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A Handy Guide to Keep in Reach: Sports Injuries of the Upper Extremity Video

A Handy Guide to Keep in Reach: Sports Injuries of the Upper Extremity

Orthopedic surgeon Nikki Schroeder, MD, chief of UCSF’s hand, elbow and upper extremity service, shows providers how to pinpoint the problem when patients present with elbow, wrist or hand pain.
Hurting Hips: How to Identify and Manage Common Conditions Video

Hurting Hips: How to Identify and Manage Common Conditions

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Stephanie Wong, MD, takes you on a “tour of the hip” in this straightforward guide to acute and chronic hip injuries frequently seen in clinic.
Regenerative Medicine Could Soon Transform Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions News

Regenerative Medicine Could Soon Transform Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

UCSF’s Brian Feeley, MD, and Xuhui Liu, MD, in collaboration with Kevin Healy, PhD, received a $1.2 million grant for their lab from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to continue pursuing their translational research in regenerative medicine.
Lumbar Fusion: Strategies to Lower Complications and Optimize Corrections Video

Lumbar Fusion: Strategies to Lower Complications and Optimize Corrections

Focusing particularly on the needs of obese patients, neurosurgeon Aaron Clark, MD, PhD, discusses anterior and lateral approaches to lumbar interbody fusion.
Pediatric Spondylolisthesis: Identifying Surgical Candidates and Selecting the Approach Video

Pediatric Spondylolisthesis: Identifying Surgical Candidates and Selecting the Approach

In a talk with relevance for both adult and pediatric spinal care providers, orthopedic surgeon Sigurd Berven, MD, discusses complex decisions on whether and how to treat a child with high-grade spondylolisthesis.
Navigation in Spinal Surgery: An Advantageous Tool of the Trade Video

Navigation in Spinal Surgery: An Advantageous Tool of the Trade

Shane Burch, MD. Offering tips from his own experience in both complex and minimally invasive procedures, he explains navigation’s benefits – which include reducing radiation exposure, highlighting individual anatomy and supporting tasks such as screw placement – as well as how to avoid common user errors.
How 3D-Printed, Patient-Specific Models Reduce Orthopaedic Surgery Time and Improve Patient Outcomes News

How 3D-Printed, Patient-Specific Models Reduce Orthopaedic Surgery Time and Improve Patient Outcomes

In this interview, Alexis Dang, MD, talks about the benefits to patients and surgeons and the first time he used a 3D-printed, patient-specific model for surgical planning.
Jabs for Joints and Tendons: Hurting Patients Want PRP and Stem Cells – But Do They Work? Video

Jabs for Joints and Tendons: Hurting Patients Want PRP and Stem Cells – But Do They Work?

Patients with aching knees, elbows and other common musculoskeletal problems hope that platelet-rich plasma or stem cell injections could bring relief – and they have lots of questions.
The Misery of Everyday Back Pain: Primary Care Keys to Better Outcomes Video

The Misery of Everyday Back Pain: Primary Care Keys to Better Outcomes

Pain specialist Conor W. O’Neill, MD, director of the UCSF Nonoperative Spine Program, presents a straightforward approach to assessing low back pain in primary care, including how to efficiently rule out serious causes and how to recognize the multiple factors – biological, psychological and social – that contribute to pain.
Pop Goes the Knee: Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Injuries Video

Pop Goes the Knee: Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Injuries

Orthopedic surgeon Elly LaRoque, MD, presents a guide to the knee problems frequently seen by PCPs, including tips on distinguishing complaints by typical histories and physical exam findings.
Put Your Shoulder Skills to the Wheel: An Anatomy-Based Lesson on Common Complaints Video

Put Your Shoulder Skills to the Wheel: An Anatomy-Based Lesson on Common Complaints

Sara Edwards, MD, illustrates tests for detecting specific injuries and explains when to order imaging, what images may show, and when referral to a specialist makes sense.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID Video

A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID

Sports specialization and misguided parenting practices have led to undue stress on athletic youngsters, with physical and psychological consequences now exacerbated by the quarantine.
Meet the Doctor: Dr. Christina Allen Video

Meet the Doctor: Dr. Christina Allen

Get to know Dr. Christina Allen, an Orthopedics Sports Medicine surgeon at UCSF.
Meet the Doctor: Dr. Brian Feeley Video

Meet the Doctor: Dr. Brian Feeley

Get to Dr. Brian Feeley, an Orthopedic surgeon at USCF.
Aggressive Versus Conservative Approaches to Knee and Shoulder Injuries Video

Aggressive Versus Conservative Approaches to Knee and Shoulder Injuries

When is surgery the best choice? And which surgery will have the best outcome? Conventional wisdom has shifted in many cases. Learn which factors to weigh in determining whether to recommend surgery, injections, PT or other types of conservative management.