Keck School Faculty

Daniel A. Oakes

Daniel A. Oakes

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Orthopaedic Surgery
HC2 - 1520 San Pablo Street, #2000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2020

Los Angeles Magazine: Top Doctors, 2018

USC: Residency Faculty Teaching Award, 2018

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016-2018

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016-2017

Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors, 2016-2017

Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors, 2016

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016

Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors, 2014-2020

USC: Residency Faculty Teaching Award, 2011

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2010-2019

Mayo Clinic: Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Award, 2004

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine : Excellence in Research Award , 2002

Limited potential of AAV-mediated gene therapy in transducing human mesenchymal stem cells for bone repair applications Gene Ther. 2020 Aug 17. . View in PubMed

Population-based Survivorship of Computer-navigated Versus Conventional Total Knee Arthroplasty J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jan 10. . View in PubMed

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intrawound Vancomycin in Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Call for a Prospective Randomized Trial J Arthroplasty. 2019 Aug; 34(8):1815-1822. . View in PubMed

Trends in computer navigation and robotic assistance for total knee arthroplasty in the United States: an analysis of patient and hospital factors Arthroplast Today. 2019 Mar; 5(1):88-95. . View in PubMed

Complex Reconstruction of the Knee with a Free Vertical Rectus Abdominis Flap after Periprosthetic Soft Tissue Necrosis Cureus. 2019 Jan 28; 11(1):e3969. . View in PubMed

Ex vivo gene therapy using human bone marrow cells overexpressing BMP-2: "Next-day" gene therapy versus standard "two-step" approach Bone. 2019 11; 128:115032. . View in PubMed

In vitro evaluation of a lentiviral two-step transcriptional amplification system using GAL4FF transactivator for gene therapy applications in bone repair Gene Ther. 2018 07; 25(4):260-268. . View in PubMed

Gene Therapy for Bone Repair Using Human Cells: Superior Osteogenic Potential of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2-Transduced Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Adipose Tissue Compared to Bone Marrow Hum Gene Ther. 2018 04; 29(4):507-519. . View in PubMed

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

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. 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 arthroplastyA 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

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

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 ligamentAnalysis of graft forces. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Jun; 84(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

Covering the "open abdomen": a better technique Am Surg. 1998 Sep; 64(9):854-7. . View in PubMed

Development of a risk assessment for BSE in the aquatic environment J Appl Microbiol. 1998 Apr; 84(4):467-77. . View in PubMed

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.

Dr. Oakes is nationally recognized for his expertise in knee and hip replacement and reconstruction. He has extensive experience with both primary and revision of hip and knee replacement procedures. Dr. Oakes is actively engaged in the role of emerging computer assisted navigation technologies for hip and knee joint replacement procedures and robotic surgery for full and partial knee replacement. Dr. Oakes performed the first robotic total knee surgery at Keck Medical Center of USC in 2018.

Dr. Oakes is interested in the technology advances that improve the longevity implants and patient outcomes. He and his team have worked to develop strategies both to prevent and treat infected joint replacements. His active research focuses on the long-term outcomes of robotic partial and total knee replacement outcomes, of porous metal technology in complex primary and complex revision improving longevity of implant technologies and the prevention and treatment of infected joint replacements, of porous metal technology in complex revision knee replacements, of single stage treatments for infection and of hip resurfacing as an alternative to joint replacement.

Dr. Oakes has consistently been voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine, Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine, and one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons(AAHKS) and has served as chair of its membership committee.

Dr. Oakes 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 both the Residency Program Director and the Joint Replacement fellowship director. He has twice been the recipient of the departments award for teaching excellence.
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