Advanced Surgical and Nonsurgical Practices for Your Arms


Upper extremities are vulnerable to injuries due to their mobility. That said, you should act promptly by contacting a specialist in case of unending pains. For solutions that you can trust, contact Dr. Daniel Brereton in La Jolla for lasting relief.

About Practice

Under the leadership of Kristopher Downing, MD, and Daniel Brereton, DO, Upper Extremity Specialists offers cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical solutions for upper extremities. General orthopedic care is also provided, but the practice focuses on orthopedic care of the upper extremity.

Your physicians of Upper Extremity Specialists are members of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group, the most significant private practice orthopedic group in the San Diego area. The expert doctors and the team diagnose and treat a full range of upper-extremity injuries, diseases, and trauma. They provide personalized, expert care, including conservative, non-operative orthopedics, and excellent orthopedic surgeries.

You can also find sports medicine diagnosis and treatment for athletes, both students and professionals, at the practice. They work jointly with patients to ensure safe and speedy recovery to enable you to resume your sporting activities with minimal risk of future injuries.
The practice accepts most insurance plans and welcomes new patients to their prestigious offices.

Meet Daniel S. Brereton, DO

Daniel Brereton, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in elbow and shoulder reconstruction at Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group in La Jolla and Chula Vista, California.

After attaining his medical degree from Midwestern University, he completed his orthopedic residency at Riverside University Health System, serving as chief resident. Working at a busy trauma center, he gained experience in managing complex traumatic injuries. Also, he spent time as a team physician for the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Daniel proceeded to complete fellowship training at the W.B Carrell Memorial Clinic in Dallas. Here, he studied elbow and shoulder reconstruction with the famous and renowned Wayne Z. “Buz” Burkhead, MD. He also worked as an assistant team physician for the Dallas Mavericks, while taking care of other collegiate and professional athletes within Dallas.

Dr. Brereton is passionate about providing the highest level of care to his patients. Upon seeing him, you can be assured that he will take the time to comprehend your particular orthopedic issue and formulate a personalized plan according to your lifestyle and diagnosis.

He provides a full range of non-operative treatments based on the most current research. Treatment options include bracing, injections, specific physical therapy modalities, hyaluronic acid, and many more.

Focusing on the shoulder and elbow, Dr. Brereton performs all surgeries relevant to your specific needs. Common surgeries include tendonitis, anatomic shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, elbow stability, and fracture care types.

Dr. Daniel’s research interest includes biceps and triceps injuries, shoulder fractures, and medial and lateral epicondylitis on top of clinical experience.

Available Services

The practice offers a wide range of high-class services such as:

  • Elbow Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Regenerative orthopedics
  • Non-Operative Orthopedics
  • Hand Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Sports Medicine

Bottom Line

For chronic pains and sports-related injuries, it would be best to seek professional assistance promptly. Contact Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group in La Jolla and Chula Vista, California. You can call or make an online booking for quality service.