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Afshin Arianjam, MD

4.8 out of 5 (99 Ratings)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
Farsi, Spanish
St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
19333 Bear Valley Rd.
Suite 104
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Accepting New Patients
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St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
19333 Bear Valley Rd.
Suite 104
Apple Valley, CA 92308
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(760) 247-8462
(760) 247-8527
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Secondary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of Southern California- Los Angeles, CA - 2005
    • Residency
      San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program- San Francisco, CA - 2009
    • Fellowship
      Kaiser Permanente Orange County Sports Medicine- Irvine, CA - 2015
  • Biography



    Dr. Arianjam is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Joint Replacements. He graduated as a Renaissance Scholar magna cum laude at the University of Southern California. He then went on to the Keck School of Medicine at USC to finish his medical training before going to the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program. He then returned to Southern California to complete his surgical training with a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Orange County. Throughout his residency, he assisted four years as team physician of the Sacred Heart High School football team in San Francisco. During his Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship training, Dr. Arianjam attended Spring training with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Major League Baseball, and served as team physician for Santa Ana College Football, Tustin High School Football, and various athletes at the University of California Irvine. He currently serves as a team physician for Apple Valley High School.

    In addition to taking care of athletes, Dr. Arianjam has also performed considerable clinical research. Alongside one of the pioneers of shoulder arthroscopy, his work includes a 10 year follow­up study on the outcomes of the arthroscopic remplissage, a now widely-used procedure for shoulder instability. His most recent publication features work with a national community­-based ACL registry to identify which techniques give patients the best outcomes for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. He continuously strives to practice medicine and surgery with the most current evidence­-based literature. Many orthopedic injuries can be treated with nonsurgical remedies including physical rehabilitation exercises and medication. Dr. Arianjam helps guide and educate patients to make the right decision on their treatment.

    Some of the surgeries Dr. Arianjam performs include:

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    • Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Joint Reconstruction
    • Anterior Hip Replacement (Total Hip Arthroplasty)
    • Cartilage Repair
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Fracture (Broken Bone) Repair and Fixation
    • Hip Arthroscopy with Labral Repair
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement (Total Knee Arthroplasty)
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Reconstruction
    • Meniscus Repair
    • Medial PatelloFemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
    • Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release (in-office)
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction
    • Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total Shoulder Arthroplasty)
    • SLAP Repair


    1. Analysis of 2019 Patients Undergoing Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction From a Community- Based Registry.
      Arianjam A, Inacio MCS, Funahashi TT, Maletis GB.
      Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr 1:363546517700882. doi: 10.1177/0363546517700882. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 28426243
    2. Radiographic failure and rates of re-operation after acromioclavicular joint reconstruction: a comparison of surgical techniques.
      Spencer HT, Hsu L, Sodl J, Arianjam A, Yian EH.
      Bone Joint J. 2016 Apr;98-B(4):512-8. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B4.35935.
      PMID: 27037434
    3. Outcomes for intra-substance free coracoid graft in patients with antero-inferior instability and glenoid bone loss in a population of high-risk athletes at a minimum follow-up of 2 years.
      Arianjam A, Bell SN, Coghlan J, Old J, Sloan R.
      Shoulder Elbow. 2015 Jan;7(1):36-43. doi: 10.1177/1758573214557147. Epub 2014 Oct 30.
    4. Hill-Sachs remplissage, an arthroscopic solution for the engaging Hill-Sachs lesion: 2- to 10-year follow-up and incidence of recurrence.
      Wolf EM, Arianjam A.
      J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jun;23(6):814-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.09.009. Epub 2013 Dec 2.
      PMID: 24295834
    5. Biomechanical comparison of interference screw and cortical button with screw hybrid technique for distal biceps brachii tendon repair.
      Arianjam A, Camisa W, Leasure JM, Montgomery WH.
      Orthopedics. 2013 Nov;36(11):e1371-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20131021-17.
      PMID: 24200440
    6. Simplified diagnostic algorithm for Lauge-Hansen classification of ankle injuries.
      Okanobo H, Khurana B, Sheehan S, Duran-Mendicuti A, Arianjam A, Ledbetter S.
      Radiographics. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):E71-84. doi: 10.1148/rg.322115017. Review.
      PMID: 22411951
  • 2-Oct-2018
    #5. No medication.
    He is leaving. Very good ortho surgeon.
    With this dr. leaving the area, I just hope my insurance sends me to someone as good.
    Have already recommend provider to others.
    Little frustration that surgery had to be redone but understandable.
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