Dr. Larry Door, M.D. on Treatment

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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. Larry Door explains the mechanisms of a hip implant and how it is put in place. He wants prospective patients to know that this is not going to be “torture” for them. Dr. Door says a patient must be totally confident that their surgeon can do the operation once he or she is committed. Dr. Door says due to medical advances and approaches, “Probably more patients get a better result from hip replacement than any other operation.”

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