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.

 

Orthotics & Prosthetics

Amputee Comprehensive Training

The UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training Program

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training (ACT) Program is to assist those affected by limb loss in maximizing their physical and functional mobility.  With two integral components, rehabilitation and outreach, the ACT program offers both the community and the tools to make a complete recovery following amputation.

ACT REHABILITATION
The ACT Program incorporates a diverse series of training modalities, advanced gait analysis equipment, and a comprehensive team of experts within the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We use a team approach to provide individualized treatments and goal-oriented care. The ACT team redefines prosthetic rehabilitation, translating care from the clinic to the community.

ACT COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Our community introduces people affected by limb loss to a variety of athletic and fitness activities.  By utilizing the broad range of resources available at UCSF, the ACT program provides a large national event as well as monthly clinics, such as adaptive yoga, amputee swimming, and rock climbing.  We support a community of individuals motivated to engage in activities they enjoyed prior to amputation and recover a healthy and active lifestyle.

CURRENT EVENTS:
2016
February 6th ACT Warriors Basketball Camp
March 16th Warriors vs. Knicks Fundraising Game

CONTACT
Alex Hetherington, CP
Program Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF
San Francisco General Hospital
415-476-1788 or Alexander.Hetherington@ucsf.edu

ARCHIVED ACT Events-
2012:
https://youtu.be/x27REkrOGbg
http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/06/12118/amputee-athletes-push-physical-boundaries-unique-clinic

http://youtu.be/paep2kICQdo
http://youtu.be/Hp_EENfjgx4
http://youtu.be/LWIEZ5rZbtw
http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/01/11308/college-athlete-prosthetic-leg-pursues-paralympics
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video/#!/news/local/Amputees-Learn-to-Excel-at-Sports/150267925
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8649068
2014:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/sports/adaptive-climbing-group-trains-amputees-at-brooklyn-boulders.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0
2015:
http://abc7news.com/health/making-limb-braces-for-athletic-people/469635/

ARCHIVED EVENT:  November 7th

Full ACT Assessments offered 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at AT&T Park as part of THE BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL