Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Darakjian
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Mid Valley Orthopedic Specialists

18531 Roscoe Blvd Northridge, CA 91324

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Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Northridge, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Darakjian has more experience with Elbow, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Darakjian to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hrair Darakjian did my knee surgery on May 9, 2018, replacing the right knee. About a few months later I noticed leg was much longer than the left knee which caused me to walk began off balance with lots of pain all the time. But that’s not the kicker. Today , March 27, 2020,I went to another doctor due to the unbearable pain . After viewing my X-ray he discovered my knee replacement device is NOT CONNECTED, meaning the knee device was never mounted in place. The new Doctor said this was the worst surgery he has ever seen. I will never recommend Dr. Darakjian
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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 have known that if he looked at them. Other doctor did surgery and I can use my arm again.
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Gary in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 27, 2017
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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 checking my hip or knee and he had already decided my 2 options pain killers or an injection. Really Doc.? You knew this right away just by holding my file in your hands? Staff not very helpful eithe!
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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 doctor who knows what he is doing. After my second surgery, I was on my feet after 4 days with minimal pain. With Dr. Darakjian, I was bed ridden for 2 weeks and in pain for 5 months. He's a quack!
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S in Santa Clarita, CA – Feb 22, 2016
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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 still they would charge you $20.00 in CASH ONLY. He even could not read the report from the MRI and misdiagnosed my problem and he said he is not spine specialist but still he is advertising for it.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I can be a better doctor by listening to the patient

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

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(818) 882-2228

Dr. Darakjian accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Darakjian

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Darakjian treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Darakjian treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 882-2228.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Elbow Sprain more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Osteoarthritis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Darakjian's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Release
  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

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