Dr. David Thordarson, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. David Thordarson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Thordarson is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

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    Dr. Thordarson's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thordarson to family and friends
    4.3
    based on 23 total surveys (7 with reviews)
    Dr. Thordarson's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (7)
    in West Hills, CA |
    Dr. Thordarson is excellent at what he does. I have had ankle pain for years and he was the only Dr who said he could fix it. He is kind and caring. My surgery went great and am looking forward to a pain free ankle! I highly recommend Dr Thordarson!
    Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr. Thordarson did an excellent job on my bunion surgery. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled, and is also very personable and a good listener. He followed up on my recovery carefully through Health Loop, which was really helpful and reassuring.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    One week down one week to go!! So far so awesome!!! As long as I don't keep it lower than 90 degrees for too long ZERO pain!! Without drugs!! Dr David B Thordarson at Cedars Sinai (an Orthopedist who specializes in feet) is my hero!! When he said the surgery would ELIMINATE the pain I have dealt with in my left big toe joint since the DUI crash in 84', I figured he was not being straightforward....who knew! I see him next week to learn about the next step (so to speak)...
    in apple valley, ca |
    Intelligent, skilled, kind, patient, caring, thorough, really top notch. Takes the time to teach each patient. I looked for many years for a surgeon to do my particular procedure and did not have this level of confidence in anyone until Dr Thordarson. I have already referred friends and an immediate family member to him. Would highly recommend Dr Thordarson with absolutely no reservations at all.
    in Santa Monica, CA |
    I have the upmost in confidence in Dr. Thordarson and would recommend him to anyone. He took the time to explain my options and upon leaving his office both my husband and I knew he was the Doctor of choice for me.
    in Yucaipa, California |
    Brilliant doctor; a compliment to his field; Does outstanding work, while looking out for your health and wellbeing. I made an excellent choice when following up on a referral to see Dr Thodarson.
    in Orange County |
    Dr. Third arson really listened to me and was attentive to even the smallest details. He is soft spoken but don't let that deceive you, he knows what he is doing. Very kind, spends time explaining and answering questions.
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    Dr. Thordarson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Heel Spur
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Stress Fracture of Foot
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California Los Angeles

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California Los Angeles

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      UCLA Kaiser Panorama City

      Completed in 1990

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Achilles Tenotomy
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate