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Robert C. Grumet, M.D.

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About Dr. Robert C. Grumet

Dr. Robert Grumet is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. He is fellowship-trained in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip with a special emphasis in cartilage restorative procedures and hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Grumet grew up in Colorado before becoming a permanent resident of Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Grumet also earned his medical degree from USC where he was a Dean’s Scholar for the Junior/Senior curriculum. For his orthopedic residency, he trained at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago under Drs. Bach, Cole, Romeo, Nicholson, Verma and Bush-Joseph.

While at Rush, Dr. Grumet participated as one of the team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and the White Sox. He currently works with Chapman University, Irvine High School, Crean Lutheran, USA Softball and the Women's Tennis Association. He has had extensive experience in caring for athletes at all levels.

Dr. Grumet has received many awards and honors including Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Award, and the Senior Resident Research Awards. He has contributed to the advancement of sports medicine through his research and has published extensively on topics including rotator cuff pathology and repair, shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction and revision, and cartilage restoration. Dr. Grumet has also served as an instructor for orthopedic surgical residents.

Dr. Grumet is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, California Orthopaedic Association and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has also been honored as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

In his free time, Dr. Grumet enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and following both collegiate and professional athletics.

Insurances Accepted

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 the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Aliso Viejo
Education Medical Education - University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Internship - UC Irvine Medical Center (General Surgery)
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center (Sports Medicine)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Synovitis of the Hip (Hip)
  • Bankart Lesion (Sports Medicine)
  • Snapping Hip (Hip)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Cysts (Knee)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • IT Band Syndrome / Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Hip)
  • Hamstring Strain (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Runner's Knee (Knee)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Bursitis of the Hip / Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture (Knee)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Groin Pain (Hip)
  • Little League / Elbow or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Muscle Injury (Knee)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • Strained Hip (Hip)
  • Sprains and Strains (Sports Medicine)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Runner's Knee / Chondromalacia Patella (Sports Medicine)
  • Groin Pain (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Knee)
  • Labrum Tear (Hip)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Pelvic Fracture (Hip)
  • Sports Concusion (Sports Medicine)
  • Tennis Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Anterior Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Knee Bursitis / Goosefoot (Knee)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • Sports Hernia (Hip)
  • Osteoporosis (Hip)
  • Ankle Sprain (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Fractured Hip (Hip)
  • Fractures (Sports Medicine)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Shin Splints (Sports Medicine)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • IT Band Syndrome / Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Knee)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Hip)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Bone Cyst (Hip)
  • Synovitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteoporosis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Sciatica (Hip)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Femur Fracture (Hip)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Patellar Tendonitis / Patella Tendonitis (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Hip / Hip Dislocation (Hip)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Hip Sprain (Hip)
  • Baker's Cyst (Knee)
  • Hip Cyst (Hip)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)