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.

Patient Care

Patient Care

The UCSF/SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) is staffed by fellowship trained UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery faculty who provide comprehensive, expert care for patients with any type of orthopaedic injury. OTI continues to be a nationally recognized leader in orthopaedic trauma, including education, research, and the comprehensive care of the patient with musculoskeletal injuries. San Francisco General Hospital is San Francisco’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and provides emergency orthopaedic trauma care from the Bay Area’s Mid Peninsula to the Oregon border.

Contact us by calling 1-415-20-ORTHO or click here for more information and read our patient testimonials. 

Patients Resources Overview

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
A source for the latest legislation, educational, health care policy and research information related to orthopaedic surgery. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
The website provides a source of information for the latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand 
The mission of ASSH is to advance the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 
The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society website has listings for orthopaedic surgery foot and ankle specialists.

Arthritis Foundation 
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The site reviews non-operative means of dealing with arthritis and provides available local resources.

Kids Health 
KidsHealth can provide you with lots of general information to help you better understand health issues for kids, teens and adults with kids.

MayoClinic 
A very high quality resource for consumers seeking health information. Has indepth new articles with reliable health information.

Medicine Net
Excellent resource for topical, easy-to-read health information that allows the consumer to stay informed on all aspects of health and medicine with articles written to educate.

MedScape
Medscape is a free resource for Physicians, featuring Free CME (Continuing Medical Education), medical journal articles, MEDLINE, medical news, major conference coverage, and comprehensive drug information.

National Institutes of Health 
The official website for the NIH, the major governmental funding agency for peer-reviewed research in the United States, easy to use and navigate with an advanced search engine.

National Osteoporosis Foundation 
The website is a source for information on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and provides patient information, including the latest news and research.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
The OTA is an educational and scientific society dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and information regarding the care and treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system.

Orthopaedic Research Society 

The ORS is an organization dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedic research through education in research, advocacy for increasing resources for research, and increasing awareness of the importance of orthopaedic research.

Web MD Health 
WebMD has very good news articles by providing up-to-date information on current health news, has a library of interactive health tools, and is well known as a trustworthy site for the accuracy of its information.