Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.


Clinics & Hospitals

PROS Center – UCSF/SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at St. Mary’s

The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at the St. Mary’s PROS Center offers incomparable orthopaedic care of patients with acute and chronic injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute provides a state of the art approach to a wide range of complex orthopaedic injuries, including:

  • Orthopaedic trauma and fracture care
  • Pelvic and acetabular injuries
  • Spine trauma
  • Upper and lower extremity injuries and fractures
  • Malunions and non-unions
  • Osteomyelitis or infections of the bones
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle injuries and trauma of the foot and ankle
  • Peri-prosthetic fractures

We strive to provide a human element in coordinating your orthopaedic care with our expert team of orthopaedic trauma providers. Our group of orthopaedic traumatologists accepts local, regional, national, and international patient transfers for those requiring a higher level of trauma care. Patient transfers may be cared for at St. Mary’s Hospital or San Francisco General Hospital.

The success of the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute has led to a joint venture with the UCSF plastic surgeons to jointly open the Plastic, Reconstructive and Orthopaedic Surgery (PROS) Center located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. The combined orthopaedic and plastic surgery service promotes regular communication between the two groups of surgeons and creates a foundation for the best care possible.

Reconstructing a shattered limb is not an easy process. It may take multiple staged surgeries both by orthopaedic surgeons to treat the bone and plastic surgeons to treat the soft tissues. The SFGH/UCSF orthopaedic and plastic surgery service specializes in a wide variety of surgeries for various combined bone and soft tissue problems. From the time a patientarrives immediately after trauma or presents following a referral, SFGH/UCSF orthopaedic and plastic surgeons work together to develop individualized treatment plans that take into account all aspect of the case. When both teams work together, the result is better care, improved outcomes and fewer complications.


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