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About Krishna R. Cidambi, MD

Krishna R. Cidambi, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements. His areas of expertise include anterior total hip replacement (minimally invasive hip replacement), posterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.

He also performs surgeries to repair fractures around total hip and knee replacements (periprosthetic fractures), as well as surgeries to fix failed joint replacements (complex revision joint replacement surgery).

Dr. Cidambi believes in a patient-centered approach and is passionate about educating patients and their families so that they understand their hip and knee conditions and all treatment options available to them.

His research examines a range of topics related to improving outcomes for individuals who need a joint replacement, including component position and implant selection in anterior total hip arthroplasty and the use of computer navigation systems for total joint replacement. He has also published on the use of gap balancing and intraoperative force sensors to improve total knee arthroplasties.

Dr. Cidambi completed fellowship training in total joint replacements at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and was a research fellow in orthopedic bioengineering at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. He earned his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Cidambi is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, basketball, hiking and travel.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-09-05

Conditions and Treatments

  • Periprosthetic Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Replacement
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted