Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael T. Daines, MD

Meridian - Caldwell - Fruitland

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Michael T. Daines, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Training & Experience

Dr. Daines is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons. He is fellowship trained in shoulder surgery and specializes in minimally invasive shoulder surgery. He is skilled in the operative and non operative management of all shoulder conditions including rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement and trauma. Dr. Daines also has special interest in all inside arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using a knotless technique, which allows for more rapid rehab and less scarring.

Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Dr. Daines completed a shoulder fellowship in August 2009 at Oxford University in England funded by the prestigious Girdlestone Scholarship. Prior to that he graduated from the University of Utah followed by medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Specializing in Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery Procedures

Specializing in the field of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Daines is prepared to treat a wide range of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, in either a non-surgical or surgical manner, resorting to surgery when all other treatment methods have been exhausted or ruled out. Additionally, Dr. Daines is trained to diagnose a range of musculoskeletal conditions, such as fractures or sprains.

Minimally invasive shoulder surgery procedures require only a small incision or the insertion of an instrument into a shoulder area. This involves minimal damage of body tissue. This technique allows patients to optimally recover from surgery, resulting in better patient outcomes and faster recovery to their normal daily activities.

Family Heritage

Dr. Daines has long roots in the Treasure Valley, following in the footsteps of his father Joseph G. (Pete) Daines, MD and Joseph G. Daines, MD, his grandfather, in practicing orthopedics here.

  • Years in Practice: Since 2008
  • Hobbies: Fishing, Camping, Hunting and Triathlons
  • Languages: English, Spanish and Italian
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Snydrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (inc. Muscle Tear)

Experience and Education

Michael T. Daines, MD

Undergraduate Education

University of Utah 1993-1994, 1996-1999

Bachelor of Science, Biology

Michael T. Daines, MD

Semester Abroad

BYU Center for Near Eastern Studies 1998

Michael T. Daines, MD

Medical School

Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons 1999-2003

Michael T. Daines, MD

Residency and Fellowship

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 2003-2008

Michael T. Daines, MD

Girdlestone Scholar

Oxford University. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship 2008-2009

  • West Valley Medical Center
  • Treasure Valley Hospital
  • St. Alphonsus
  • St. Luke's Hospital
Doctor Daines Has Privileges At The Following Hospital

West Valley Medical Center


West Valley Medical Center is located in Caldwell, Idaho. Their 200 physicians focus on each patient's needs and comfort. They have physicians providing care in cardiology, emergency care, ENT, general surgery, spine, orthopedics, mental health, radiology, urology and women's health.

Doctor Daines Has Privileges At The Following Hospital

Treasure Valley Hospital


Treasure Valley hospital is a physician-owned, non-emergency hospital operated by Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA). Since 1996, they have worked every day to deliver the very best individualized care possible in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. When physicians are directly involved in every aspect of the delivery of healthcare, the patient always benefits.

Individualized patient care is at the center of everything done at Treasure Valley Hospital and is reflected in the hospital’s values.

Doctor Daines Has Privileges At The Following Hospital

St. Alphonsus


At St. Alphonsus, they believe the best healthcare is all about the patient. They have over 5,000 medical staff who serve patients all over Oregon and Idaho.

Their four-hospital system is the only Level II Trauma Center in the area they serve, allowing St. Alphonsus to provide excellent care to critically ill and injured patients.

Doctor Daines Has Privileges At The Following Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital


St. Luke's is the only not-for-profit health system that is Idaho-based. They are dedicated to serving the people of their community by providing excellent care that leads to great health improvement. They are not only dedicated to treating patients when they are wounded or ill, but doing anything to help patients stay healthy.

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