Bob Yin, MD is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Specialist. He is a proud member of the orthopedic department at St. Jude
Heritage Medical Group and St. Jude Medical Center.
After graduating with honors with a degree in biology from M.I.T., Dr.
Yin attended medical school at Columbia University. He completed orthopedic
surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Yin then completed his surgical Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan
Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he served as an Assistant
Team Physician to the LA Lakers, Dodgers, and Kings.
In his practice of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Yin’s primary goal is
to provide the highest quality, personalized care to each patient so that
they can return to work and recreational activities with minimal pain
and maximum function. He strives to achieve excellent patient outcomes
through individualized care. He has experience in treating athletes of
all ages and abilities, from little leaguers and weekend warriors to the
elite collegiate athlete. Dr. Yin is also particularly interested in treating
patients with chronic joint conditions, such as arthritis, who may need
more advanced surgeries such as joint replacement.
Dr. Yin’s approach is to provide conservative, non-surgical treatment
if this has a reasonable chance of success. When surgery becomes appropriate,
Dr. Yin offers surgical procedures of the shoulder, knee, and hip. These
include total knee replacement, knee ligament reconstruction (ACL), knee
meniscus procedures, shoulder instability repair, shoulder rotator cuff
repair, hip replacement, and hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Yin has a special interest in treating conditions affecting the hip
joint. He is formally trained in arthroscopy of the hip, which is a minimally-invasive
procedure used to treat both acute and chronic hip injuries in younger
patients who do not wish to consider hip replacement. For older patients
with more severe hip disease, Dr. Yin will perform total hip replacement,
including Direct Anterior total hip replacement.
When he is not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Yin enjoys volunteering
as the team physician for Canyon High School in Anaheim, where he is the
sideline physician at home varsity football games. He lives in north Orange
County with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys playing
golf, cooking, and spending time with his family