Knee Replacement

San Diego

DR. David G Levinsohn

An orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, California and is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital. He graduated from University of the Witwatersrand in 1986 and has been in practice for 31 years. He completed a residency at University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Levinsohn also specializes in Sports Medicine.

With experience and empathy, he trys to develop an excellent rapport with all his patients so that he can understand and deliver the best possible care for each person. He is known to ease tension from time to time with a little humor.

Orthopedic surgery is a rapidly changing specialty. In 2010 he was re-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s newly created subspecialty of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association, and a Qualified Medical Examiner for injured workers in the State of California.

Knee Replacement Surgery

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia).
The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint.

Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. Ligaments join the knee bones and provide stability to the knee:

  • The anterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding backward on the tibia (or the tibia sliding forward on the femur).
  • The posterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding forward on the tibia (or the tibia from sliding backward on the femur).
  • The medial and lateral collateral ligaments prevent the femur from sliding side to side.

Two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci act as shock absorbers between the femur and tibia. Numerous bursae, or fluid-filled sacs, help the knee move smoothly.

Knee Injuries and Disorders

Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.

Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries.


He is a very personable Doctor. He listened to all I had to say about my injury. My surgery went very well and I am recovering faster than expected.
A. Maxwell
I have received really great care from Doctor Levinsohn for almost a year now. I am so happy that I landed here and highly recommend.
L. Janet
I was there for my medical examination. From setting up appointment, registration, consultation and check up process.
And my pleasant hassle free experience there reassured my right choice.
B. Scott
I would not recommend a long-term relationship with Dr. Levinsohn. I think for health care matters, you will get high quality care from him.
D. Lane
He truely cares about his patients,and takes time for the best care possible. Fully recommendation for him
M. Henry
He is a very personable Doctor. He listened to all I had to say about my injury.
L. Barkley

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