Dr. Larry Door, M.D. on Support and Communication

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Dr. Dorr is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is an international leader in the field of joint replacement of the hip and knee and has contributed significantly to advances in treatment options. His pioneering research has aided in the design of widely used orthopedic implants, as well as small incisions and the use of computer navigation for total hip replacement. An international speaker and writer, Dr. Dorr has authored a book on surgical techniques and numerous journal articles. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Arthroplasty, former editor-in-chief of Techniques in Orthopedics and serves on the editorial boards of several other prominent journals. He is the founder and past president of the Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the past president of the Hip Society. He has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for founding Operation Walk, a charitable organization that provides free hip and knee replacements in the United States and abroad. Dr. Dorr received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in orthopedics/arthritis surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa Medical School, 1967 Internships: LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1968 Residencies: LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles - Orthopedic Surgery, 1972-1976 Fellowships: Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, 1976-1977

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ContributorDr. Larry DoorRead Full Bio

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Dr. Dorr is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is an international leader in the field of joint replacement of the hip and knee and has contributed significantly to advances in treatment options. His pioneering research has aided in the design of widely used orthopedic implants, as well as small incisions and the use of computer navigation for total hip replacement. An international speaker and writer, Dr. Dorr has authored a book on surgical techniques and numerous journal articles. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Arthroplasty, former editor-in-chief of Techniques in Orthopedics and serves on the editorial boards of several other prominent journals. He is the founder and past president of the Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the past president of the Hip Society. He has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for founding Operation Walk, a charitable organization that provides free hip and knee replacements in the United States and abroad. Dr. Dorr received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in orthopedics/arthritis surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa Medical School, 1967 Internships: LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1968 Residencies: LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles - Orthopedic Surgery, 1972-1976 Fellowships: Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, 1976-1977

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Dr. Door and his nurses follow up over the phone with their patients for the next two to three weeks. He usually sees them again after six weeks when most patients can, by then, walk a mile. Dr. Door again thinks this is just about the best operation for a patient to have since he or she is able to get back to their normal life. And he always say’s “that doctors touch patient's lives, but patients touch doctor's lives too. And so, it goes both ways and you have to have kinda get that bond going early on.”

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