Dr. Daniel L. Gaffney of GIKK Ortho Specialists is a highly trained and skilled doctor specializing in hand, wrist, shoulder or elbow conditions and can help you find relief from pain.

If upper extremity pain, or loss of motion is holding you back, Dr. Gaffney is a professional and compassionate physician. Make an appointment now to get on the road to recovery.


Undergraduate: Washington State University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency:University of Utah
Fellowship: Wake Forest University

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certified
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member

Personal Interests:

Dr. Gaffney enjoys athletics and outdoor activities such as triathlons, strength training, mountainbiking, snowboarding, climbing, hiking, camping. He also enjoys more leisurely activities such as spending time with family and organic gardening.

Publications, Presentations, & Research

Gaffney, DL, Daubs, MD, Brodke, DS, Patel, AA, Lawrence, B, and Higgins, T. Incidence and Risk Factors for Prolonged Postoperative Opioid Use Following Spine Surgery. In progress.

Gaffney, DL, Hutchinson, DT. Fractures and Dislocations: Pediatric Hand and Wrist. Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Textbook. Weiss, et. Al. In press.

Gaffney DL, Slabaugh M. Deltoid compartment syndrome after antegrade humeral nailing. J Orthop Trauma. 2009 Mar;23(3):229-31.

State Presentations
Gaffney, DL: Incidence and Risk Factors for Prolonged Narcotic Use Following Spinal Surgery. Utah State Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Park City, UT, September 28, 2012.

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