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Harry Jergesen, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Harry E. Jergesen is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement. He is co-director of the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology and is involved in promoting orthopedic care in the developing world. His past research has focused on osteonecrosis, or death of bone tissue, of the hip.

Jergesen earned an undergraduate degree at Harvard College in 1968 and a medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 1972. He completed two years of general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a residency in orthopedic surgery in the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program. He was chief resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. In 1978, he was appointed assistant director of Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he was chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 1998 to 2007. He is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCSF.


Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Harvard University 1972


Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery 1974
Harvard, Combined Orthopaedic Residencey Program 1978

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Aluede E, McDonald E, Jergesen H, Penoyar T, Calvert K. Mechanical behaviour of low-cost dynamic compression plates correlates with manufacturing quality standards. Int Orthop. 2014 Jan; 38(1):141-7.
  2. Marmor M, Kandemir U, Matityahu A, Jergesen H, McClellan T, Morshed S. A method for detection of lateral malleolar malrotation using conventional fluoroscopy. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):e281-4.
  3. Aluede EE, Phillips J, Bleyer J, Jergesen HE, Coughlin R. Representation of developing countries in orthopaedic journals: a survey of four influential orthopaedic journals. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug; 470(8):2313-8.
  4. Pui CM, Jergesen HE. Femoral involvement by langerhans cell histiocytosis following total hip arthroplasty: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 7; 93(17):e98(1-6).
  5. Jergesen H, Oloruntoba D, Aluede E, Grova M, Phillips J, Caldwell A. Analysis of outpatient trauma referrals in a sub-Saharan African orthopedic center. World J Surg. 2011 May; 35(5):956-61.
  6. Neumayr LD, Aguilar C, Earles AN, Jergesen HE, Haberkern CM, Kammen BF, Nancarrow PA, Padua E, Milet M, Stulberg BN, Williams RA, Orringer EP, Graber N, Robertson SM, Vichinsky EP. Physical therapy alone compared with core decompression and physical therapy for femoral head osteonecrosis in sickle cell disease. Results of a multicenter study at a mean of three years after treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Dec; 88(12):2573-82.
  7. Aguilar CM, Neumayr LD, Eggleston BE, Earles AN, Robertson SM, Jergesen HE, Stulberg BN, Vichinsky EP. Clinical evaluation of avascular necrosis in patients with sickle cell disease: Children's Hospital Oakland Hip Evaluation Scale--a modification of the Harris Hip Score. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Jul; 86(7):1369-75.
  8. Jergesen HE, Karlen JW. Clinical outcome in total hip arthroplasty using a cemented titanium femoral prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Aug; 17(5):592-9.
  9. Ries MD, Barcohana B, Davidson A, Jergesen HE, Paiement GD. Association between human immunodeficiency virus and osteonecrosis of the femoral head. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Feb; 17(2):135-9.
  10. Ries MD, Jergesen H. An inexpensive molding method for antibiotic-impregnated cement spacers in infected total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 1999 Sep; 14(6):764-5.
  11. Jergesen HE, Khan AS. The natural history of untreated asymptomatic hips in patients who have non-traumatic osteonecrosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997 Mar; 79(3):359-63.
  12. Dearborn JT, Jergesen HE. The evaluation and initial management of arthritis. Prim Care. 1996 Jun; 23(2):215-40.
  13. Siopack JS, Jergesen HE. Total hip arthroplasty. West J Med. 1995 Mar; 162(3):243-9.
  14. Jergesen HE, Chua J, Kaban L, Kao R, Fu K, Chan A, Juster R. Delayed implantation of demineralized bone powder after local irradiation in rats. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Sep; (294):325-32.
  15. Lang P, Mauz M, Schörner W, Schwetlick G, Henkes H, Berthezene Y, Grampp S, Jergesen HE, Mühler A, Felix R, et al. Acute fracture of the femoral neck: assessment of femoral head perfusion with gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1993 Feb; 160(2):335-41.
  16. Lang P, Genant HK, Jergesen HE, Murray WR. Imaging of the hip joint. Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Jan; (274):135-53.
  17. Jergesen HE, Chua J, Kao RT, Kaban LB. Age effects on bone induction by demineralized bone powder. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Jul; (268):253-9.
  18. Jergesen HE, Lang P, Moseley M, Genant HK. Histologic correlation in magnetic resonance imaging of femoral head osteonecrosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Apr; (253):150-63.
  19. Jergesen HE, Heller M, Genant HK. Signal variability in magnetic resonance imaging of femoral head osteonecrosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Apr; (253):137-49.
  20. Lang P, Jergesen HE, Genant HK, Moseley ME, Schulte-Mönting J. Magnetic resonance imaging of the ischemic femoral head in pigs. Dependency of signal intensities and relaxation times on elapsed time. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989 Jul; (244):272-80.

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