Daphne M. Beingessner, M.D.
Director of Orthopaedic Quality Improvement, Harborview Medical Center
Surgical Director of Quality Improvement, Harborview Medical Center
U.S.A.: Board Certified 2006
Dr. Daphne Beingessner is a graduate of University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Following her training in orthopedic surgery at University of Western Ontario, she completed a Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in London, Ontario. She also completed a Master of Science degree in Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario and a Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Beingessner has presented at many national and international conferences and courses and has publications in major orthopaedic surgery journals and textbooks. Her clinical practice includes care of all upper and lower limb fractures with particular expertise in the care of the multiple trauma patient, elbow injuries (such as simple and complex elbow fractures), and periarticular fractures of the upper and lower extremity.
Her clinical interests include traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system, particularly patients with multiple traumas, periarticular injuries of the lower and upper extremity and complex injuries of the elbow. Her research interests include treatments to improve care for patients with multiple traumas, traumatic injuries of the lower and upper extremity and the effects of injury on the biomechanics extremities, particularly around the elbow.
Dr. Beingessner's interests outside of medicine include spending time with family and friends, reading classic and contemporary literature, listening to music, playing piano and cooking.
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Common Surgeries Performed:
Dr. Beingessner treats acute fractures as well as subacute fractures and fractures that have problems healing (nonunion) and also care for the multiply injured patient.
• IM Nails (Rod)
• Plates and Screws
• External Fixation
Common Injuries Treated:
• Clavicle (Collarbone)
• Proximal Humerus
• Humerus Shaft Fracture
Elbow Fractures And Dislocations
• Radial Head Fracture
• Coronoid Fracture
• Terrible Triad
• Olecranon Fracture
• Monteggia Fracture
• Distal Humerus Fracture
• Complex Fracture Dislocations
• Radius And Ulna Shaft Fractures
• Galeazzi Fractures
• Femoral Neck Fractures
• Intertrochanteric/Pertrochanteric/Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures
• Femur Fractures
• Supracondylar Femur Fractures
• Periprosthetic Femur Fractures (fractures around hip and knee replacements)
• Tibial Plateau Fractures
• Tibia Shaft Fractures
• Lateral Malleolus Fractures
• Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Tibial Pilon Fractures
• Lisfranc Injuries
• Talus Fractures
• Calcaneus Fractures (Heel Bone)
• Metatarsal Fractures
• Tarsal Fractures
Scientific Publications: (PubMed Listing)