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Taylor R. Dunphy, MD

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About Dr. Taylor R. Dunphy

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Dr. Taylor R. Dunphy is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. He has a passion for treating athletes of all ages and has served as a team physician for the University of Southern California, where he helped care for the Trojan’s football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and track teams. Dr. Dunphy is committed to providing the highest quality patient care, and believes medicine is best performed through a collective, patient-centric approach. He focuses on creating individualized programs that are optimized to achieve the best results for each patient, with surgery oftentimes not being the first approach.

Dr. Dunphy’s practice has an emphasis in minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He utilizes modern biologic treatments and has expertise with more complex surgeries including multi-ligament knee reconstructions, cartilage restoration procedures, as well as shoulder replacements. Dr. Dunphy has an interest in advancing orthopedic research and state-of-the-art treatment procedures, and his work has been presented and recognized at national and international conferences and highlighted in publications such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Dunphy attended medical school at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Having completed his undergraduate studies, orthopedic surgery residency, and sports medicine fellowship in Los Angeles at USC, Dr. Dunphy is attuned to the lifestyles of Southern Californians. He and his wife reside in Orange County and enjoy hiking, skiing, sailing and playing tennis and golf.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Great-West/Cigna Healthcare PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Aliso Viejo
Education Medical Education - University of Texas - San Antonio
Residency - Keck School of Medicine of USC (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Keck School of Medicine of USC (Sports Medicine)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgey
Conditions Treated
  • Ankle Sprain (Sports Medicine)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Shin Splints (Sports Medicine)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • Tennis Elbow (Sports Medicine)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Fractures (Sports Medicine)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Patellar Tendonitis / Patella Tendonitis (Sports Medicine)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Baker's Cyst (Knee)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Bankart Lesion (Sports Medicine)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Erb's Palsy (Elbow)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Knee)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Hamstring Strain (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Little League / Elbow or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture (Knee)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • Labrum Tear (Hip)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Knee Cysts (Knee)
  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)