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Eric Tan, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Phone+1 323 442 5860
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    Los Angeles Magazine2017  - 2018Super Doctors: Southern California Rising Star
    Pasadena Magazine2017Top Doctor

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    Eric W. Tan, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in both common and complex problems of the foot and ankle, and he has a special interest in arthroscopic procedures, total ankle replacement, and reconstructive procedures.

    Dr. Tan attended medical school and completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also served as resident physician for the Baltimore Orioles and the Johns Hopkins University athletics. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland under fellowship director Lew C. Schon, MD, prior to returning to southern California.

    He is actively involved in scientific research and has authored articles and book chapters as well as presented work at various national and international meetings. Dr. Tan’s areas of interest include foot and ankle arthritis, total ankle replacements, cartilage preservation and restoration, fractures of the foot and ankle, and application of stem cells in the treatment of various foot and ankle conditions. In addition, he is actively involved with numerous national organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

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    1. Vakhshori V, Sabour AF, Alluri RK, Hatch GF, Tan EW. Patient and Practice Trends in Total Ankle Replacement and Tibiotalar Arthrodesis in the United States From 2007 to 2013. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jan 15; 27(2):e77-e84. PMID: 30169446.
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    2. Matcuk GR, Patel DB, Cen S, Heidari KS, Tan EW. Fibular groove morphology and measurements on MRI: correlation with fibularis tendon abnormalities. Surg Radiol Anat. 2019 Jan; 41(1):75-85. PMID: 30406355.
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    3. Usuelli FG, Maccario C, Granata F, Indino C, Vakhshori V, Tan EW. Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Transfibular Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Jan; 40(1):24-33. PMID: 30203667.
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    4. Tan EW, Finney FT, Maccario C, Talusan PG, Zhang Z, Schon LC. Histological and Gross Evaluation through Second-Look Arthroscopy of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus after Failed Treatment with Particulated Juvenile Cartilage: A Case Series. J Orthop Case Rep. 2018 Mar-Apr; 8(2):69-73. PMID: 30167418.
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    5. de Cesar Netto C, Chinanuvathana A, Fonseca LFD, Dein EJ, Tan EW, Schon LC. Outcomes of flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon transfer in the treatment of Achilles tendon disorders. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jun; 25(3):303-309. PMID: 29409178.
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    6. Usuelli FG, Tamini J, Maccario C, Grassi M, Tan EW. Bone-block arthrodesis procedure in failures of first metatarsophalangeal joint replacement. Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Sep; 23(3):163-167. PMID: 28865584.
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    7. de Cesar Netto C, da Fonseca LF, Simeone Nascimento F, O'Daley AE, Tan EW, Dein EJ, Godoy-Santos AL, Schon LC. ?Diagnostic and therapeutic injections of the foot and ankle-An overview. Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Apr; 24(2):99-106. PMID: 29409219.
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    8. Tan EW, Schon LC. Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Bearing Sutures for Tendon Repair and Healing in the Foot and Ankle. Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Dec; 21(4):885-890. PMID: 27871421.
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    9. Heckmann N, Bradley A, Sivasundaram L, Alluri RK, Tan EW. Effect of Insurance on Rates of Total Ankle Arthroplasty Versus Arthrodesis for Tibiotalar Osteoarthritis. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Feb; 38(2):133-139. PMID: 27756868.
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    10. Usuelli FG, Maccario C, Pantalone A, Serra N, Tan EW. Identifying the learning curve for total ankle replacement using a mobile bearing prosthesis. Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jun; 23(2):76-83. PMID: 28578798.
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    11. Tan EW, Maccario C, Talusan PG, Schon LC. Early Complications and Secondary Procedures in Transfibular Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Aug; 37(8):835-41. PMID: 27098127.
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    12. Brock AK, Tan EW, Shafiq B. Post-Traumatic Periprosthetic Tibial and Fibular Fracture After Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Case Report. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jan - Feb; 56(1):196-200. PMID: 26946999.
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    13. Tan EW, Sirisreetreerux N, Paez AG, Parks BG, Schon LC, Hasenboehler EA. Early Weightbearing After Operatively Treated Ankle Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Jun; 37(6):652-8. PMID: 26802427.
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    14. Usuelli FG, Maccario C, Manzi L, Tan EW. Posterior Talar Shifting in Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Mar; 37(3):281-7. PMID: 26443698.
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    15. Talusan PG, Cata E, Tan EW, Parks BG, Guyton GP. Safe Zone for Neural Structures in Medial Displacement Calcaneal Osteotomy: A Cadaveric and Radiographic Investigation. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Dec; 36(12):1493-8. PMID: 26231200.
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    16. Tan EW, Cata E, Schon LC. Use of a Percutaneous Pointed Reduction Clamp Before Screw Fixation to Prevent Gapping of a Fifth Metatarsal Base Fracture: A Technique Tip. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb; 55(1):151-6. PMID: 26188626.
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    17. Dewan AK, Tomlinson RE, Mitchell S, Goh BC, Yung RM, Kumar S, Tan EW, Faugere MC, Dietz HC, Clemens TL, Sponseller PD. Dysregulated TGF-ß signaling alters bone microstructure in a mouse model of Loeys-Dietz syndrome. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct; 33(10):1447-54. PMID: 26173585.
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    18. Srikumaran U, Wells JH, Freehill MT, Tan EW, Higgins LD, Warner JJ. Scapular Winging: A Great Masquerader of Shoulder Disorders: AAOS Exhibit Selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jul 16; 96(14):e122. PMID: 25031384.
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    19. Srikumaran U, Stein BE, Tan EW, Freehill MT, Wilckens JH. Upper-extremity peripheral nerve blocks in the perioperative pain management of orthopaedic patients: AAOS exhibit selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 18; 95(24):e197(1-13). PMID: 24352782.
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    20. Tan EW, Offoha RU, Oswald GL, Skolasky RL, Dewan AK, Zhen G, Shapiro JR, Dietz HC, Cao X, Sponseller PD. Increased fracture risk and low bone mineral density in patients with loeys-dietz syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Aug; 161A(8):1910-4. PMID: 23825031.
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    21. Tan EW, White AL, Attar S, Petersen SA. Solitary plasmacytoma of the medial clavicle. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 May; 42(5):230-2. PMID: 23710481.
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    22. Stein BE, Srikumaran U, Tan EW, Freehill MT, Wilckens JH. Lower-extremity peripheral nerve blocks in the perioperative pain management of orthopaedic patients: AAOS exhibit selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Nov 21; 94(22):e167. PMID: 23172334.
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    23. Tantisricharoenkul G, Tan EW, Fayad LM, McCarthy EF, McFarland EG. Malignant soft tissue tumors of the biceps muscle mistaken for proximal biceps tendon rupture. Orthopedics. 2012 Oct; 35(10):e1548-52. PMID: 23027496.
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    24. Tan EW, Ting BL, Jia X, Skolasky RL, McFarland EG. Diagnostic errors in orthopedic surgery: evaluation of resident documentation of neurovascular examinations for orthopedic trauma patients. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):60-8. PMID: 22798636.
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    25. Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, Tan EW, Stein BE, Van Hoy ML, Stewart NN, Lemma MA. Postoperative incentive spirometry use. Orthopedics. 2012 Jun; 35(6):e927-31. PMID: 22691669.
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    26. Tan EW, Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Bernard JA, Lemma MA. Role of hematologic laboratory studies in the postoperative management of patients undergoing anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion. Orthopedics. 2012 Jun; 35(6):e917-21. PMID: 22691667.
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    27. Srikumaran U, Tan EW, Belkoff SM, Marsland D, Ain MC, Leet AI, Sponseller PD, Tis JE. Enhanced biomechanical stiffness with large pins in the operative treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Mar; 32(2):201-5. PMID: 22327456.
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    28. Srikumaran U, Tan EW, Erkula G, Leet AI, Ain MC, Sponseller PD. Pin size influences sagittal alignment in percutaneously pinned pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec; 30(8):792-8. PMID: 21102203.
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    29. Tan EW, Dharamsi FM, McCarthy EF, Fayad LM, McFarland EG. Intramuscular synovial cyst of the shoulder: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Apr; 19(3):e20-4. PMID: 20189838.
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    30. Stamper SA, Carrera-G E, Tan EW, Fugère V, Krahe R, Fortune ES. Species differences in group size and electrosensory interference in weakly electric fishes: implications for electrosensory processing. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Mar 05; 207(2):368-76. PMID: 19874855.
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    31. Tan EW, Nizar JM, Carrera-G E, Fortune ES. Electrosensory interference in naturally occurring aggregates of a species of weakly electric fish, Eigenmannia virescens. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Oct 14; 164(1):83-92. PMID: 16099058.
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    32. Ramcharitar JU, Tan EW, Fortune ES. Effects of global electrosensory signals on motion processing in the midbrain of Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2005 Sep; 191(9):865-72. PMID: 16001182.
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