Herbert   D. Huddleston, MD

Herbert D. Huddleston, MD

The Hip and Knee Institute 5525 Etiwanda Ave., #324 Tarzana, CA 91356



  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery


Dr. Huddleston is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. He restricts his surgical practice to Surgery of the hip and knee.

Dr. Huddleston grew up in South Africa and graduated from the Medical School of the University of Capetown. He completed his training in General Surgery in England, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

His orthopedic residency training was taken at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, after which he moved to Los Angeles to do a one year Fellowship in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery with Professor Charles O. Bechtol.

After spending time in England with John Charnley, the father of modern hip replacement, Dr. Huddleston joined Charles Bechtol in private practice as his assistant. Bechtol, while Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California in Los Angeles, was one of the first three surgeons to introduce the Charnley technique of hip replacement into the United States.

Dr. Bechtol and Dr. Huddleston became partners in a private practice limited exclusively to Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. Upon Bechtols retirement, Dr. Huddleston took over the practice.

Dr. Huddleston#39;s extensive experience includes more than six thousand hip replacements and five thousand knee replacements. He has revised more than seven hundred failed hip replacements referred to him from around the United States.

He has published research on the causes of failure of cemented joint replacements and on leg length techniques and issues in hip replacement. He teaches and lectures on the subject of joint replacement surgery. Dr. Huddleston has designed a hip replacement system (the Omega system) which is used throughout the world.

Dr. Huddleston is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Huddleston is on staff at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital and the Providence Tarzana Hospital.

Dr. Huddleston and his wife, Fran, and three sons, Michael, Christopher and Nicholas, enjoy sailing, skiing, tennis and travel.

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