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Scott P Fischer M.D.

(714) 634-4567
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder
Medical Practice:
  • Orthopedic Specialty Institute
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
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280 South Main Street, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
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Education & Training

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin Medical School (Medical Doctor)
Internship - University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (General Surgery)
Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Internship - So Cal Sports Med & Ortho Med Group (Sports Medicine)

Accepted Health Plans

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Physician Bio

Dr. Fischer is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is one of the managing partners of the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute where his clinical practice is devoted to the treatment of injuries and orthopaedic disorders of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Fischer is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr. Fischer has been a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North American, teaching surgeons from around the world the principals and techniques of arthroscopic shoulder surgery at their Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois for many years. He has been a guest lecturer in shoulder and upper extremity surgery at the Wrightington Hospitals in Wigand, England where the original, pioneering work in total joint replacement surgery took place, and he has been grand rounds lecturer at the University of California, Irvine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

“Dr. Fischer has been a frequent instructor on various topics of arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgical techniques at many local, national, and international orthopaedic surgery meetings each year.”
He is the co-editor of a textbook on the techniques of shoulder and elbow surgery, and has published several articles on the treatment of both knee and shoulder injuries. Dr. Fischer consults with several orthopaedic device manufacturers on the research, design, and development of surgical instruments and implants. He was one of sixteen shoulder surgeons selected in this country to be a clinical investigator in the FDA study of a special total shoulder replacement prosthesis for patients who have both arthritis and severe rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Fischer is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, the California Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Association.


During his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, he received the Theodure Herfurth Award for excellence as an intern.

Conditions Treated

  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Pediatric Orthopedics)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)