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.


Human Performance Center

Human Performance Center

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The Human Performance Center serves primarily as a research facility, partnering with other research labs, scientists, and companies around UCSF, and the entire Bay Area, to carry out studies in the areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sleep and athletic performance. Our state-of-the-art equipment, and staff expertise, enables us to handle a diverse range of research opportunities, from knee osteoarthritis to prostate cancer, and more.

In addition to research, the Human Performance Center also offers testing services to athletes of all levels. Having your gait analyzed by our RunSafe team can help improve performance and reduce injury, and information from a performance evaluation can be used to tailor a heart rate-based training plan to your specific goals and needs. For more information, please see our services pages.