Keck School Faculty

Alidad Ghiassi

Alidad Ghiassi

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Part-Time)
Orthopaedic Surgery
GNH 3900 1200 N. State Street Off Campus Los Angeles

A Biomechanical Comparison of Distal Fixation for Bridge Plating in a Distal Radius Fracture ModelJ Hand Surg Am. 2017 Sep; 42(9):748. e1-748. e8. . View in PubMed

A Diagnostic Algorithm to Guide Operative Intervention of Zone 5 Flexor Injuries HSS J. 2022 Feb; 18(1):57-62. . View in PubMed

Forearm and Arm Tourniquet Tolerance J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2022 02 14; 6(2). . View in PubMed

Differentiating Upper Extremity Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection From Serious Cellulitis and Abscess Cureus. 2021 Sep; 13(9):e17806. . View in PubMed

The management of clenched fist injuries with local anaesthesia and field sterility J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 May; 46(4):411-415. . View in PubMed

Single Versus Dual Headless Compression Screw Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunions: A Biomechanical Comparison Hand (N Y). 2021 Jan 07; 1558944720974111. . View in PubMed

Wrist-Spanning Fixation of Radiocarpal Dislocation: A Cadaveric Assessment of Ulnar Translation Hand (N Y). 2021 07; 16(4):482-490. . View in PubMed

Medial Femoral Trochlea Osteochondral Graft: A Quantitative Anatomic Comparison to the Proximal Pole of the Scaphoid J Wrist Surg. 2020 Aug; 9(4):283-288. . View in PubMed

Ulnocarpal-Spanning Plate Fixation as a Novel Technique for Complex Distal Ulna Fracture: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jul-Sep; 10(3):e2000190. . View in PubMed

Risk factors associated with neonatal brachial plexus palsy in the United States J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 Jul; 29(4):392-398. . View in PubMed

Proximal Row Carpectomy Versus 4-Corner Fusion: Incidence, Conversion to Fusion, and Cost J Hand Surg Am. 2020 May; 45(5):427-432. . View in PubMed

The Declining Use of Wrist-Spanning External Fixators Hand (N Y). 2020 03; 15(2):255-263. . View in PubMed

Brachioradialis Flap With Vascularized Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Case Report Hand (N Y). 2020 03; 15(2):NP37-NP41. . View in PubMed

Review of Internal Radiocarpal Distraction Plating for Distal Radius Fracture Fixation Hand (N Y). 2020 01; 15(1):116-124. . View in PubMed

Epidemiological and Treatment Trends of Distal Radius Fractures across Multiple Age Groups J Wrist Surg. 2019 Aug; 8(4):305-311. . View in PubMed

Carpal Translocation Following Dorsal Bridge Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures: A Cadaveric Study J Wrist Surg. 2019 Jun; 8(3):234-239. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Articular Surface Similarity of Hemi-Hamate Grafts and Proximal Middle Phalanx Morphology: A 3D Geometric Morphometric Approach J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Feb; 44(2):121-128. . View in PubMed

Trends in Pediatric Traumatic Upper Extremity Amputations Hand (N Y). 2019 11; 14(6):782-790. . View in PubMed

Redefining Zone II: Anatomy of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Insertion Hand (N Y). 2019 05; 14(3):377-380. . View in PubMed

Redefining the Anatomic Boundaries for Safe Dissection of the Skin Paddle in a Gracilis Myofasciocutaneous Free Flap: An Indocyanine Green Cadaveric Injection Study Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Dec; 6(12):e1994. . View in PubMed

Immobilization following Distal Radius Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial J Wrist Surg. 2018 Nov; 7(5):409-414. . View in PubMed

Radial Nerve Palsy following Endovascular Embolization of an Arteriovenous Malformation J Wrist Surg. 2018 Jul; 7(3):258-261. . View in PubMed

Firework-related hand injuries: A novel classification system Am J Emerg Med. 2018 May; 36(5):897-899. . View in PubMed

The Utility of Plain Films for Nonoperative Fifth Metacarpal Fractures: Are Follow-up Radiographs Necessary? Hand (N Y). 2018 11; 13(6):646-651.. View in PubMed

Bridge Plate Failure with Extensor Tendon Injury: A Case Report and Literature Review Case Rep Orthop. 2018; 2018:3256891. . View in PubMed

Distal Radius Fractures Do Not Displace following Splint or Cast Removal in the Acute, Postreduction Period: A Prospective, Observational Study J Wrist Surg. 2017 Feb; 6(1):54-59. . View in PubMed

Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):875-881. . View in PubMed

Predictors of Nerve Injury After Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity Hand (N Y). 2017 09; 12(5):501-506. . View in PubMed

Acute Isolated Flexor Tendon Laceration Associated With a Distal Radius Fracture Hand (N Y). 2017 05; 12(3):NP39-NP42. . View in PubMed

Surgical Approach and Anesthetic Modality for Carpal Tunnel Release: A Nationwide Database Study With Health Care Cost Implications Hand (N Y). 2017 03; 12(2):162-167. . View in PubMed

Management of scaphoid nonunion with iliac crest bone graft and K-wire fixation Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Jan; 27(1):23-31. . View in PubMed

Surgical applications of three-dimensional printing: a review of the current literature & how to get started Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):456. . View in PubMed

Single-stage Reconstruction of Elbow Flexion Associated with Massive Soft-Tissue Defect Using the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Bipolar Rotational Transfer Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Sep; 4(9):e1066. . View in PubMed

Distal Radius Fractures: Approaches, Indications, and Techniques J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Aug; 41(8):845-54. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jul; 41(7):e165-73. . View in PubMed

Utility of Postoperative Imaging in Radial Shaft Fractures Hand (N Y). 2016 Jun; 11(2):184-7. . View in PubMed

Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity Hand (N Y). 2016 12; 11(4):469-474. . View in PubMed

Volar, Intramedullary, and Percutaneous Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures J Wrist Surg. 2015 Nov; 4(4):292-300. . View in PubMed

Risk of tendon entrapment under a dorsal bridge plate in a distal radius fracture model J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar; 40(3):500-4. . View in PubMed

Pronator-sparing technique for volar plating of distal radius fractures J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec; 39(12):2506-11. . View in PubMed

Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. . View in PubMed

The variation in the absence of the palmaris longus in a multiethnic population of the United States: an epidemiological study Plast Surg Int. 2012; 2012:282959. . View in PubMed

Local or free muscle flaps and unreamed interlocked nails for open tibial fractures Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 May; (350):90-6. . View in PubMed

Washer and Post Augmentation of 90/90 Wiring for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical StudyJ Hand Surg Am. 2018 Dec; 43(12):1137. e1-1137. e10. . View in PubMed

Dr. Ghiassi is an orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Keck Medical Center of USC. Dr. Ghiassi is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service at USC-LAC Medical Center. His practice has an emphasis on hand and upper extremity injuries with a special interest in complex wrist and hand trauma. He sees patients with a variety of complex hand and upper extremity conditions at one of the few level 1 trauma centers in Southern California, while also maintaining a community based practice at the USC Westwood Hand Center.

Dr. Ghiassi graduated high school in Sherman Oaks California and attended University of California at San Diego for his undergraduate studies. While obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in bio-medical engineering and volunteering at Scripss Memorial Hospital, he dis-covered his passion for medicine. He attended USC-Keck School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic internship and residency at USC-LAC Medical Center. He subsequently pursued a hand and micro-vascular surgery fellowship at UCLA Medical Center.

In 2000 he joined the UCLA faculty and started his teaching career at the Wadsworth VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. In 2008 he had the unique opportunity to become part of the USC Orthopedic Faculty and Co-director of the Boyes Hand Fellowship program. He has been an active Member of Amercian Society for Surgery of the Hand and is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Ghiassi is also very active in clinical and basic science research.
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