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Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Carlsbad, CA

Dr. Jon Kelly has been providing patients in the San Diego, CA, area with top-quality orthopedic care for more than 25 years, entering private practice after completing his service as a naval commander with the U.S. Navy in 1995. At his state-of-the-art practice in Carlsbad, CA, Dr. Kelly provides care for patients throughout Southern California, including patients from Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Kelly performs comprehensive evaluations of joint and orthopaedic injuries and diseases as well as advanced surgical care for knee injuries, shoulder injuries, and injuries to minor joints of the hands, wrists, ankles and feet. Skilled in both traditional “open” surgical procedures as well as minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques, he is committed to offering his patients the broadest range of care options based on each patient's unique medical needs, overall health and recovery goals. In addition to surgery, Dr. Kelly also provides patients with corticosteroid joint injections to reduce pain and improve flexibility, and injections of platelet-rich plasma to speed recovery following injury or surgery.

After earning his medical degree from Tulane University, School of Medicine, Dr. Kelly completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Children's Hospital of New Mexico. In addition to performing evaluations, surgery and other treatments for a wide array of joint and orthopaedic injuries, Dr. Kelly has extensive experience conducting independent medical exams, qualified medical exams, and agreed medical exams and has served as an expert witness for cases requiring advanced orthopaedic expertise. Dedicated to expanding his skills and knowledge of novel and emerging methods of care, Dr. Kelly maintains active memberships in the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Kelly welcomes new patients, and his office accepts major insurance plans. He speaks both English and German fluently.

What we offer


Welcome To Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group

Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group is a leading provider of orthopedic care and treatment for patients throughout the Carlsbad and San Diego, CA, areas as well as Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, the practice offers treatments for a wide array of orthopedic conditions and diseases, including conditions affecting the hands, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, feet and ankles. The practice offers the safest and most effective techniques such as arthroscopic surgery for the knee, shoulder and other joints, carpal tunnel surgery and musculoskeletal ultrasound for noninvasive care of damage due to trauma and disease, as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to speed healing and recovery. The practice also aids patients involved in workers' compensation claims or other legal claims following personal injury accidents.

Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group is dedicated to providing patients with the highest-quality care based on each patient's individual needs for relief of symptoms, faster recovery, and superior long-term results. In-depth exams and consultations provide patients with the information they need to make informed, educated decisions about their care and to understand their plan of treatment every step of the way for greater peace of mind. In addition to treating injuries, the practice focuses on techniques aimed at preventing future injuries, exploring all conservative treatment options before turning to surgery.

Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group features an in-house radiology department for patient convenience, as well as a pain management specialist on staff to aid patients dealing with chronic and debilitating pain. With locations in Carlsbad and San Diego, Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group welcomes new patients and accepts most major forms of medical insurance.


San Diego Office

Dr. Kelly is available at an additional location on Wednesdays. To make an appointment, please call the office or specify in the comments section when booking online.

3704 Ruffin Road

San Diego, CA 92123

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Kelly and the Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group accepts major insurance providers. 

Align Networks
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Coventry / First Health (Assurant)
Everest National Insurance

Please call our office to see if we are in network with your MPN

Our Team

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  • Karen  Bertram
    Karen Bertram
    Administrator / Surgery Coordinator
  • Etienne  Louis
    Etienne Louis
    Medical Assistant
  • Paty  Vazquez
    Paty Vazquez
    Billing Admin
  • Elizabeth  Amador
    Elizabeth Amador
  • Oliver  Leon
    Oliver Leon
    X-Ray Technician


Carlsbad Orthopaedic Group
2777 Jefferson Street, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760-434-0033
Fax: 760-434-0027

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