Dr. David So is a UCI Health orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee surgery.

David H. So, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

hip fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthroscopic knee surgery, Avascular necrosis, partial knee replacement, Periprosthetic fractures, Periprosthetic joint infections, Revision total hip replacement, Revision total knee replacement

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
  • English
Medical School
Wayne State University
Henry Ford Hospital - GMEOrthopedic Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital - GMEOrthopedic Surgery
University of PennsylvaniaAdult Reconstruction
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association – 2021
More Information

Dr. David So is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement for the treatment of knee and hip arthritis. He also treats patients with meniscal injuries of the knee, tears of the patellar and quad tendons, avascular necrosis of the hip, fractures of the proximal femur, infections of knee and hip replacements and fractures around joint replacements.

So received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, followed by a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

His research interests include periprosthetic joint infections and the risk factors associated with the failure of two-stage reimplantation procedures, as well as hip/spine relations pertaining to the optimal position of the acetabular cup.

So sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange and UCI Health — Tustin.

UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7012
Fax: 855-519-4485
UCI Health — Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8408
Fax: 714-838-0029