle function and recovery. He is also doing research to understand the underlying mechanism of complications from metal-on-metal implants to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected reactions. A regional expert on this topic, Dr. Ball is frequently consulted by surgeons on adverse reactions to hardware used for joint replacement surgery.He completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles and residency training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) in Philadelphia. Dr. Ball was named a top doctor in orthopedic surgery by the San Diego Medical Society in both 2009 and 2010. He was also honored as a San Diego Health Care Champion finalist in the San Diego Business Journal in 2010.Outside of work, Dr. Ball enjoys surfing, skiing and travel. He is married and has two children.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/surgery/ortho/Pages/default.aspx.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Orthopedic Surgery (Residency)

    University California (Internship)

    University California (Residency)

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Other Degree - Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles

    Medical Degree - Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia

    Medical Degree - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Medical Degree - Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Languages

    Spanish

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Scott Ball, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Scott Ball, may include:

    Orthopedic Consultation, Spinal Cord Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Follow Up, Spinal Cord Tumor, Spine Specialist Consultation, Spine Specialist Follow Up, Vertebroplasty, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Brace, Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Cord Second Opinion, Laminectomy, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip and Knee Surgery Consultation, Hip and Knee Surgery Follow Up, Orthopedic Reconstruction Consultation, Hand and Wrist Reconstruction, Orthopedic Reconstruction Follow Up, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Osteotomy, Ligament Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma Follow Up, Deformity Correction (Post Trauma), Joint Contracture Release, Limb Reconstruction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery, Spine Immobilization, Allograft Reconstruction, Nail Cement Spacer Reconstruction, Prosthetics, Osteotomy, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Fingers Reconstruction, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Spinal Infusions, Kyphoplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Casting and Splinting, Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Realignment, Spinal Cord Surgery Consultation, Orthopedic Second Opinion, Independent Medical Exam (Orthopedic), Orthopedic Consultation (Spine), Orthopedic Follow Up (Spine), Diskectomy / Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Consultation, Arthrodesis, Arthropathy, Orthopedic Consultation (Ankle), Orthopedic Follow Up (Ankle), Ankle Second Opinion, Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Follow up and Viscosupplementation

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Encinitas: Garden View - Orthopedics

    1200 Garden View Road

    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (858) 657-8200

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center - Surgical Services

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Orthopedic Surgery

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-8200

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    Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health

    9300 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Encinitas: Garden View

    1200 Garden View Road

    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (760) 536-7700

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6222

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Scott Ball accepting new patients?

    Yes, Scott Ball is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Scott Ball offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Ball's office at (858) 657-8200 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Scott Ball offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Ball's office at (858) 657-8200 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Scott Ball speak?

    Scott Ball speaks English and Spanish.

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