Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Valencia, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. 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 Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD

Mid Valley Orthopedics

23734 Valencia Blvd Ste 203 Valencia, CA 91355 ()
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I was admitted to Northridge Hospital with a fractured femur. two days later he did partial hip replacement surgery Very very difficult for weeks after Even I thought xray after surgery looked odd After being transferred from Northridge to rehab and back to West Hills for pain the hip dislocated within days of being admitted He did a posterior surgery which I hear is not even recommended any more New surgeon went in from front and did total replacement ; complete different experience Still pain but able to move and see progress But very sick and ill from two major surgeries in three weeks at advanced age While at Northridge first doctor never even came to see me until I made a fuss because who ever heard of a surgeon not following up on a patient It is now a year and half later and am finally off walker using a cane Still pain and much weakness on affected side Second surgeon said first operation was botched and doctor should not even be in practice Had a lot o
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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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Mar 28, 2020
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Hrair Darakjian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Darakjian frequently treats Elbow Sprain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Hip Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Darakjian treats.

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Dr. Darakjian's office is located at 23734 Valencia Blvd Ste 203, Valencia, CA 91355. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Darakjian's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Sprain
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Dr. Darakjian treats Elbow Sprain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Darakjian treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 96% of his peers

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

Hip Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Darakjian treats Hip Fracture more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Darakjian's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Locations

Mid Valley Orthopedics

Midvalley Orthopedic Specialist23734 Valencia Blvd Ste 203 Valencia, CA 91355
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Practice

Greater Valley Med Group Northridge18531 Roscoe Blvd Ste 215 Northridge, CA 91324
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