Daniel R. Whiting, M.D. grew up on the Washington coast in the town of Aberdeen. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and his medical degree from St. Louis University. After completing medical school he completed his orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He spent a large portion of his time there working directly with international leaders in hip and knee reconstruction. This included training in complex primary arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty, and hip preservation. After residency he spent an additional year at The Orthopedic Surgery Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT refining his arthroplasty skills and receiving additional training in hip preservation and arthroscopy.

He evaluates and treats all types of hip pathology, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), snapping hip syndrome, ischiofemoral impingement (IFI), deep gluteal syndrome (DGS), abductor tendinopathy, and hamstring tendinopathy. Initially, this frequently involves conservative management with physical therapy and corticosteroid injections. If these measures fail, then he offers both arthroscopic and open procedures to treat these conditions.

When arthritis is the main cause of hip pain he offers total hip replacement, most frequently performing this through the direct anterior approach. This less invasive approach has demonstrated increased patient satisfaction, earlier recovery, and, most importantly, a decreased risk of dislocation.

For patients suffering from knee arthritis, he provides both partial and total knee replacements depending on each individual. When a young patient has knee arthritis he also considers whether a re-alignment of the leg, or osteotomy, may benefit them without replacing the joint.

When hip or knee replacements have failed he evaluates these to determine the source of failure and provides revision surgery to correct the individual problems. These reasons for failure often include infection, loosening, hip dislocation, and knee instability.

Dan is excited to practice in Missoula after spending time summer growing up visiting his grandparents in Bigfork. He is joined by his wife Maggie and their four children (Charlotte, Greg, Lee, and Marian). Montana promises many opportunities for their family to continue their outdoor adventures in climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and everything else our wonderful state offers.

Dr. Daniel Whiting