Dr. William Stetson

Dr. Stetson specializes in sports medicine with an expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. He has first hand knowledge of athletic injuries and the desire that all of us have to “get back in the game”. He is an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is the team physician on the USA Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams and was with both teams in London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The office in Burbank utilizes leading edge diagnostic solutions to assess and repair knee injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, and conditions relating to Arthritis .  State-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery techniques such as arthroscopic surgery means faster recovery times.

Dr. Stetson specializes in the following orthopedic and sports medicine procedures:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscectomy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy

Use our Online Appointment Request form or contact Dr. Stetson at:

Stetson Powell Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
191 South Buena Vista Street, Suite 470
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3030


Dr. Stetson is a preferred provider with Medicare, Workers Compensation and most PPO plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare and many more. The master list of insurances accepted by Dr. Stetson can be found here.

Dr. Stetson has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists”

Dr. Stetson has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists” since 2007  by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, DC. This is the fifth year in a row that Dr. Stetson has received this honor. In 2007, he was also recognized as one of “America’s Top Physicians” and one of “America’s Top Surgeons.”

The selection process is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, and affiliations with professional associations. No fees, sponsorships, donations or advertising are accepted from physicians or healthcare facilities to insure an unbiased selection. For more information, the website is www.consumersresearchcncl.org.

    The Hollywood Reporter: Industry Favorite

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    On September 10th, 2014 Dr. Scott Powell and Dr. William Stetson were highlighted as Industry Favorites in The Hollywood Reporter article “Hollywood’s Top Doctor’s Revealed: Exclusive Survey”. Dr. Powell and Dr. Stetson noted their work with the hard working people in Hollywood who put in long hours and work through a lot of pain. The article also notes some of the celebrities and professional athletes the doctors have treated. Read more HERE.

    Dr. Stetson Travels to Costa Rica with Operation Arthroscopy and Orthopaedics Overseas

    Dr. Stetson recently traveled to Costa Rica on behalf of Orthopaedics Overseas and in association with Operation Arthroscopy, a non-profit organization that he founded with his wife. The mission of Operation Arthroscopy is to “bring orthopedics and arthroscopy to a world in need.” During his time in Costa Rica, Dr. Stetson worked with Dr. Fernando Contreras pictured here on the left and his anesthesiologist (on the right) to bring new shoulder arthroscopy equipment and  skills to the people of Costa Rica.

    If you have any interest in contributing to this cause, please contact Stetson Powell Orthopedics via phone, 818) 848-3030 or email to business manager Scott DiCesare at scott@stetsonpowell.com.

    Dr. Powell and Dr. Stetson “Volunteerism in Your Orthopedic Practice” at AANA Annual Meeting

    Dr. Powell, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Pietro Tonino from Loyola Chicago taught an Instructional Course Lecture on “Volunteerism in Your Orthopedic Practice” at the 33rd annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting May 1 – 3 in Hollywood, Florida.

    The course enabled fellow orthopedics surgeons to gain skills necessary to make a difference both in their local communities and overseas. Dr. Stetson spoke about his non-profit Operation Arthroscopy while Dr. Powell shared his experience establishing the MusiCares Medical Network which provides free care to musicians who do not have health insurance.


    Dr. Stetson accepts a wide array of insurances. For additional information on the insurances that Dr. Stetson will see, please call his office at (818) 848 – 3030.

    Aftra – Cigna
    Air conditioning and refrigeration Industry BLS
    Assurant Health
    Blue Cross PPO
    Blue Cross EPO (PATHWAY)
    Blue Cross PERS Select (CPR)
    Blue Shield
    Blue Shield Enhanced PPO
    Blue Shield Covered CA (IFP ON/OFF EXCHANGE)
    Blue Shield Adventist (AH)
    California Iron Workers Field Welfare 1st Health
    Delta Health System
    Directors Guild of America
    First Health
    Great West – Cigna
    Kaiser (PHCS)
    Los Angeles County Fire Fighters BLC
    Motion Picture
    NALC – Cigna
    Operating Engineers H&W Fund BLC
    Prime Health
    Railroad MCARE
    Screen Actors Guild
    So. California Lumber Industry Welfare BLC
    Southern California Carpenters
    Southwest Administrators
    United Healthcare
    Well Comp
    Writers Guild

    Please check with your insurance carrier for information on required referrals and authorizations and co-payments and please bring your insurance card to every appointment.

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