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KNEE PRESERVATION: My mission is to provide patients with damaged knees all available options to relieve pain and restore maximum function. My Sports Medicine background has taught me to approach these complex knees from a preserve and protect standpoint.....that is, to only repair what is damaged and to never replace what is still viable. That said, I always use biology (growing or grafting with living tissue) when available and only move on to prosthetic (non-biologic) implantation when all else fails. If biology is not an option, I use a minimalist approach to prosthetic implantation, using mini-implants that Resurface only the damaged areas....leaving the remainder of the knee intact. Partial Knee Replacement is explored in many cases when the patient is younger and has a large portion of the knee that is undamaged. Lastly, if Total Knee Replacement is the only option, I utilize the most advanced implant materials designed to last for decades, as well as low profile, custom components that very closely match the normal human knee contour and motion, thereby providing maximum function. "
About Dr. Yacobucci
Dr. Yacobucci is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has specialty training in sports medicine and additional training and experience in surgery to restore damaged or deficient cartilage in the knee. Dr. Yacobucci also has expertise in non-biologic resurfacing of damaged areas in the knee, as well as partial and total knee replacement. He has published articles in orthopedic and sports medicine journals, presented on numerous topics, and participated in clinical research. For 10 years, Dr. Yacobucci served as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team. He also treats athletes from numerous schools in the Valley.
Locations
Dr. Yacobucci practices at 2 TOCA locations: 6320 W. Union Hills Drive #B-1800, Glendale, AZ 85308 and in Scottsdale at 9377 E. Bell Rd #231, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Our Team

Meet our team members

 

Gerald Yacobucci, MD

Gerald Yacobucci, MD

Dr. Yacobucci is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has specialty training in sports medicine and additional training and experience in surgery to restore damaged or deficient cartilage in the knee. Dr. Yacobucci also has expertise in non-biologic resurfacing of damaged areas in the knee, as well as partial and total knee replacement. He has published articles in orthopedic and sports medicine journals, presented on numerous topics, and participated in clinical research.

Dr. Yacobucci has served as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team. He also treats athletes from numerous schools in the Valley.

Education:

  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine 1987-1988 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery 1983-1987 State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • Graduate: M.D. 1982 State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • Board Certification: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1991, 2001, 2010. Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine 2010 American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 2010
Matthew Cocking, PA-C

Matthew Cocking, PA-C

Matt has been working as a PA with Dr. Yacobucci since 2001. He did his PA training locally at Midwestern University. He has a great understanding of orthopedic and sports medicine related conditions, particularly of the knees and shoulders. He is a skilled surgical assistant and performs many of the procedures carried out in the clinic, such as joint injections. He is also trained in using Ultrasound to guide in some of these procedures. He has co-authored articles and participated in clinical research on orthopedic topics.

Matt has spent time as a preceptor for medical students in the clinic and surgery settings, and has also served as a guest speaker and instructor to medical students and professionals teaching proper technique for intra-articular joint injections. In addition, he has helped provide medical coverage for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team as well as several local high schools. Matt was a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Arizona’s Finest Award in 2003.

About Matthew Cocking PA-C

Education

B.S. Medical Science 

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program
Glendale, AZ. 2001

Certificates

NCCPA Physician Assistant Certification 10/2001
Arizona State License for Physician Assistants 11/2001

Clinical Experience

Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant

The Orthopedic Clinic Association

2001

Physician Assistant Student

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program

1999-2001

1983
Practicing Since
6
Medical Publications
2
Office Locations
500
CUPS OF COFFE
Shoulder:

Shoulder:

* ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY (ALL PROCEDURES)

* ARTICULAR CARTILAGE REPAIR

* BICEPS REPAIR

* LABRAL REPAIR

* LIGAMENT REPAIR

* ARTHROSCOPIC ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

Knee:

Knee:

* ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY (ALL PROCEDURES)

* MENISCUS REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

* PATELLA RESURFACING, RE-ALIGNMENT AND STABILIZATION

* NON-BIOLOGIC SURFACE REPLACEMENT (ARTHROSURFACE)

* LIGAMENT REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

* ARTICULAR CARTILAGE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT (ALL PROCEDURES)

* KNEE RE-ALIGNMENT (OSTEOTOMY)

* TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT (CUSTOMIZED HIGH FUNCTION SYSTEM)

* PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT (CUSTOM UNI AND DUO ARTHROPLASTY IMPLANTS)

Additional Information

Additional Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dr. Yacobucci is not only a skilled surgeon, but is professional, very thorough, patient, and kind! He did a great job on my shoulder and always sets my mind at ease regarding my fears and concerns. I would definitely highly reccommend him to others. His P.A., Matt, is awesome as well; he is the only medical professional who has been able to administer a cortizone shot without severely hurting me. He is also very patient and kind, as well as thorough and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him as well. All the staff at TOCA are very pleasant and professional.

Cathy

Cathy

To Schedule An Appointment Call:

602-277-6211

Contact Info

  • 602-277-6211
  • gyacobucci@tocamd.com
  • www.tocamd.com
  • 6320 West Union Hills Drive
    B-1800Glendale, AZ