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

Prosthetic Sports Training

The UCSF Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers are committed to helping our patients achieve their desired level of performance.  The goal of the prosthetic sports training program is to enable our patients to participate in a variety of sports and athletic activities.  Whether you are training for your first lap around a track or an international competition, our staff customizes the rehabilitation, coaching, and prosthetic plan for each individual’s goals.

By combining our knowledge and experience with the latest science and technology, we optimize your training time and help you reach your goals faster.  Our prosthetists provide the most unique and cutting edge devices.  Our physical therapists and athletic trainers provide customized strength and training programs.  Combined, the Human Performance Center and Orthotic and Prosthetic Center at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute create the most comprehensive rehabilitation center for our athletes.

For more information, contact Alex Hetherington, CP, Program Manager in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at 415-476-1788 or