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.



  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
  • 2550 23rd Street
    Building 9, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone: 415-206-8812
Murat Pekmezci MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Murat Pekmezci MD


My clinical activities can be grouped under three different subspecialties. I mainly focus on orthopedic trauma and spine trauma. I focus on minimal invasive techniques in treatment of thoracolumbar fractures, cervical fractures, spinopelvic dissociations, post-traumatic spinal deformities, cervical spine clearance. I also provide care for degenerative cervical and lumbar spine conditions. In addition to spine trauma, I specialize in orthopedic trauma including long bone fractures, periarticular injuries, complex pelvic and acetabular trauma as well as malunions, nonunions and post-traumatic arthritis. Finally, I provide care for young adult patients with hip pathologies, such as hip arthroscopy for patients with femoroacetabular impingement, and joint reconstructive procedures ranging from hip resurfacing to complex hip and knee revision procedures in patients with osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or periprosthetic fractures.



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