A UCSF-led commentary is calling attention to a little-known regulatory loophole that allows unsafe and untested medical devices to reach the marketplace and harm patients.
January 18, 2013
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at UCSF demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.
November 27, 2012
Very high and very low levels of physical activity can both accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 05, 2012
A diverse group of young athletes came together recently for a common purpose: to participate in UCSF’s Amputee Comprehensive Training program at the Orthopaedic Institute, where they pushed themselves further than they had ever imagined possible.
May 09, 2012
Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue it, according to a researcher at UCSF.
April 27, 2012
When Christina Allen, MD, was a small child growing up in Connecticut, the word taekwondo was as foreign to her as the country of its origin. Some 40 years later, Allen is the team physician for the U.S. Olympics Taekwondo Team and will accompany them to the 2012 London Olympics this summer.
January 12, 2012
A Bay Area athlete is chasing his dreams of competing in the 2012 Paralympics with the help of experts at UCSF. And while he has yet to qualify for the global competition, he’s already beating his disability.
September 19, 2011
Faculty are encouraged to apply for the T1 Translational Catalyst Award, which is designed to help drive promising, early-stage research through the lengthy and complex process of bringing products and procedures to patients.
September 12, 2011
The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) and San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) are holding their second summit to teach international surgeons essential skills to help reduce the number of amputations performed throughout the world.