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.


Hand, Elbow & Upper Extremity

Hand, Elbow & Upper Extremity

The bones, nerves, joints and muscles of the hands, wrists, forearm, elbow and shoulder are critical to nearly every activity of daily living.  When injury or disease threatens their viability, overall quality of life is at risk as well.  The UCSF Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Program works to restore range of motion, decrase pain and increase strength.  Our experts are world-renowned for treating adults and children suffering from all bone and soft-tissue conditions of the hand, elbow and upper extremity.

Areas of expertise:

  • Custom splinting
  • Hand function assessment
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient education
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Evaluation and care of complex congenital difference in the hand and upper extremity
  • Advanced techniques of care for complex fractures and soft tissue injuries

For more information or to make an appointment:

  • Mission Bay
    Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94158
  • 415-353-2808
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
  • 2550 23rd Street
    Building 9, 2nd Floor
  • San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 415-206-8812