This orthopedic and sports medicine practice specializes in complex knee & shoulder diagnosis and repair using advanced arthroscopic techniques with the patient under local or regional anesthesia.

ALAN J. ROTHBART M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.S. has been in orthopedic practice for 34 years and has developed the skills and expertise to diagnose and repair complicated problems of the shoulder and knee using advanced surgical and arthroscopic techniques while the patient is under local or regional anesthesia.

Arthroscopic surgery involves exposing a joint, such as the knee or shoulder, through small incisions using special instruments that allow the surgeon to explore and operate microscopically within the joint. Arthroscopy leads to more exacting surgery with

  • direct visualization
  • fewer complications
  • faster recovery 
  • The advantages of using local or regional anesthesia include
  • no pain during or after surgery
  • reduced recovery times
  • less discomfort
  • faster rehabilitation
  • patients return to work the next day after routine arthroscopic procedures
  • Dr. Rothbart has successfully performed over 3,000 arthroscopic cases, including rotator cuff and anterior cruciate repairs, using only local or regional anesthesia.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

    Other orthopedic and sports related injuries are treated including total joint replacements. The practice has contracts with Medicare, managed care providers and workman's compensation carriers.  When a patient is not covered by a contract, special arrangements can be made.


    2525 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona 85282  U.S.A.
    Tel (480) 968-9293      Fax (480) 804-1737

    Approximately 3 miles south of the 202 from Scottsdale / Rural exit

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