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.


Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

The UCSF Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Institute is a unique state-of-the-art facility designed to care for athletes of all ages and skill levels.  The goal of the Sports Medicine team is to help each patient achieve their highest level of function.  Our multi-disciplinary team consists of fellowship trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons that specialize in arthroscopic surgery, primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.  The Orthopaedic Institute is fully equipped to care for all athletic injuries with on-site clinics and operating rooms, x-ray and high resolution MRI, physical therapy, and the human performance center.

Common conditions treated in the UCSF Sports Medicine Center:

  • Rotator cuff tears and impingement
  • Shoulder instability/dislocations
  • SLAP tears
  • Shoulder arthritis/Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Throwing shoulder problems
  • Athletic elbow problems
  • ACL and other knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee
  • Patella pain and dislocations
  • Runner’s knee and running problems
  • Hip labral tears and Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Early arthritis of the hip, knee, and shoulder

For more information or to make an appointment:

  • Mission Bay
    Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94158
  • 415-353-2808