630 N. Alvernon Way, Suite 351
Tucson, AZ 85711
P: (520) 881-2600
F: (520) 881-2844

About Us

SAO is widely recognized as the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic services. The physicians of SAO have received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and in sub-specialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine and can diagnose and treat even the most complicated orthopedic conditions. A professional staff of Physician Assistants, Clinical Support Staff, X-Ray Technicians, and Administrative Personnel support the Physicians. Our Mission Is Simple – To provide exceptional quality care (Excellence In Orthopedics) in a professional and caring atmosphere.

SAO is one of Tucson’s most established Orthopedic Practices and the Premier Provider of Quality Orthopedic Services. We are a board-certified group of physician specialists that provides care for the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles and related structures which work together to power the extremities and spine. Our surgeons are leading experts in the conservative and surgical management of injuries and problems affecting the knee.



  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Neighborhood
  • Care 1st ONECare
  • Care More
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Tricare
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare “Humana Gold”
  • Mercy Care Plan/ Mercy Care Advantage (Medicare)
  • University Family Care (UFC)/ UFC Advantage (Medicare)
  • United Health Care (UHC)/ Pacificare
  • UHC Military & Veterans (Tricare)
  • UHC Community Care (APIPA)/ APIPA Medicare

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Adult Trauma


Pediatric Trauma


Industrial Injuries


Worker’s Compensation

Fracture Management

Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Total Joint Reconstruction

Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Orthopedic Oncology Disease


Orthopedic Metastatic Disease


Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement


Revision Hip and Knee Replacement


Total Shoulder Replacement

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Southern Arizona Orthopedics

630 N. Alvernon Way, Suite 351
Tucson, AZ 85711
P: (520) 881-2600
F: (520) 881-2844

Practice Manager

Rose Marsh