Peter S. Borden M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship trained sports medicine specialist.

His expertise lies in the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders and injuries with an emphasis on the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle.

Although his practice includes state-of-the-art care of fractures and orthopaedic trauma, his primary focus is on the treatment of injuries to ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscles. His true specialty lies in the surgical field of ARTHROSCOPY.

Dr. Peter Borden is considered by his orthopaedic colleagues as a true arthroscopic specialist.

His more recent training and continued involvement in clinical research, lectures, and surgical training of other orthopaedic surgeons provides an up to date practice incorporating the most recent non-surgical and surgical advances in the field orthopaedic sports medicine.

Dr. Borden has extensive experience in caring for sports related injuries at all levels of participation including: professional, collegiate, and high school.

In addition to treating acute injuries in young healthy athletes, his practice also caters to injuries of the “recreational weekend warrior” and older individuals who are experiencing problems of a degenerative nature.



Dr. Borden attended high school in Palos Verdes, California at Chadwick High School. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1989. He attended and completed his medical school training at the George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. from 1991-1995.

Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency were completed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California from 1995-2000. He completed a one year Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky from 2000-2001.

Some of Dr. Borden’s experiences at the University of Kentucky:

  • Team Physician of University of Kentucky (Div I)
  • Team Physician of Kentucky State University (Div II)
  • Team Physician San Jose Sharks Professional Hockey Team
  • Team Physician NBA Exhibition Game (Denver vs Milwaukee)
  • Surgical Assistant to U.A.E (Abu Dhabi) Professional Soccer Team
  • Surgical Assistant in live PCL Demonstration Hong Kong, China
  • Surgical Assistant in live ACL Demonstration Seoul, Korea

Educational Contributions
Dr. Borden is recognized throughout the country for his knowledge and surgical expertise in the field of arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstruction. His experience has included numerous lectures, surgical laboratories, and peer reviewed publications on various topics including rotator cuff and labral injuries of the shoulder and ACL, PCL, cartilage, and meniscal injuries of the knee.

Dr. Borden has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and teaches orthopaedic surgeons from around the world the latest techniques in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Borden is involved in consulting for companies interested in developing the newest cutting edge surgical implants, instruments, and bracing in the field of sports medicine.

His production of recent peer reviewed sports medicine journals and books include topics of: articular cartilage injuries in the knee, meniscal repairs, knee dislocations, posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and medial collateral ligament reconstruction in the knee.

Dr. Borden has been involved in television interviews and newspaper articles to include the following topics: rotator cuff tears, shoulder bursitis, meniscal tears, snow boarding injuries, backyard football injuries.

Medical Community Contributions
Dr. Borden has served as a volunteer faculty member at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for the purpose of teaching residents the latest concepts and surgical techniques in the field of sports medicine.

Dr. Borden’s special interest is in treating athletes of all levels and ages. Being a former competitive high school and college athlete, he truly understands the patient’s “need to return to play.” His passion for athletics is exemplified in his volunteer work on and off the field as team physician with local high schools in the South Bay.

  • Hospital and Medical Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Western Orthopaedic Association (Executive Member)
  • INDOC- Independent Doctors Traditional Practice Association
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital
  • Surgery Center of the South Bay (Orthopaedic Director)

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