Category Archives: Orthopedics

Orthopaedics: Optimizing Wellness

Injuries and degenerative conditions affect us all and can result in pain, dysfunction and decreased quality of life. When we lose our mobility, our overall wellness suffers. What can we do to keep our body running at its best, help it recover when it gets injured, and maintain an active lifestyle? Presented by leaders in their field from the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, this series explores how to optimize wellness and not let aches and pains get you down.

Topics include:

Conservative Management of Low Back Pain

Injuries to the Female Athlete and the Creation of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at UCSF

Hip Pain: When Your Hip Won’t Let You Hop!

Ouch! My Aching Feet: Common Ailments of the Foot and Ankle

Hand Lumps, Bumps and Everything in Between

Living Longer and Healthier with Exercise

Browse more programs in Orthopaedics: Optimizing Wellness.

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Aging Bones and Joints

Osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal degenerative conditions of aging affect millions of adults resulting in pain, dysfunction and decreased quality of life. In an aging active population, what can be done to prevent these degenerative changes, treat them when they occur, and restore individuals back to an active high functioning lifestyle?

This series presented by leaders in the field from the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, sheds light on current and future directions of orthopaedic surgery in treating degenerative conditions from our fingers to our toes.

Browse more programs in Aging Bones and Joints: Understanding Fractures and Cutting-Edge Approaches in Orthopaedics.

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Oh, Our Aging Bones

Starting at about 30 years old, the density of bones begins to decline. As a result, bones become more fragile and are more likely to break. There are over seven million fractures in the United States every year. With a more physically active and increasingly aging population, we are seeing an increasing number of fractures in the elderly. Treatment of older patients, however, often requires different approaches than similar injuries in younger adults.

This series features orthopedists from UCSF who discuss common fractures in the elderly throughout the body: knee, ankle, spine, pelvis, wrist, elbow, shoulder and hip. They address common issues in bone injuries, how they are treated and what you can do to help prevent fractures.

Get an in-depth update as to what is being done to improve the care of geriatric patients with fractures.

Browse the series of programs in Aging Bones: Understanding Fractures, Healing, and Repair

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