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An Experienced

Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Howard offers comprehensive care for all kinds of sports injuries using the most advanced non-surgical and surgical treatments including physical therapy rehabilitation to help patients recover optimally from injury and return to an active lifestyle.

Mark C. Howard, M.D., Board Certified & Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mark Christopher Howard, M.D.

Dr. Mark Christopher Howard is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery. His areas of expertise include the diagnosis and management of athletic injuries of the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist. Dr. Howard has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy, cartilage/meniscus restoration, shoulder instability, fracture care, and orthobiologics/regenerative medicine. He takes a patient-centered approach to care and uses shared decision-making in treatment plans to help his patients meet their goals and get back to doing what they love.

Team Physician
  • University of Southern California (former)
  • Wake Forest University (Former)
  • Hartnell College (current)

Specializing in Advanced

Orthopaedic Treatments

Comprehensive care for all kinds of sports injuries using the most advanced non-surgical and surgical treatments

Sports Medicine Expert Human Body

Sports Medicine Expert

Getting You Back in the Game

Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance.

Patient Testimonials

  • Doctor Mark Howard is the best of the best. He is confident, and professional.
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  • Dr. Howard is good at what he does takes the time to listen to what you have to say and explains everything in away you will understand. And the staff...
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  • Wonderful Doctor and staff! Was in/out in 40 minutes. Excellent, friendly staff. Doctor Howard explains everything very clearly and walks you thr...
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Minimally Invasive Surgical Options

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint...

Advanced Non-Surgical Treatment Plans

Ortho Biologics (PRP) Therapy

Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions. They may be used to replace lost tissue, stimulate regeneration and healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve joint function.

Patient Education & Resources

Patient Education Video
Monterey Spine & Joint Home

Ryan Ranch 12 Upper Ragsdale Drive Monterey, CA 93940

  • Practice Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
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