Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, non-surgical orthopedics, and more.

Mid Valley Orthopedic Specialists

18531 Roscoe Blvd

Northridge, CA 91324
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Darakjian performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Darakjian's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Darakjian "I can be a better doctor by listening to the patient"

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

109  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Illinois Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Chicago/Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Calif Spine Surgery Med Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Darakjian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Darakjian's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Darakjian to family and friends
34 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Darakjian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

misdiagnosed my pectoral muscle as a partial tear. I went for a second opinion since I found it strange that he cam e to that conclusion from reading the MRI report. never even looked at the images himself. Turned out to be a complete tear. the original MRI images were poor and not clear. He would...more
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I went to my appt and Dr. Darakjian walks into the room holding my file and asked me if I had fallen down I told him no, next he asked why was I having pain, he proceeded to ask if I wanted pain killers, I said no then he tells me that my other option was to an injection. He never even bother...more
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He is a terrible doctor I had knee replacement surgery. The doctor did not return my calls. I was in pain for 5 months. This was even when I showed him I could not place my foot infront of me. I would swing out. I went got a second opinion and had to have my knee redone. Fortunately, I found a...more
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The office Staff are extremely rude. They are running the office like third world country not USA, Los Angeles. He does not have any recent technology to be able to look ate the discs and if you don't have film they would cancel your appointment that you made with lots of rudeness and hostel but...more
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