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Daniel A. Oakes, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 6950

Overview

Dr. Oakes is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the director of the USC Joint Replacement Program. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in knee and hip replacement and reconstruction. He has extensive experience with both revision of hip and knee procedures. He is also interested on long-term clinical outcomes of hip resurfacing as an alternative to joint replacement, primary and revision total knee and total hip reconstruction, improving longevity of implant technologies and the prevention and treatment of infected joint replacements. A co-recipient of the Excellence in Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Dr. Oakes is also interested in the role of emerging computer assisted navigation technologies for hip and knee joint replacement procedures and robotic surgery for partial knee replacement. Dr. Oakes was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine and one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, where he received the Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Award. Dr. Oakes is the program director for the orthopaedic residency program.

Awards

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016

Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors, 2016

Publications

The Cost of Getting Into Orthopedic Residency: Analysis of Applicant Demographics, Expenditures, and the Value of Away Rotations. J Surg Educ. 2016 Sep-Oct; 73(5):886-91. View in: PubMed

Orthopedic Surgery Applicants: What They Want in an Interview and How They Are Influenced by Post-Interview Contact. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jul-Aug; 73(4):709-14. View in: PubMed

Effect of proximal femoral bone support on the fixation of a press-fit noncemented total hip replacement femoral component. J Appl Biomater Funct Mater. 2013 Jun 24; 11(1):e26-34. View in: PubMed

Effect of proximal femoral bone support on the fixation of a press-fit noncemented total hip replacement femoral component. J Appl Biomater Funct Mater. 2013; 11(1):e26-34. View in: PubMed

Disappointing short-term results with the DePuy ASR XL metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Apr; 27(4):539-44. View in: PubMed

How long do endoprosthetic reconstructions for proximal femoral tumors last? Clin Orthop Relat Res. How long do endoprosthetic reconstructions for proximal femoral tumors last? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Nov; 468(11):2867-74. View in: PubMed

Acetabular morphology in bladder exstrophy complex. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 May; 458:125-30. View in: PubMed

Impaction bone grafting for revision hip arthroplasty: biology and clinical applications. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006 Oct; 14(11):620-8. View in: PubMed

Magnetic resonance imaging with metal suppression for evaluation of periprosthetic osteolysis after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2006 Sep; 21(6):826-31. View in: PubMed

Persistent bladder entrapment following acetabular fracture with subsequent vesical injury during total hip arthroplasty. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Apr; 87(4):870-3. View in: PubMed

Compressive intrapelvic synovial cysts: an early complication of an HA-coated cup. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Jan; (430):232-6. View in: PubMed

Bilateral total knee replacement using the same anesthetic is not justified by assessment of the risks. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Nov; (428):87-91. View in: PubMed

The effect of femoral tunnel position on graft forces during inlay posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2003 Sep-Oct; 31(5):667-72. View in: PubMed

An evaluation of human demineralized bone matrices in a rat femoral defect model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Aug; (413):281-90. View in: PubMed

Failure of heat shrinkage for treatment of a posterior cruciate ligament tear. Arthroscopy. 2003 Jul-Aug; 19(6):E1-4. View in: PubMed

Effects of notchplasty and femoral tunnel position on excursion patterns of an anterior cruciate ligament graft. Arthroscopy. 2003 Apr; 19(4):340-5. View in: PubMed

The impact of the garden classification on proposed operative treatment. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Apr; (409):232-40. View in: PubMed

Biomechanical effects of medial-lateral tibial tunnel placement in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Orthop Res. 2003 Jan; 21(1):177-82. View in: PubMed

Effects of femoral tunnel placement on knee laxity and forces in an anterior cruciate ligament graft. J Orthop Res. 2002 Sep; 20(5):1016-24. View in: PubMed

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament during alpine skiing: a biomechanical analysis of tibial torque and knee flexion angle. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Jul-Aug; 30(4):537-40. View in: PubMed

Biomechanical comparison of tibial inlay and tibial tunnel techniques for reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament. Analysis of graft forces. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Jun; 84-A(6):938-44. View in: PubMed

A biomechanical comparison of tibial inlay and tibial tunnel posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques: graft pretension and knee laxity. Am J Sports Med. 2002 May-Jun; 30(3):312-7. View in: PubMed

Biomechanical effects of femoral notchplasty in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Jan-Feb; 30(1):83-9. View in: PubMed

An atypical appearance of a posterior dislocation of the shoulder with a fracture of the proximal humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2001 Mar-Apr; 10(2):182-5. View in: PubMed

Osteoinductive applications of regional gene therapy: ex vivo gene transfer. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000 Oct; (379 Suppl):S101-12. View in: PubMed

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