University of Arizona College of Medicine
Kostas Economopoulos, M.D.
Dr. Economopoulos is fellowship trained in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He is a native of Phoenix where he attended Brophy College Prep. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Returning to Phoenix, he completed residencies in both general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. He then spent a year as a sports medicine fellow at the University of Virginia specializing in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. While a fellow at the University of Virginia, he functioned as a team physician taking care of the Division I athletes at the University of Virginia and James Madison University. He completed his training with a 6 month hip arthroscopy fellowship in Melbourne, Australia with John O’Donnell, a pioneer in hip arthroscopy and one of the highest volume hip arthroscopists in the world. Dr. Economopoulos is one of few orthopaedic surgeons in the United States to complete a concentrated fellowship in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).
Dr. Economopoulos’ clinical interests include the arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee and shoulder injuries. He has special interest in the treatment of hip and groin disorders in the young athlete and specializes in the arthroscopic treatment of FAI and labral tears of the hip. His general surgery background gives him a unique understanding of groin pain in young athletes, and he has been trained in the Minimal Repair technique for the treatment of sports hernias. In addition to hip injuries, he is fellowship trained in the arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries including knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair. He also performs knee and hip replacements and is trained in the anterior approach to the hip. Dr. Economopoulos has published multiple papers and book chapters on the topics of hip, knee and shoulder disorders in athletes and has presented his research at both national and international sports conferences.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.
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