Farhad Darbandi, MD is a fellowship-trained specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery and is certified in basic microsurgery. He specializes in the treatment of complex disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. His clinical expertise includes arthroscopy of the wrist and hand, management of fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow, compressive neuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, arthritis of the hand and wrist and peripheral nerve injuries.
Dr. Darbandi completed his fellowship training at the University of Arizona Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix in hand and upper extremity surgery with advanced microsurgery. He received his orthopedic residency training at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Darbandi earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine. During his time at medical school, he served as a Teaching Assistant on musculoskeletal anatomy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Procedures & Areas of Interest
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndromes
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Congenital Hand (Polydactyly)
- De Quervain Syndrome
- Deep lacerations (cuts) involving the Arteries, Veins, Nerves, and Tendons
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Extensor & Flexor Tendon Injuries
- Fractures in Children
- Ganglion Cysts
- Growth Plate Fractures (Children)
- Hand & Wrist Dislocations
- Hand Fracture
- Mallet Finger
- Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis
- Nerve Compressions
- Nerve Injury
- Scaphoid Fractures
- Sports injuries
- Steroid Injections
- Trigger Finger
- Work-related injuries
FellowshipUniversity of Arizona - Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
ResidencyUniversity of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
DoctoralUniversity of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine
UndergraduateUniversity of Southern California
Board CertificationBoard Eligible
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Overall 4.7 out of 5
Research and Experience
Edwards, SG. Darbandi, F. Olecranon osteotomy facilitated elbow release (OFER). J Bone Joint Surg EST. 2018 May 9; 8(2): e14. Doi: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.17.00067.
Takabe W, Jen N, Ai L, Hamilton R, Wang S, Holmes K, Darbandi F, Khalsa B, Bressler S, Barr ML, Li R, Hsiai TK. Oscillatory shear stress induces mitochondrial superoxide production: implication of NADPH oxidase and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase signaling. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Sep 1;15(5):1379-88. doi: 10.1089/ars.2010.3645. Epub 2011 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 20919940; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3144427.
Ai L, Hamilton R, Khalsa B, Darbandi F, Bressler S, Hsiai T. Oscillatory and pulsatile shear stress differentially regulate mitochondrial redox state via JNK activation. The FASEB Journal. 2008 Mar 1; 22(1):0892-6638. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.964.37
90-day complication rate following shoulder arthroplasty in a veteran population. Western Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, August 2018.
Autograft vs. Allograft ACL Reconstruction in Pediatric Patients. Keck School of Medicine of USC Annual Research Symposium, April 2010.
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