191 S. Buena Vista St. - Suite 470   Burbank, CA 91505 - 818.848.3030

Dr. William Stetson

Dr. Stetson Specializes in Sports Medicine With an Expertise in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee, and Elbow.

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 Adjunct Clinical Professor of orthopedic surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is the team physician for 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

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Dr. Stetson has again been recognized as one of “America’s Top Orthopedists” for 2020

This is his 14th straight year of being selected  by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, DC. Since that time, he has also been recognized as one of “America’s Top Physicians” and one of “America’s Top Surgeons" by the same group.


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

Dr. Stetson authors article on SLAP (Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior) Tears

Dr. Stetson discusses the finer details of injuries to the superior labrum of the shoulder, so called SLAP lesions.  This can be found on Dr. Stetson's blog at


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Dr. Stetson voted to Super Doctors of Southern California for the 10th year in a row. 

Dr. Stetson was selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in Southern California. 


After an extensive nomination and research process conducted by MSP Communications, the results will be published in Southern California Super Doctors, a separate publication distributed with the January 2012 issue of the Los Angeles Times. This is Dr. Stetson's 10th consecutive year and he is now an Honoree of the Southern California Hall of Fame for Super Doctors.

Dr. Stetson Co-author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Empowered Aging


Dr. Stetson Travels with USA Volleyball to Brazil

Dr. Stetson joins 13 experts in a variety of fields to write an Amazon best seller on how to live a full, vibrant life as we age. Dr. Stetson’s book chapter contributes medical knowledge and advice on caring for your joints and body.


Get a copy of Empowered Aging today, to see how we can all better embrace age and live our lives to the fullest.

As team physician for USA Men''s Volleyball, Dr. Stetson traveled with the team to Cuiaba, Brazil in July 2018. He has been the team physician since 2006 and served as the team physician in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Contact Dr. Stetson at: Stetson Lee 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.

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