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Daniel C. Farber, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Attending Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Atttending Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Foot & Ankle Fellowship Director, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Foot & Ankle Research Director, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
230 West Washington Square
Farm Journal Building, 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-829-3668
Fax: 215-829-5002
Dartmouth College, 1992.
MD (Medicine)
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1997.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, General Surgery, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 1997-1998.
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 1998-2002.
Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Mayo Clinic, Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 2002-2003.
Basic Life Support (American Heart Association), 1990.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (American College of Surgeons), 1997.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (American Heart Association), 1997.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Recertification), 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Total Ankle Replacement
Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Correction
Arthroscopy of the Ankle
Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Sports injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Achilles Tendon Disorders
Cavus Foot

Description of Research Expertise

Achilles Tendon Disorders - Clinical and Basic Science Research
Footwear patterns
Arthrodesis of the Foot and Ankle
Bone Grafting for Foot and Ankle Procedures

Selected Publications

Ferguson AQ, Christopherson C, Elattar S, Wapner KL, Farber DC: Achilles Tendinopathy and Associated Pathology: A Review of Current Concepts. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics. Sage, September 2018 Notes: Accepted and finalized, awaiting online publication.

Elattar S, Smith T, Ferguson A, Farber DC, Wapner KL: Uses of Braces and Orthotics for Conservative Management of Foot & Ankle Disorders. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics. Daniel Latt (eds.). Sage, 3(3), August 2018.

Farber DC: Stress Fractures. Foot & Ankle: Musculoskeletal Medicine. Pinney SJ (eds.). The Codman Group, 2018 Notes: Creative Commons License.

Gibly R, Farber DC, Schenker ML: Ankle Fractures. Fractures in the Elderly A Guide to Practical Management. Pignolo R, Ahn J (eds.). Springer, 2018.

Freedman Benjamin R, Salka Nabeel S, Morris Tyler R, Bhatt Pankti R, Pardes Adam M, Gordon Joshua A, Nuss Courtney A, Riggin Corinne N, Fryhofer George W, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis: Temporal Healing of Achilles Tendons After Injury in Rodents Depends on Surgical Treatment and Activity. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25(9): 635-647, Sep 2017.

Freedman Benjamin R, Fryhofer George W, Salka Nabeel S, Raja Harina A, Hillin Cody D, Nuss Courtney A, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis J: Mechanical, histological, and functional properties remain inferior in conservatively treated Achilles tendons in rodents: Long term evaluation. Journal of biomechanics 56: 55-60, May 2017.

Farber DC, Freeland E, Tyndall S,: Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Arthroscopy and Rehabilitation. Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Green A and Hayda R (eds.). AAOS, 2017.

Farber DC, Heinsch D: Triple Arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Fusions. Chiodo C, Smith J (eds.). Springer, 2017 Notes: in press.

Freedman Benjamin R, Gordon Joshua A, Bhatt Pankti R, Pardes Adam M, Thomas Stephen J, Sarver Joseph J, Riggin Corinne N, Tucker Jennica J, Williams Alexis W, Zanes Robert C, Hast Michael W, Farber Daniel C, Silbernagel Karin G, Soslowsky Louis J: Nonsurgical treatment and early return to activity leads to improved Achilles tendon fatigue mechanics and functional outcomes during early healing in an animal model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society 34(12): 2172-2180, Dec 2016.

Fryhofer George W, Freedman Benjamin R, Hillin Cody D, Salka Nabeel S, Pardes Adam M, Weiss Stephanie N, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis J: Postinjury biomechanics of Achilles tendon vary by sex and hormone status. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 121(5): 1106-1114, Nov 2016.

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