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Joint Pain

About Dr. Jeff Kimball, MD

I specialize in the treatment of shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle injuries using the most advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.  I am fellowship trained in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at the renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI).  There, I trained under some of the world leading experts in shoulder,  hip, knee and ankle arthroscopic surgery including Dr. Richard Ferkel, Dr. Mark Getelman, and Dr. Carlos Guanche.  I believe that preserving your own native joint when possible will often give you the best outcome. 


Because I believe that joint preservation is such an important option to offer my patients, I spent additional time learning from renowned joint preservation and cartilage repair/transplant surgeon Dr. Tom Minas.  I utilize joint preservation techniques including autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI), allograft cartilage transplantation, micronized cartilage implantation and realignment osteotomies (bone realignment cuts).


In cases where joint disease is too advanced for joint preservation, I am also happy to offer the complete spectrum of care including total joint replacement for the the shoulder, hip, and knee.   I love treating patients from the budding to the elite athlete as well as the retiree who wants to stay active with as little pain as possible.  Come see me in clinic and lets discuss what we can do together to help you return to the activities that you love!

Education & Training

Medical School (2013-2017) - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency (2017-2022) - Orthopedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Fellowship (2022-2023) - Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Joint Reconstruction, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA

Fellowship (August 2023) - Complex Knee Preservation, Cartilage Repair/Transplant and Reconstruction, Paley Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Tom Minas, West Palm Beach, FL

Dr Jeff Kimball
Dr Jeff Kimball and mentor Dr Richard Ferkel

Dr. Kimball's Research and Publications

I believe that staying up to date on the most current Orthopedic research allows me to offer my patients the best care.  Staying up to date involves both reading the latest research on techniques and treatment as well as being personally involved in the study of these same treatments and techniques.  By staying active in Orthopedic research, I find that I am continually working to become a better surgeon, rather than settling into outdated methods.  Feel free to ask me about my current research endeavors to improve my personal practice of Orthopedics, as well as those of the entire Orthopedic community of physicians and surgeons.

Woodard, DR; Kimball, JS; Riggs, TP; Gulbrandsen, MT; Syed, HM . Well-leg compartment syndrome due to hemilithotomy positioning after arthroscopic reconstruction of the PCL. Journal of Orthopedic Case Reports. 2023, June:13(6)


Kimball, JS; Carlson, D. Anterior hip heterotopic ossification after traumatic anterior hip dislocation in a non-head injured pediatric patient: A case report. Journal of Orthopedic Case Reports. 2022, June:12(6)


Kimball, JS; Gowd, AK; Waterman, BR; Sherman, SL; Chahla, J; Amin, NH; Liu, J. Techniques of cement augmented suture anchors compared to nonaugmented anchors of the proximal humerus during rotator cuff repair: a systematic review. Journal of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2021, November; 6(6):349-355


Kimball, JS; Johnson, JP, Carlson, D. Current Concepts Review – Oxidative stress and osteoporosis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2021; August; 4;103(15):1451-1461


Kimball, JS; Ruckle, DE; Rajfer, RA; Johnson, JP. Anatomic analysis of a percutaneous fixation technique for the posterior malleolus using posterior to anterior directed cannulated screws: a cadaveric study and technique description. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Global Research and Reviews. 2021, February; 18;5(2).


Samdani, AF; Hwang, SW; Singla, A; Bennett, JT; Ames, RJ; Kimball, JS. Outcomes of patients with syringomyelia undergoing spine deformity surgery: do large syrinxes behave differently from small? The Spine Journal. 2017, October; 17(10):1406-1411.


Samdani, AF; Ames, RJ; Kimball, JS; Pahys, JM; Grewal, H; Pelletier, GJ; Betz, RR. Anterior vertebral body tethering for immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: one-year results on the first 32 patients. European Spine Journal. 2015, July; 24(7):1533-9.


Hwang, SW; Safain, MG; King, JJ; Kimball, JS; Ames, R; Betz, RR; Cahill, PJ; Samdani, AF. Management of spinal cord injury-related scoliosis using pedicle screw-only constructs. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2015, February; 22(2):185-91


Samdani, AF; Ames, RJ; Kimball, JS; Pahs, JM; Grewal, H; Pelletier, GJ; Betz, RR. Anterior vertebral body tethering for idiopathic scoliosis: two-year results. Spine. September 15, 2014 39(20):1688-93


Bennett, JT; Hoashi, JS; Ames, RJ; Kimball, JS; Pahys, JM; Samdani, AF. The posterior pedicle screw construct: 5-year results for thoracolumbar and lumbar curves. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2013, December; 19(6):658-63


Ames, RJ; Samdani, AS; Kimball, JS; Betz, RR. Progressive fusionless correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with the anterior vertebral body tether: A case study. Temple University Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. 2013, May


Hwang, SW; Dubaz, OM; Ames, RJ; Rothkrug, A; Kimball, JS; Samdani, AF. The impact of direct vertebral body derotation on the lumbar prominence in Lenke Type 5C curves. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2012, October; 17(4):308-13


Hwang, SW; Samdani, AF; Wormser, B; Amin, H; Kimball, JS; Ames, RJ; Rothkrug, AS; Cahill, PJ. Comparison of 5-year outcomes between pedicle screw and hybrid constructs in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2012, September; 17(3):212-9

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