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M. Daniel Wongworawat, MD
Assistant Dean, Career Advisement, School of Medicine
School of Medicine
Assistant Chair, Orthopedic Surgery
School of Medicine
Head, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
School of Medicine
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
School of Medicine
Presentations    Research Presentations -- International
  • Jobe CM, Wongworawat MD. Is there an innate component to surgical ability? Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Istanbul, Turkey, April 25, 2013. ( 4/2013 )
  • Gendy G, Wongworawat MD. Does applying normal saline significantly change the wound bursting strength of cyanoacrylates? 12th Annual Meeting of the Int'l Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, March 20-23, 2012. ( 3/2012 )
  • Gendy G, Wongworawat MD. Does applying normal saline significantly change the waiting time for dressing application to Dermabond? 12th Annual Meeting of the Int'l Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, March 20-23, 2012. ( 3/2012 )
  • Wongworawat MD, Jobe CM. Identifying leaders based on the residency application file. American Orthopaedic Association & The Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Quebec City, QC, June 4-7, 2008. ( 6/2008 )
  Research Presentations -- National
  • Guillen FT, Fuller CB, Riedel BB, Wongworawat MD. A prospective randomized crossover study on the comparison of cotton vs waterproof cast liners. American Association for Hand Surgery, January 22, 2015. ( 1/2015 )
  • Fuller CB, Wongworawat MD, Riedel BB. Radiation exposure and hand dominance using mini C-arm fluoroscopy in hand surgery. American Association for Hand Surgery, January 22, 2015. ( 1/2015 )
  • Sull A, Inceoglu S, Wongworawat MD. Does barbed suture repair negate the benefit of peripheral repair in porcine flexor tendon? American Association for Hand Surgery, January 22, 2015. ( 1/2015 )
  • Bell KM, Mildren ME, Phipatanakul WP, Parrey T, Wongworawat MD. Readmission rates are not affected by length of hospitalization following total shoulder arthroplasty. Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, Big Island, Hawaii, August 2, 2014. ( 8/2014 )
  • Mildren ME, Bell KM, Phipatanakul WP, Wongworawat MD, Parrey T. Medicare insurance prolongs hospital stay following total shoulder arthroplasty in patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility. Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, Big Island, Hawaii, August 1, 2014. ( 8/2014 )
  • Bell KM, Le S, Syed HM, Wongworawat MD. Comparison of skin surface pressure beneath bias-cut stockinette vs elastic bandage wrapped splints. Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, Big Island, Hawaii, August 1, 2014. ( 8/2014 )
  • Quigley R, Wongworawat MD, Wilson S, Osman N, Syed HM. Comparison of bupivacaine and liposomal bupivacaine toxicity in articular chondrocytes. Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, Big Island, Hawaii, July 31, 2014. ( 7/2014 )
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgical Skills Task Force [Carpenter JE, Hurwitz SR, James MA, Jeffries JT, Marsh JL, Martin DF, Murray PM, Parsons BO, Pedowitz RA, Toolan BC, Van Heest AE, Wongworawat MD, Westerlind BO (presenter), Crummey C, Anderson JA]. Scientific Exhibit #62: ABOS surgical skills modules for PGY1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 12-14, 2014. ( 3/2014 )
  • Wongworawat MD. Basic surgical skills curriculum for PGY1 training. American Orthopaedic Association, Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors, Denver, CO, June 14, 2013. ( 6/2013 )
  • Lorenzetti AJ, Wongworawat MD, Jobe CM, Phipatanakul WP. The effect of cyanoacrylate microbial sealant on the prevalence of positive cultures in revision shoulder arthroplasty. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Session, San Antonio, TX, August 10, 2012. ( 8/2012 )
  • Brockardt C, Wu S, Wongworawat MD, Bunnell WP. Perthes index: a new method for quantifying sphericity of the femoral head. American Orthopaedic Association, Washington DC, June 27-30, 2012. ( 6/2012 )
  • Brockardt C, Wongworawat MD. Scrub cap contamination. Western Orthopaedic Association 76th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, June 13-16, 2012. ( 6/2012 )
  • Grijalva RA, Wongworawat MD. Injection of autologous platelet rich plasma. Western Orthopaedic Association 76th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 27-30, 2011. ( 7/2011 )
  • Brockardt C, Wongworawat MD, Bunnel WP. Perthes index: a new method for quantifying sphericity of the femoral head. Western Orthopaedic Association 76th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 27-30, 2011. ( 7/2011 )
  • Gendy G, Wongworawat MD. Does applying normal saline significantly change the wound bursting strength of cyanoacrylates? Western Orthopaedic Association 76th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 27-30, 2011. ( 7/2011 )
  • Le S, Wongworawat MD. Number of suture throws and its impact on the biomechanical properties of the four strand cruciate locked flexor tendon repair. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA, October 6, 2010. ( 10/2010 )
  • Wongworawat MD, Syed HM, Green LM. Evaluation of bupivacaine and triamcinolone acetonide toxicity on human articular chondrocytes. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Washington DC, April 8, 2010. ( 4/2010 )
  • Schellack GW, Afsari A, Wongworawat MD, Patton DJ. Evaluation of multi-rider ATVs (Rhinos) vs single-rider ATVs: Primary amputation and open fracture incidence. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 10, 2010. ( 3/2010 )
  • Syed HM, Gillham S, Jobe CM, Phipatanakul W, Wongworawat MD. Fenestrated outflow cannulae minimize arthroscopic fluid gain. Resident Award Paper. Western Orthopaedic Association 73rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, August 1, 2009. ( 8/2009 )
  • Riedel B, Mildren ME, Phipatanakul WP, Wongworawat MD. Evaluation of the learning curve for reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Western Orthopaedic Association 73rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, July 29-August 1, 2009. ( 7/2009 )
  • Wongworawat MD, Syed HM, Gillham S, Jobe CM, Phipatanakul W. Fenestrated outflow cannulae and arthroscopic fluid gain. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Kapalua, Hawaii, May 15, 2009. ( 5/2009 )
  • Sim MW, Elsissy P, Wongworawat MD. The effect of insurance type on delay in fracture care. Western Orthopaedic Association 72nd Annual Meeting, Kapalua, Hawaii, July 26, 2008. ( 7/2008 )
  • Lim EK, Wongworawat MD, Papa DM. Changes in brachial artery peak systolic velocity with the use of an axillary roll in the lateral decubitus position. Western Orthopaedic Association 72nd Annual Meeting, Kapalua, Hawaii, July 24, 2008. ( 7/2008 )
  • Keese GR, Boody AR, Wongworawat MD, Jobe CM.. "The accuracy of saline injection in the diagnosis of traumatic arthrotomy." Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Phoenix, AZ ( 10/2007 )
  • Lim E, Linthicum JJ, Bowen JM, Schlechter J, Wongworawat MD, Sagoo S, Cornelius A.. "Factors affecting infection rates in open fractures." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Williams SK, Wongworawat MD.. "Decision analysis of acute scaphoid fracture treatment." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Downs DJ, Gregorius SF, Wongworawat MD.. "Trends in causative organisms for hand infections: a five-year retrospective study." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Schramm JM, Nguyen M, Wongworawat MD.. "Percutaneous trigger finger release: a cadaveric study." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Janout M, Mudge MK, Wongworawat MD.. "The effectiveness of locking volar wrist plates in fixation of the dorsal ulnar corner fragment of the distal radius." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Bowen JM, Wongworawat MD, Jobe CM. "The accuracy of the saline load test." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 15th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2007 )
  • Williams SK, Wongworawat MD.. "Decision analysis of acute scaphoid fracture treatment." Pan Pacific Hand and Upper Limb Trauma Symposium. Queenstown, New Zealand ( 3/2007 )
  • Williams SK, Wongworawat MD.. "Evaluation of the proximal radioulnar joint." Pan Pacific Hand and Upper Limb Trauma Symposium. Queenstown, New Zealand ( 3/2007 )
  • Schramm JM, Nguyen M, Wongworawat MD, Kjellin I.. "Does thumb immobilization contribute to scaphoid fracture stability?." American Association for Hand Surgery. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico ( 1/2007 )
  • Sullivan LG, Brockardt C, Wongworawat MD.. "Evaluation of looped suture and new suture material for tendon repair." American Association for Hand Surgery. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico ( 1/2007 )
  • Downs DJ, Gregorius S, Wongworawat MD. "Timeliness of appropriate antibiotics in hand infections." Musculoskeletal Infection Society. Olympic Valley, CA ( 8/2006 )
  • Linthicum JJ, Bowen JM, Schlechter J, Wongworawat MD.. "Factors associated with acute infection in open fractures: preliminary results." Musculoskeletal Infection Society. Olympic Valley, CA ( 8/2006 )
  • Cullan DB, Wongworawat MD. "Sterility of the Surgical Site Marking Between the Marker and the Epidermis." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Downs DJ, Wongworawat MD. "Timeliness of Appropriate Antibioticis in Hand Infections." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Smith BW, Wongworawat MD. "Does a Tension Band Add Stability to Olecranon Osteotomy Fixation." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Downs DJ, Wongworawat MD. "Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Distal Humerus Fracture: A Biomechanical Comparison of Methods." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Williams SK, Wongworawat MD, Jahng K. "Evaluation of the Proximal Radioulnar Joint." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Sullivan LG, Brockardt C, Dai Q, Watkins B, Wongworawat MD. "Evaluation of Looped Suture for Flexor Tendon Repair." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Schramm JM, Nguyen M, Wongworawat MD. "Immobilization of Scaphoid Fractures." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 7th Annual Hand Professorial Research Seminar. East Campus Ambulatory Services, 129 ( 6/2006 )
  • Schramm JM, Nguyen M, Wongworawat MD. "Immobilization of Scaphoid Fractures." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Linthicum JJ, Bown J, Schlechter J, Wongworawat MD, Lim E, Sagoo S, Cornelius A. "Preliminary Results in Factors Affecting Infection in Open Fractures." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Downs DJ, Wongworawat MD. "Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Distal Humerus Fracture: A Biomechanical Comparison of Methods." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Boyd JI, Wongworawat MD. "Fixed Angle Distal Volar Plating vs. Percutaneous Skeletal Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Keese GR, Boody AR, Wongworawat MD, Jobe CM. "The Accuracy of Saline Injection in the Diagnosis of Traumatic Arthrotomy." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Keese GR, Wongworawat MD, Frykman G. "Clinical Significance of the Palmaris Longus Tendon on the Pathophysiology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Sullivan LG, Brockardt C, Dai Q, Watkins B, Wongworawat MD. "Evaluation of Looped Suture for Flexor Tendon Repair." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Hassinger SM, Wongworawat MD, Hechanova JW, Dai Q. "Biomechanical Characteristics of Ten Arthroscopic Knots." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Cullan DB, Wongworawat MD. "Sterility of the Surgical Site Marking Between the Marker and the Epidermis." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Williams SK, Wongworawat MD, Jahng K. "Evaluation of the Proximal Radioulnar Joint." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Smith BW, Wongworawat MD. "Does a Tension Band Add Stability to Olecranon Osteotomy Fixation." Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 5/2006 )
  • Kemper D, Wongworawat MD. "Is Dorsal Plating Necessary for Dorsally Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures?." American Association for Hand Surgery. Tucson, AZ ( 1/2006 )
  • Jones SG, Wongworawat MD. "Influence of Hand Jewelry on Hand Sanitization Procedures and Residual Bacterial Contamination." Musculoskeletal Infection Society. Snowmass, CO ( 8/2005 )
  • Kelley S, Wongworawat MD, Kjellin I. "The Effect of the Trapezium on Proximal Carpal Row Kinematics." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Jones SG, Wongworawat MD. "Influence of Hand Jewelry on Hand Sanitization Procedures and Residual Bacterial Contamination." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Beardsley B, Wongworawat MD, Dai Q. "Comparison of Unicortical Versus Bicortical Screw Fixation Using Locking Plates." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Kemper D, Wongworawat MD. "Is Dorsal Plating Necessary for Dorsally Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures?." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Boyd JI, Wongworawat MD. "High Pressure Pulsatile Lavage Causes Soft Tissue Damage." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Hassinger SM, Harding G, Wongworawat MD. "High Pressure Lavage Propagates Bacteria Into Soft Tissue." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Boody AR, Wongworawat MD. "Accuracy in the Measurement of Compartment Pressures: A Comparison of Three Commonly Used Devices." LLU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13th Annual Research Seminar. San Bernardino, CA ( 6/2005 )
  • Harbour C, Gomez A, Wongworawat MD, Mudge K, Dai Q. "Intramedullary Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures with Bioabsorbable Versus Stainless Steel Rods." American Association for Hand Surgery. Fajardo, PR ( 1/2005 ) Link...
  • Hassinger SM, Harding G, Wongworawat MD. "High Pressure Lavage Propagates Bacteria Into Soft Tissue." Musculoskeletal Infection Society. Pittsburgh, PA ( 8/2004 ) Link...
  Research Presentations -- Regional
  • Fuller CB, Guillen FT, Wongworawat MD, Riedel BB. Bio-absorbable pin fixation in pediatric radial neck fractures and malunions. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2013. ( 10/2013 )
  • Grijalva RA, Wongworawat MD. Treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome with injection of autologous platelet rich plasma. OREF/ORS Pacific Coast Region Resident Research Symposium, Orange, CA, June 15, 2012. ( 6/2012 - 7/2012 )
  • Gendy G, Wongworawat MD. Does applying normal saline significantly change the wound bursting strength of cyanoacrylates? OREF/ORS Pacific Coast Region Resident Research Symposium, Orange, CA, June 15, 2012. ( 6/2012 )
  • Adair CR, Williams P, Inceoglu S, Wongworawat MD. Failure strength of tendon repair with varying stitch count in the Pulvertaft weave and side-to-side techniques. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, January 28, 2011. ( 1/2011 )
  • Meineke R, Chiu S, Wongworawat MD. Comparison of locking and grasping loop configurations using Fiberwire in four strand cruciate flexor tendon repairs. Western Orthopaedic Association 74th Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, August 4-7, 2010. ( 8/2010 )
  • Mildren ME, Jones SG, Wongworawat MD, Lim E. Rate of infection for primary total knee arthroplasty in the presence of shrapnel. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Session, Marina del Rey, CA, August 6, 2010. ( 8/2010 )
  • Chiu S, Meineke R, Wongworawat MD. Comparison of locking and grasping loop configurations using Fiberwire in four-strand cruciate flexor tendon repair. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, January 29, 2010. ( 1/2010 )
  • Mildren ME, Riedel B, Wongworawat MD, Jobe C, Phipatanakul W. Evaluation of the learning curve of the reverse total shoulder: a retrospective review. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, January 30, 2009. ( 1/2009 )
  • Gillham SB, Syed H, Jobe CM, Phipatanakul W, Wongworawat MD. Comparison of fluid weight gain after shoulder arthroscopy using fenestrated outflow cannulae vs conventional arthroscopic cannulae. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, January 30, 2009. ( 1/2009 )
  • Chen S, Wongworawat MD, Anderson MV, Cheng WK. Diabetes is associated with increased surgical site infections in spinal arthrodesis. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Session, Olympic Valley, CA, August 9, 2008. ( 8/2008 )
  • Bady S, Wongworawat MD. Effectiveness of Ioban vs Integuseal barrier preparation for surgical sites in an ovine model. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Session, Olympic Valley, CA, August 9, 2008. ( 8/2008 )
  • Patton DJ, Dahl KA, Wongworawat MD. Biomechanical characteristics of 9 arthroscopic knots. Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, February 1, 2008. ( 2/2008 )
  Research Presentations -- Local/Campus
  • Eggers R, Wongworawat MD. Antimicrobial activity of cyanoacrylates against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa. LLU APC, Loma Linda, CA, March 3-4, 2013. ( 3/2013 )
  • Adair CR, Williams P, Inceoglu S, Wongworawat MD. Failure strength of tendon repair with varying stitch count in the Pulvertaft weave and side-to-side techniques. Student Basic Sciences Second Place Award. LLU APC, Loma Linda, CA, March 4-7, 2011. ( 3/2011 )
  • Patton DJ, Dahl KA, Wongworawat MD, Dai Q. Biomechanical characteristics of nine arthroscopic knots. LLU APC, Loma Linda, CA, March 2-3, 2008. ( 3/2008 )
  • Sim MW, Elsissy P, Wongworawat MD. The effect of insurance type on wrist and hand fracture care. LLU APC, Loma Linda, CA, March 2-3, 2008. ( 3/2008 )
  • Bowen JM, Jobe CM, Wongworawat MD. Accuracy of the saline load test. LLU APC, Loma Linda, CA, March 2-3, 2008. ( 3/2008 )
  Presentations given to non-academic audiences
  • Wongworawat MD. "The Shield of Faith." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church Young Adults Group. Loma Linda, CA ( 4/2007 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." Inland Empire Flute Society. Redlands, CA ( 3/2007 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "Absolute Certainty?." Hacienda Heights Chinese Adventist Fellowship. Hacienda Heights, CA ( 8/2006 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "Introduction to the Book of Ephesians." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church, Sabbath School. Loma Linda, CA ( 10/2005 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "Is There A God?." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church, Young Adults vespers. Loma Linda, CA ( 3/2005 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "Why Christianity?." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church, Young Adults vespers. Loma Linda, CA ( 3/2005 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "The Time of the End: Daniel 12." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church, Young Adults section. Loma Linda, CA ( 12/2004 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "A Rational Basis of Belief: Why I Believe That God Exists." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church. Loma Linda, CA ( 11/2004 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "A Rational Basis of Belief: Why I Worship the Christian God." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church. Loma Linda, CA ( 11/2004 )
  • Wongworawat MD. "A Rational Basis of Belief: Introduction." Loma Linda Chinese SDA Church. Loma Linda, CA ( 10/2004 )