Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD

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Dr. Karim Abdollahi, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists of Orange County 31862 Coast Hwy Ste 400, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Get Directions
(949) 499-8226

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As an upper extremity orthopedic surgeon, I take care of problems related to the hand, shoulder and elbow. I...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Laguna Beach |
Dr. Abdollahi is the most accomodating and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He actually had me use my Iphone to record all the answers to my questions while he logically addressed every one of my concerns. I can tell he intentionally leaves out medical jargon so his explanations are more simple and effective. He's the best!
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
Great experience, caring, never felt rushed, exhausted all options before recommending surgery. Excellent ulnar nerve surgery , much better & faster recovery than I read online.
in Laguna Niguel, California |
I went to see Dr. Abdollahi for a volar Bartons fracture. He was very accommodating when it came to my choice of anesthesia. He performed the entire procedure with an arm block and light sedation. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs treatment in his specialty. He is caring, professional and gentle. Thank you Dr. Abdollahi for putting my broken arm back together again. Aurora Turner Laguna Niguel, California
in 33861 Mariana Dr#A Dana Point,Ca 92629 |
I saw Dr Abdollahi when I was in Laguna Hospital for a very bad infection in my thumb. He was very kind , very gentle and very caring when he had to cut and drain the infection in my thumb . I would recommend him to everyone I know
in Dana Point, CA |
Amazing doctor! He is so compassionate and understanding. He truly listens to his patients and cares about them.
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Dr. Abdollahi says...

As an upper extremity orthopedic surgeon, I take care of problems related to the hand, shoulder and elbow.  I listen to my patients with compassion to fully understand their problem.  Then I perform a thorough examination and use appropriate tests to reach an accurate diagnosis.  I can do x-rays and diagnostic ultrasound in my office as well as ultrasound guided injections.  I provide cutting edge treatment supported by the latest literature available.  I perform minor procedures such  as mass excision (remove lumps) and trigger finger release with ultrasound guidance in my office.  For the patient, this is convenient and cost effective.  My goal is to get you back to your activities quickly and safely.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School/Rosalind FRanklin University of Medicine and Science

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Core Preliminary Surgery Program UCSF

    Completed in 1992

    Orthopeadic Surgery Research USC/LAC Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency USC

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at LLUMC

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    UC Irvine

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion