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.


Cartilage Regeneration & Repair

Cartilage Regeneration & Repair


The treatment of cartilage injuries remains one of the most difficult challenges in medicine. The Cartilage Repair and Regeneration Center at UCSF brings together world-renowned scientists and physicians to meet this challenge. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for cartilage injuries. Our research helps shape the future of cartilage repair and regeneration, and our patients are the beneficiaries.

Currently, cartilage repair is not suitable for conditions with diffuse cartilage loss such as osteoarthritis. Cartilage repair procedures are highly effective for focal cartilage defects such as those associated with acute injury. If you think you may be a candidate for a cartilage repair, contact us, send us an e-mail describing your condition, or call 415-353-7566 to make an appointment with one of our physicians.

For more information or to make an appointment:

  • Mission Bay
    Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94158
  • 415-353-2808