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Daniel J. Gittings, MD

About Dr. Daniel J. Gittings

Dr. Daniel Gittings is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Hand Surgery in Orange County, California. He specializes in comprehensive fingertip to shoulder musculoskeletal care and is experienced treating both upper and lower extremity trauma. He cares for adult and pediatric patients with degenerative, traumatic, and congenital conditions affecting peripheral nerves and brachial plexus, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints.

Dr. Gittings graduated from Providence College summa cum laude, with the highest grade point average in his concentration, double majoring in both Biology and Chemistry. During medical school at Boston University, Dr. Gittings was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated cum laude.

While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gittings excelled in providing high quality patient care and was selected by Penn’s world renowned faculty to serve as a Chief Resident, a leader of his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. During his time at Penn, Dr. Gittings also served as the Editor in Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. Additionally he was awarded multiple grants and a post-doctoral fellowship while becoming an expert at tendon injury and healing.

After becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Gittings also gained greater expertise in upper extremity surgery. During his Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California, Dr. Gittings refined his techniques while working with international experts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Gittings is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has authored dozens of scientific papers and has presented his research at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Gittings is contracted with most insurance companies, including workers’ compensation insurance. Dr. Gittings is currently accepting new patient consults and referrals. To learn more about Dr. Gittings, visit his website at

To schedule an appointment at either his Irvine or Orange offices, please call (714) 937-2168.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Aliso Viejo
Education Medical Education - Boston University School of Medicine
Internship - Hospital of the University of Philadelphia (Orthopedic Surgery)
Residency - Hospital of the University of Philadelphia (Orthopedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Keck School of Medicine of USC (Hand Surgery)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgey
Conditions Treated
  • Dislocated Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Jammed Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand & Wrist / Hand Osteoarthritis / Wrist Osteoarthr (Hand & Wrist)
  • Hyperextended Elbow / Hyperextension of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Sprained Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Pinched Nerve (Elbow)
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Elbow (Elbow)
  • Broken Hand (Hand & Wrist)
  • Mallet Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Still Elbow (Elbow)
  • Fractured Wrist (Hand & Wrist)
  • Sprained Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Hand Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Triceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Trigger Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (Elbow)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Nerve Injuries (Hand & Wrist)
  • Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • Ganglion Cyst (Hand & Wrist)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Elbow Bursitis (Elbow)
  • Metacarpal Fracture (Hand & Wrist)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Erb's Palsy (Elbow)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • De Quervain's Disease (Hand & Wrist)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Colles Fracture (Elbow)
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow (Elbow)
  • Broken Finger (Hand & Wrist)
  • Elbow Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Dupuytren's Contractures (Hand & Wrist)
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain (Elbow)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
  • Tendinosis (Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • Wrist Tendonitis (Hand & Wrist)
  • Carpal Tunnel (Hand & Wrist)