About Dr. Brian R. Hatten

Dr. Brian R. Hatten is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in personalized knee, hip and shoulder reconstructions. He also has surgical expertise in arthroscopic management of athletic injuries such as rotator cuff tears and meniscal injuries. Dr. Hatten has been in practice with The Orthopedic Clinic since 2004.

Dr. Hatten performs personalized knee replacements with an advanced surgical technique called kinematic alignment. He understands that every patient is unique and has individual anatomy and those differences must be accounted for during surgery. Dr. Hatten performs knee replacements by precisely resurfacing the patient’s knee. This restores the knee to its pre-arthritic joint line, like it was before the cartilage damage set in. This method can reduce pain, improve motion and produce a more natural feel to the replaced knee. This personalized alignment method is substantially different than the traditional technique used by most surgeons. Dr. Hatten can also perform this procedure with robotic assistance as well, providing his patients with the most advanced technology. Dr. Hatten is a world leader in knee replacement online education and patient support and the creator of My Knee Guide.

Dr. Hatten has performed posterior approach hip replacements since 2004 and switched to the revolutionary anterior approach in 2012. This approach has reduced rates of dislocation, allows for more accurate leg lengths and improves early recovery. He utilizes minimally invasive techniques and advanced intra-operative computer guidance to obtain precise and personalized component alignment.

Dr. Hatten has considerable experience with arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and performs bone preserving anatomic shoulder replacements. He has expertise in reverse total shoulder replacement for patients with more complicated conditions. Dr. Hatten uses CT scans and pre-operative computer analysis to create patient specific surgical guides to personalize the position of the reconstruction components.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Hip: Anterior hip replacement, computer guided surgery, abductor tendon repair
  • Knee: Patient specific kinematically aligned knee replacement, robotic assisted surgery, knee arthroscopy, meniscal repair
  • Shoulder: Arthroscopic rotator cuff and SLAP repairs, bone preserving anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacements
  • Elbow: Tennis and golfers elbow repair, biceps tendon repair and reconstruction, ulna nerve transposition
  • Wrist/Hand: Carpal tunnel release, De Quervain’s release, trigger finger release
  • Fractures: Treatment of upper and lower extremity fractures. Performed 20 years of Level II trauma call coverage at Halifax Medical Center, including orthopedic surgical management of complex multi-trauma patients.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Education

BS, Cornell University, 1995

Medical Education

MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1999


General Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1999 – 2000


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2000 – 2004


Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2006
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2008
Fellow Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship
Chairman, Ho-Nun-De-Kah Undergraduate Honor Society, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Cornell University
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, New York University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 2006
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016 – 2026

Professional Organizations

Volusia County Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

East Coast Surgery Center, Daytona Beach
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach & Port Orange
Advent Health, Daytona Beach


To learn more about Dr. Hatten’s innovative knee and hip procedures, click on the links below:

Dr. Hatten explains knee replacement video

Dr. Hatten explains anterior hip replacement

MD News article featuring Dr. Hatten on hip replacement surgery

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Care Team

Daniel Scott Winecoff APRN Daniel Scott Winecoff, APRN
Daniel Scott Winecoff, APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
Patra Flournoy Medical Assistant Patra Flournoy
Patra FlournoyLead Medical Assistant
Marissa Ruscoe Marissa Ruscoe
Marissa RuscoeSurgery Scheduler