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Carlos A Prietto MD

(714) 634-4567
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee
  • Shoulder & Elbow
280 South Main Street, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
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Education & Training

Medical Education - University of California, Irvine School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Internship - University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC (General Surgery)
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery)

Physician Bio

Dr. Carlos Prietto is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine. He is the managing partner of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute of Orange County where his clinical practice is devoted to arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, sports medicine, and knee replacements.

Early in his orthopaedic career, Dr. Prietto established a Neuro-Muscular basic science laboratory on the medical school campus at the University of California, Irvine.
He has published numerous scientific articles on both basic science and clinical levels, and lectured extensively on sports medicine topics. He teaches arthroscopic surgical procedures to other orthopaedic surgeons in a variety of settings both here and abroad.

Dr. Prietto has been Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of California, Irvine and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Western Orthopaedic Association. He is the Head Team Physician for the University of California, Irvine Athletic Program and team physician for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA.

He has been honored by his peers in Orange Coast Magazine three times as one of the “Top Docs” for his work as an orthopaedic surgeon in Orange County. He has also been recognized by the University of California, Irvine Medical School as a Distinguished Alumnus.