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Andrew Nguyen Luu, M.D.

Andrew
Nguyen Luu, M.D.

Fellowship Trained Hip & Knee
Reconstruction Specialist

Dr. Luu is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the management of hip and knee arthritis. He has extensive training in total hip and knee replacement surgery with an emphasis on minimally-invasive approaches including partial knee replacements as well as the muscle-sparing direct anterior total hip replacement. Dr. Luu’s practice also has a focus on complex adult joint reconstructions as well as revision surgery for previously failed total joint replacements. He is committed to providing exceptional care for his patients that is based on the latest scientific evidence. He believes in using multiple strategies to provide a safe and effective approach to reduce pain and increasing mobility for a faster recovery for his patients.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • PIH Health Hospital
    Program Director
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    2019-Present
    Whittier, CA

CLINICAL TRAINING

  • Hoag Orthopaedic Institute
    Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship
    2018-2019
    Irvine, CA
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    2013-2018
    Torrance, CA

EDUCATION

  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Doctorate of Medicine
    Shubert Scholar
    2009- 2013
    Boston, MA
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Master of Arts, Medical Sciences
    Dean’s List
    2007-2009
    Boston, MA
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Science, Physiology and Metabolism
    Summa Cum Laude
    2002-2006
    Berkeley, MA

LICENSURE

  • Medical Board of California
    2014-Present
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-ray Supervisor and Operator
    2015-Present

HONORS/AWARDS

  • 2021 Los Angeles’ Top Doctors of 2021. Los Angele Business Journal. January 18, 2021.
  • 2016 Dana M. Street Orthopaedic Resident Research Award Winner. Biomechanical Comparison of Fixation Devices for First Tarsometatarsal Joint Arthrodesis. Torrance, CA.
  • 2010 Harold Williams Medical Student Research Fellowship Award Winner. Assessment of the Time Lag Between Cancer Initiation and Skeletal Manifestation: Development and Validation of an In-Vivo Protocol
  • 2009 Tufts University School of Medicine - Shubert Family Scholarship
  • 2006 Departmental Honors, Dean’s List. University of California, Berkeley.

PUBLICATIONS

  • "A Comparative Study Between the Stryker EZout Powered Acetabular Revision System and the Zimmer Explant Acetabular Cup Removal Systems. Techniques in Orthopaedics, September 2019.
  • "DVT Prophylaxis Strategies Following Total Joint Arthroplasty". Seminars in Arthroplasty. September 2016.
  • "Two-Stage Arthroplasty for Prosthetic Joint Infection: a Systematic Review of Acute Kidney Injury, Systemic Toxicity and Infection Control". Journal of Arthroplasty. 28 October 2013.
  • "Microstructural, Densitometric and Metabolic Variations in Bones From Rats With Normal or Altered Skeletal States". Plos One. 17 December 2013.
  • "Inducible Immortality in hTERT-human Mesenchymal Stem Cells". Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 5 Jun 2012.

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

  • Kidney Injury After Antibiotic Cement Spacer Implantation for Prosthetic Joint Infection. AAOS Annual Meeting 2016. Orlando, FL. March 2016.
  • Two-Stage Arthroplasty for Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Systematic Review of Acute Kidney Injury Secondary to Antibiotic Spacer Placement. New England Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. November 2013.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Comparison of Gap Balanced versus Measured Resection Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized Trial. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2019.
  • A New Technique for Powered Removal of Well-Fixed Cementless Hemispherical Acetabular Components. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 2017.
  • Characterization of Metal Debris From Commonly Used Arthroscopic Shavers. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 2017.

Medical & Professional Associations

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
Andrew Nguyen Luu, M.D.
  • PIH Health
    La Habra Office
    1400 South Harbor Blvd
    La Habra, CA 90631

  • PIH Health
    Santa Fe Springs Office
    12400 Bloomfield Avenue
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

  • PIH Health
    Whittier Office
    12462 Putnam Street
    Suite 402
    Whittier, CA 90602

La Habra Office
1400 South Harbor Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631

Santa Fe Springs Office
12400 Bloomfield Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Whittier Office
12462 Putnam Street
Suite 402
Whittier, CA 90602