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.



Trauma & Fractures

Our experts in spine, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, physiatry and other related areas work together to treat broken bones in the spine, as well as any injuries to the spinal cord and nearby nerves.

Managing severely traumatized patients often requires expertise in skeletal fixation, soft tissue injury, intensive care management and rehabilitation, which are all available through the UCSF Spine Center.

As part of an academic medical center with extensive research capabilities, our patients have access to procedures, technology and medications that aren’t yet widely available at other hospitals, such as the new minimally invasive kyphoplasty treatment for spinal fractures resulting from osteoporosis, one of the most common afflictions of our aging population.

UCSF Spine specialists also work closely with leading edge diagnostic radiologists who are often able to detect fractures that may not show up on conventional imaging machinery.