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Daphne M. Beingessner, M.D.

Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Quality Improvement, Harborview Medical Center
Surgical Director of Quality Improvement, Harborview Medical Center

College
Bachelor of Mathematics with Distinction, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1992
Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1993
Medical School
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1997
Internship
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1998
Residency
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 2002
Fellowship
University of Western Ontario - Hand and Upper Limb 2003
University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center - Orthopedic Trauma ACE 2004
Board Certification
Canada: Board Certified, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) 2002
U.S.A.: Board Certified 2006
About

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 a 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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Beingessner's interests outside of medicine include spending time with family and friends, weightlifting and fitness, yoga, playing piano music and cooking.

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Surgeries and Diagnosis

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:

Shoulder Fractures
• Clavicle (Collarbone)
• Proximal Humerus
• Scapula

Arm Fractures
• Humerus Shaft Fracture

Elbow Fractures And Dislocations
• Radial Head Fracture
• Coronoid Fracture
• Terrible Triad
• Olecranon Fracture
• Monteggia Fracture
• Distal Humerus Fracture
• Complex Fracture Dislocations

Forearm Fractures
• Radius And Ulna Shaft Fractures
• Galeazzi Fractures

Hip Fractures
• Femoral Neck Fractures
• Intertrochanteric/Pertrochanteric/Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures

Thigh Fractures
• Femur Fractures
• Supracondylar Femur Fractures
• Periprosthetic Femur Fractures (fractures around hip and knee replacements)

Knee Fractures
• Tibial Plateau Fractures

Leg Fractures
• Tibia Shaft Fractures

Ankle Fractures
• Lateral Malleolus Fractures
• Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Tibial Pilon Fractures

Foot Fractures
• Lisfranc Injuries
• Talus Fractures
• Calcaneus Fractures (Heel Bone)
• Metatarsal Fractures
• Tarsal Fractures

Publications

Scientific Publications: (PubMed Listing)

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