Dillon Arango, M.D. Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida

Dillon Arango, M.D.

Dillon Arango, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Dillon Arango is an orthopedic surgeon and South Florida native. He graduated Cum Laude with honors, from Florida International University (FIU) with a degree in Chemistry. Dr. Arango then received his Medical Degree with honors as part of the first graduating class from the FIU College of Medicine. He was later accepted into orthopedic surgery residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where he completed 5 years of rigorous training. He is the first orthopedic surgeon to graduate from the FIU College of Medicine.

While in residency, Dr. Arango received extensive practice in all aspects of orthopedic surgery from world renowned faculty. In addition, he conducted clinical and basic science research, produced numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented his work at multiple scientific meetings. During residency, Dr. Arango was elected as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopedic Association (AOA) and he was also elected as a resident liaison to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

After completion of residency, Dr. Arango pursued further specialization and completed a fellowship at Harvard University affiliates Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Here he specialized in sports medicine, minimally invasive arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, and cartilage restoration.

Though he treats most fractures of the upper and lower extremities, Dr. Arango specializes in minimally invasive surgery. With the technique of arthroscopy, he uses small keyhole incisions to view a painful or problematic joint with a specialized miniature camera. Using special instruments he can treat patients via much smaller incisions than would traditionally be required.

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
  • Shoulder replacement (anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty)
  • ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL reconstruction
  • Meniscal repair
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Cartilage Restoration (MACI, allograft, autograft)
  • Tendon tears (Hamstring, Quadriceps, Biceps, Patellar)
  • Arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Running injuries
  • Muscular strain and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Fracture care of the upper and lower extremities

Hospital Affiliations

  • Memorial Hospital Miramar
  • Memorial Hospital West
  • Surgicare of Miramar Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Hialeah Hospital
  • Larkin Palm Springs Hospital
  • Jackson West Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Dr. Kiran C. Patel Allopathic College of Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University
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Dr. Arango is fluent in English and Spanish.