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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Carlos A. Prietto, MD

Specialty
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Orange
280 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Orange
280 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569
Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Secondary Office

Address
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute - Irvine
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Suite 511
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone
(714) 634-4567
Fax
(714) 634-4569

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of California - 1973
    • Internship
      LA County/USC Medical Center - 1974
    • Residency
      University of California - 1978
    • Fellowship
      Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Areas of Interest

    Knee Replacement
    Sports Medicine

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    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.
    A native Californian, Dr. Prietto completed both his Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Education at Gonzaga University. He taught high school science and coached basketball for a short period before going on to medical school and graduating from the University of California, Irvine with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. His internship was performed at Los Angeles - USC Medical Center and an orthopaedic residency at the University of California, Irvine. A sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Inglewood, CA followed thereafter.
    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 for 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.