Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
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Adult Reconstruction - Joint Replacement
Orthopaedic Surgery - Adult Reconstruction
Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma
My guiding principles of patient care are as follows :
Dr. Gavin Pereira, MD, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon offering care for Adults with Hip and Knee Arthritis.
He specializes in performing Hip and Knee Replacement surgeries including complex cases.
He offers patients the full range of Hip and Knee replacement surgeries including bone-preserving implants (if appropriate) and muscle sparing approaches for the Hip and Knee. He has expertise in Hip Resurfacing, short femoral stems and partial knee replacements. He performs most of his hip procedures via the Direct Anterior approach (if found to be appropriate). He has more than 16 years of experience in using Computer Navigation for his surgeries but also uses other advanced technologies like 3D printing, custom implants and Robotics (at Mercy General Hospital if insurance allows, but not offered at UCD currently).
He has been using the Kinematic Alignment technique for Total Knee replacements since 2014 which aims to place the knee implants in the original anatomical position before the knee became arthritic.
He has advanced training in performing complex Revision (re-do) surgeries on failed or poorly functioning hip and knee replacements. He is particularly experienced in treating patients with Hip and Knee joint replacements that are infected.
Dr. Gavin Pereira's research focuses on Hip and Knee replacement surgery and its outcomes. Specifically, he is interested in advanced technologies that include preoperative planning using digital imaging software and 3D reconstructions, 3D printing of bone models, Computer Navigation and Robot assisted surgeries. His other interests include Kinematic alignment Total Knee replacements and infections in joint replacements.
M.B.B.S., Baroda Medical College, Baroda, Gujarat, India 1991
Surgery in General, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK 1994-1998
Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Birmingham, UK 1998-2005
Adult Reconstruction (Hip and Knee Arthroplasty), New York University, New York NY 2005-2006
Orthopaedic Trauma, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 2005
Top Doctor Sacramento Magazine, 2020, 2021
Clinician Excellence Award, UC Davis, 2021
Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis (June and November), 2021
Lum ZC, Saiz AM, Pereira GC, Meehan JP. Patella Baja in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Apr 15;28(8):316-323. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00422. PMID:31934927.
Saiz AM, Lum ZC, Pereira GC. Etiology, Evaluation, and Management of Dislocation After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. JBJS Rev. 2019 Jul;7(7):e7. doi:10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00165. PMID:31343509.
Lum ZC, Pereira GC, Giordani M, Meehan JP. Top 100 most cited articles in orthopaedic surgery: An update. J Orthop. 2019 Dec 2;19:132-137. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2019.11.039. PMID:32025120.
Shieh AK, Lum ZC, Singh AK, Pereira GC. External iliac vein compression secondary to osteolysis-induced hematoma in total hip arthroplasty. Arthroplast Today. 2019 Jun 19;5(3):279-283. doi:10.1016/j.artd.2019.04.006. PMID:31516965.
Lum ZC, Natsuhara KM, Shelton TJ, Giordani M, Pereira GC, Meehan JP. Mortality During Total Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Dec;33(12):3783-3788. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.08.021. Epub 2018 Aug 25. PMID:30224099.
Lum ZC, Pereira GC. Local bio-absorbable antibiotic delivery in calcium sulfate beads in hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthop. 2018 May 7;15(2):676-678. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2018.05.001. PMID:29881219.
Lum ZC, Monzon RA, Bosque J, Coleman S, Pereira GC, Di Cesare PE. Effects of fondaparinux on wound drainage after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthop. 2018 Mar 17;15(2):388-390. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2018.03.003. PMID:29881160.
Shelton TJ, Skaggs AW, Pereira GC. Self-Resolution of a Draining Sinus Tract in a Patient with Chronic Periprosthetic Hip Infection. Case Rep Orthop. 2018 Feb 19;2018:8657562. doi:10.1155/2018/8657562. PMID:29670791.
Pereira GC, von Kaeppler E, Alaia MJ, Montini K, Lopez MJ, Di Cesare PE, Amanatullah DF. Calculating the Position of the Joint Line of the Knee Using Anatomical Landmarks. Orthopedics. 2016 Nov 1;39(6):381-386. doi:10.3928/01477447-20160729-01. Epub 2016 Aug 3. PMID:27482732.
Rathi P, Pereira GC, Giordani M, Di Cesare PE. The pros and cons of using larger femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 Aug;42(8):E53-9. PMID:24078959.