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Dayton Opel, MD

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Hand & Upper Extremity

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Dr. Opel

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Dayton Opel, MD, is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Hand & Upper Extremity. Dr. Opel’s practice is centered around providing comprehensive treatment for conditions and injuries affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, tailoring care to meet the specific needs of his patients. He treats a range of conditions and injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis & golfers’ elbow, fractures, trigger finger, hand and wrist arthritis, congenital deformities, rotator cuff injuries, and sports related injuries.

Dr. Opel’s guiding principle is that every patient deserves world-class care. Through his education, training, and practice, he feels as though he has been given the privilege and opportunity to positively change his patients’ lives. Dr. Opel works with his patients to fully understand what is responsible for their symptoms and devises a plan to improve their condition. If surgery is necessary, the mission of Dr. Opel’s team is to provide the best possible surgical outcome. “Serving my patients and accomplishing their goals are truly the most important and rewarding parts of providing care,” says Dr. Opel.

In his free time, Dr. Opel enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and two dogs. They share a strong commitment to their immediate and extended families and are passionate about playing an active role in the improvement of their community. They also enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, tennis, and golf, and are avid Badger and Packers fans.



Cleveland Clinic, Hand & Upper Extremity


Oregon Health & Science University, Orthopedic surgery


Oregon Health & Science University, Orthopedic surgery

Medical School:

University of Wisconsin, MD

University of Wisconsin, BS
  1. 2020-present Committee Member, American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  2. 2018-2019 Quality Assurance, Department of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  3. 2018 Doctors Demystify, Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Occupational & Physical Therapists, Cleveland, OH
  4. 2018 ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review program representative, Portland, OR
  5. 2017 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Resident Leadership Forum, Charlotte, NC
  6. 2014-2018 Residency Education Committee, OHSU Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Portland, OR
  7. 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society


Wallenberg R, Belzer M, Ramsey D, Opel D, Berkson M, Gundle K, Nagy M, Boucher R, McCarron J.

MRI-Based 3D Volumetric Assessment of Fatty Infiltration and Muscle Atrophy in Rotator Cuff Tears.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2022;31:1272-1281

Cho E, Weber M, Opel D, Lee A, Hoyen H, Bafus T.

Complications and Functional Outcomes after Transolecranon Distal Humerus Fracture.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021;30(3):479-486

Bommiasamy A, Opel D, McCallum R, Yonge J, Undurraga V, Connelly C, Friess D, Schreiber M, Mullins R.

Conscious Sedation versus Rapid Sequence Intubation for the Reduction of Native Traumatic Hip Dislocation.

Am J Surg 2018;S2-9610(17)30876-0.

Opel D, Rapone B, Krisnamoorthy B, Yoo J, Meeker J.

Race and Gender Influence Management of Humerus Shaft Fractures

J Orthop 2018; 15(2):540-544

Kagan R, Opel D, Hiratzka S, Schulman C, Espana K, Laursen R, Hayden J, Doung Y.

Is There a Time Delay to Achieve Stable Compressive Osseointegration Fixation?

Musculoskelet Regen 2017; 3: e1532. doi: 10.14800/mr.1532

Opel D, Abrams S, Halanski M, Noonan K

Lateral Intraarticular Transposition of the Anterior Tibialis Tendon for Treatment of Relapsed Clubfoot in Toddlers: a Previously Unreported Surgical Technique.

Open J Orthop 2014;4(3): 53-59.

Dayton Opel, MD

“Is There a Time Delay to Achieve Stability in Compressive Osseointegration Fixation?”

Presented at: 81st Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association; 2017 Aug 5, Kōloa, HI

Dayton Opel, MD

“The Effects of Tendon Transfer to Cartilage: Insights into Tibialis Anterior Tendons in the Young Child.”

Poster at Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society; 2017 Mar 20, San Diego, CA.

Dayton Opel, MD

“Race and Gender Influence Management of Humeral Shaft Fractures.”

Presented at: 80th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association; 2016 Oct 1, Indian Wells, CA.

Dayton Opel, MD

“Disparities in Orthopaedic Care: Revelations from the National Trauma Data Bank.”

Poster presentation at: 104th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society; 2016 Sep 30, New Orleans, LA.