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"State of the art orthopedic surgery, focused on restoring health and activity."

Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Erik Stark specializes in sports medicine, cartilage repair and treatment of knee, shoulder and ankle conditions.

Erik Stark, MD

Erik Stark, MD

Board Certification in orthopedic Sports Medicine

Dr. Erik Stark is Board Certified in orthopedics and has an additional Board Certification in orthopedic Sports Medicine. He chose orthopedic surgery as a career because of his interest in mechanics and fascination with physical science.

  •  orthopedic Specialists of North County
  • UNC Hospitals
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Top Doctors 2020
Where Does It Hurt?

Are you living with pain? Have you suffered a recent injury? From diagnosis to treatment to recovery our team is here to help. Learn more about our specialties.

Patient Reviews
  • Buzzoid

    I'm 2 weeks out from my full right knee replacement surgery. The expertise and care from Dr. Stark and his entire staff has been amazing. THANK Y...

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  • Todd Chezum

    Great at what you're there to see him for. I see other posts about his personality that are not too favorable.. Does it really matter? he's an ex...

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  • Carolyn Dunn

    I'm very pleased with how efficient the staff is, although there seemed to be a problem with fax numbers in the beginning. Scheduled for knee sur...

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Cartilage Restoration (Osteochondral Allograft Bio Cartilage MACI) What Causes Cartilage Damage?

Traumatic sports injuries, repetitive use injuries, and traumatic auto and fall injuries, often cause cartilage damage, and lead to chronic pain and disability. With age, the cartilage on the ends of the bones, called articular cartilage, degenerates and is subject to Osteoarthritis. Read more

Recent Blog Articles
  • New Year, New Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Earlier this month, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Erik Stark had the opportunity to learn alongside one of the nation’s leading experts in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and patellar instability, Dr. Lee Pace of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center...

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  • Welcome to our patient focused website!

    Dr. Erik Stark is one of the leading providers of sports medicine and orthopaedic care in San Diego, CA. Dr. Stark’s mission is to be a comprehensive resource and solution for those suffering from Sports Medicine, Knee Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Shoulder Injuries...

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