Meet Our Providers
Serving the Santa Barbara community for over 30 years, Alta Orthopaedics is dedicated to getting patients back to active, healthy lifestyles and a better quality of life. With locations in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Solvang, and Oxnard, California, the team strives to return their patients to the lifestyle and any activities desired through their expertise in orthopaedic surgery, pain management, and sports medicine.
The multidisciplinary team of orthopaedists, physician assistants, and physical therapists provides modern, state-of-the-art care for nearly all orthopaedic problems, including deformities, injuries (fractures, as well as sprains and strains), and developmental and degenerative processes like arthritis.
The fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are skilled in all aspects of spine surgery, interventional spine injections, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity conditions, shoulder replacements, hip and knee replacements, orthopaedic trauma and foot and ankle surgery.
Alta Orthopaedics employs the most contemporary and proven diagnostic and treatment techniques available. Diagnostically, their clinicians use in-house radiographs and ultrasound. Treatment options include injection therapy (viscosupplementation, amniotic fluid, bone marrow aspirate concentrate), physical therapy, and, when necessary, surgery (including microsurgery, arthroscopy, and minimally-invasive computer-navigated total joint replacement).
For the highest quality care and personalized treatment approaches, call any Alta Orthopaedics office, or book your appointment online today.
A Note from Our Practice regarding COVID-19
At Alta Orthopaedics, our hearts go out to everyone that is affected by the global virus. We are continuing to prioritize and protect our customers, employees, their families and our communities. We, here at Alta Orthopaedics, are genuinely grateful for you and value our relationship with you. We commit to staying connected to you and helping you through this unprecedented situation. We are back to our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm in both the Santa Barbara and Solvang offices. In addition, we are able to book a Telehealth appointment for those circumstances when an in person office visit is not an option. Per social distancing guidelines, we are asking visitors to wear face masks and maintain social distancing protocols. Please do not hesitate to call Alta Orthopaedics to arrange an appointment or with any questions or issues.
• Shoulder Arthroscopy
• Knee Arthroscopy
• Rotator Cuff Repair
• Shoulder Instability
• Calcific Tendonitis
• Biceps Tendinitis
• ACL Injury and Reconstruction
• Meniscus Tear
• Tommy John Surgery
• Cartilage Restoration Procedures
• Femoroacetabular Impingement
Foot and Ankle Conditions
• Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
• Tendon Dysfunction
• Achilles Tendonitis and Rupture
• Ankle Sprains and Fractures
• Ankle Arthritis
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Morton's Neuroma
• Hammer Toes
Upper Extremity Conditions
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
• Basilar Thumb Arthritis
• Trigger Finger
• Tendon Injuries
• Ganglion Cysts
• Hand and Finger Fractures
• Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
• Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
• Total Knee Replacement
• Partial Knee Replacement
• Revision Total Joint Replacement
• Computer Navigation Joint Replacement
• Epidural Steroid Injections
• Facet Injections
• Radiofrequency Ablation
• Spinal Cord Stimulators
Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care
• Non-operative Fracture Care
• Proximal Humerus Fractures
• Distal Radius Fractures
• Geriatric Hip Fractures
• Tibial Plateau Fractures
• Ankle Fractures
• Cervical Disc Herniation
• Cervical Arthroplasty
• Lumbar Disc Herniation and Stenosis
• Microlumbar Discectomy
• Minimally Invasive Fusions
• Lumbar fusions including ALIF, XLIF, TLIF
• Restore strength and function
• Return to sport protocols
• Post-surgery rehabilitation
• Soft tissue management
We are affiliated with the following Cottage Hospitals
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital ➞
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital ➞
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital ➞
We are affiliated with the following Ambulatory Surgery Centers:
Center for Specialized Surgery ➞
Exceptional care for every patient, every day, every time.
Please contact your specific plan to verify if we are in network. We can still see you if we are out of network, but you may have a higher out of pocket cost.
"I been going to this location for over 5 years and can't say anything bad about them. The doctors take the time to get to know me personally, along with the staff."
"Excellent practice. Very helpful staff. Doc Wickman is a caring and communicative Doctor and Surgeon."
"His staff and whole team made it a pleasant experience. Thanks Alta Orthopedics & Dr. Kupperman!!"
"The office staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Birch was able to see me right away and listened carefully and patiently and really helped me out."
"Dr. Wickman and Dr. Kupperman have helped me tremendously. - Thank you!"
"I was impressed and would definitely recommend Dr. Kupperman at this practice, and their father is a doctor too."
"Was seen by Dr. Kenly in Oxnard today. I highly recommend Dr.Kenly and look forward to working with him in my care..."
"Excellent care. Have just finished 6 months of follow-up to rotator cuff surgery by Chris Proctor. I am completely satisfied with all staff I was in touch with."