San Diego Top Doctor 2023

Dr. Scott Hacker is a San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, sports medicine, cartilage restoration, orthobiologics, regenerative orthopedics, arthroscopy, joint replacement and robotic surgery.  He has extensive experience in cartilage repair.  He performs regenerative medicine, or ‘orthobiologic’ treatments including platelet rich plasma injections.  Dr. Hacker is a leader in Mako Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery as one of the few ‘Top Doctor’ San Diego Orthopedic Surgeons with this advanced training and years of experience. He cares for athletes of all ages.

Dr. Hacker serves a Principal Investigator for FDA approved clinical trials.  He offers new cutting-edge surgical and biologic treatments at Horizon Clinical Research.  These treatments are only available through his clinical research site. He consults internationally on the design and execution of clinical trials and serves as a medical monitor for orthopedic and other clinical trials. 

‘I am passionate about improving your quality of life and helping you reach your personal goals.  Your success is my success: To help get you moving again to live the life you want. I look forward to caring for you.’

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Meet Dr. Hacker

I am a fellowship trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in San Diego, California.


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Total Knee Replacement
Scott Hacker MD

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures performed today.  It is done primarily for osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is the progressive degeneration of the surfaces of the knee

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