Dr. William Stetson Dr. Stetson specializes in sports medicine with an expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. He has first hand knowledge of athletic injuries and the desire that all of us have to “get back in the game”. He is an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is the team physician on the USA Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams and was with both teams in London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The office in Burbank utilizes leading edge diagnostic solutions to assess and repair knee injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, and conditions relating to Arthritis .  State-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery techniques such as arthroscopic surgery means faster recovery times. Dr. Stetson specializes in the following orthopedic and sports medicine procedures:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscectomy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy

Use our Online Appointment Request form or contact Dr. Stetson at: Stetson Powell Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 191 South Buena Vista Street, Suite 470 Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 848-3030 Dr. Stetson is a preferred provider with Medicare, Workers Compensation and most PPO plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare and many more. The master list of insurances accepted by Dr. Stetson can be found here.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ national campaign, A Nation in Motion, shares the stories of more than 600 patients whose lives have been saved or restored through access to high-quality orthopaedic care. Click on image to Read More and/or watch the video.

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LA Magazine Awards Dr. Stetson




Dr. Stetson has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists”

Dr. Stetson has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists” since 2007  by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, DC. This is the fifth year in a row that Dr. Stetson has received this honor. In 2007, he was also recognized as one of “America’s Top Physicians” and one of “America’s Top Surgeons.”

The selection process is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, and affiliations with professional associations. No fees, sponsorships, donations or advertising are accepted from physicians or healthcare facilities to insure an unbiased selection. For more information, the website is www.consumersresearchcncl.org.

    Comprehensive Shoulder Course



    Dr. Stetson recently traveled to Timișoara, Romania to participate in the Comprehensive Shoulder Course hosted by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). As one of the two American faculty members at the conference, Dr. Stetson is leading the way in teaching Romanian surgeons current techniques used in the treatment of shoulder trauma, instability and rotator cuff disease.

    Dr. Stetson has been heavily involved in international orthopedic educational endeavors throughout his career. He has served as the Chairman of the International Committee of AAOS for the past four years. Prior to that, he served on the committee for three years. In these roles he has organized and participated in educational trips to Romania, Cuba, and Argentina, to name just a few. Although Dr. Stetson will be stepping down as Chairman this year, he plans to continue pursuing his passion for international service and education. 

    More information about this program can be found on the AAOS Website:


    Volunteer Saturday, January 10, 2015

    On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Lee volunteered their time to operate on several patients who do not have insurance. We would like to thank the entire staff at the Glendale Endoscopy and Surgery Center for donating their time to this great cause. We would also like to thank RTI, Smith and Nephew, Parcus and Depuy-Mitek for donating surgical equipment. Pictured above are the interns with Dr. Stetson before the first surgery of the day.

    The Hollywood Reporter: Industry Favorite

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    On September 10th, 2014 Dr. Scott Powell and Dr. William Stetson were highlighted as Industry Favorites in The Hollywood Reporter article “Hollywood’s Top Doctor’s Revealed: Exclusive Survey”. Dr. Powell and Dr. Stetson noted their work with the hard working people in Hollywood who put in long hours and work through a lot of pain. The article also notes some of the celebrities and professional athletes the doctors have treated. Read more HERE.

    Dr. Stetson Travels to Costa Rica with Operation Arthroscopy and Orthopaedics Overseas

    Dr. Stetson recently traveled to Costa Rica on behalf of Orthopaedics Overseas and in association with Operation Arthroscopy, a non-profit organization that he founded with his wife. The mission of Operation Arthroscopy is to “bring orthopedics and arthroscopy to a world in need.” During his time in Costa Rica, Dr. Stetson worked with Dr. Fernando Contreras pictured here on the left and his anesthesiologist (on the right) to bring new shoulder arthroscopy equipment and  skills to the people of Costa Rica.

    If you have any interest in contributing to this cause, please contact Stetson Powell Orthopedics via phone, 818) 848-3030 or email to business manager Scott DiCesare at scott@stetsonpowell.com.

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