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Lisa Lattanza, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Lisa Lattanza is chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery at UCSF Medical Center. Lattanza, who treats adults and children, specializes in surgery for arthritis, blood vessel and nerve problems, bone deformities, dislocations and fractures, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries, and tumors. She has a special interest in hand and elbow birth defects in children and elbow and forearm reconstruction in adults.

A former physical therapist, she earned a medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri in Kansas City; a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, an affiliate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; and a fellowship in congenital hand defects at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Lattanza teaches and performs surgery for Health Volunteers Overseas and is co-founder of the Perry Initiative that encourages high school girls to purse carerrs in orthopedic surgery. She is an assistant adjunct professor of orthopedics at UCSF.

Clinics

Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo 1993

Residencies

Columbia College of Physician and Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Orthopedic Surgery 1994

Fellowships

Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, Hand Surgery 1998
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Congenital Hand Problems 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lattanza LL, Goldfarb CA, Smucny M, Hutchinson DT. Clinical presentation of posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 7; 95(15):e105.
  2. Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L, Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 2: outcome measures in studies of the hand/wrist and shoulder/elbow. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2):407-12.
  3. Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L, Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: general principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2):401-6; quiz 406.
  4. Matityahu AM, Lapalme SN, Seth A, Marmor MT, Buckley JM, Lattanza LL. How placement affects force and contact pressure between a volar plate of the distal radius and the flexor pollicus longus tendon: a biomechanical investigation. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Feb; 38(2):144-50.
  5. Edwards SG, Cohen MS, Lattanza LL, Iorio ML, Daniels C, Lodha S, Smucny M. Surgeon perceptions and patient outcomes regarding proximal ulna fixation: a multicenter experience. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Dec; 21(12):1637-43.
  6. Sheffler LC, Lattanza L, Hagar Y, Bagley A, James MA. The prevalence, rate of progression, and treatment of elbow flexion contracture in children with brachial plexus birth palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Mar 7; 94(5):403-9.
  7. Sheffler LC, Lattanza L, Sison-Williamson M, James MA. Biceps brachii long head overactivity associated with elbow flexion contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15; 94(4):289-97.
  8. Lattanza LL, Chu T, Ty JM, Orazov B, Strauss N, O'Reilly OM, Buckley JM. Interclinician and intraclinician variability in the mechanics of the pivot shift test for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Dec; 19(8):1150-6.
  9. Strauss NL, Lattanza L. Open surgical treatment of posttraumatic elbow contractures in children. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2010 Jun; 14(2):108-13.
  10. Lattanza LL. Surgical treatment of posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow in children. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2010 Jun; 14(2):114-20.
  11. Lattanza LL, Keese G. Elbow instability in children. Hand Clin. 2008 Feb; 24(1):139-52.
  12. Nikanjam M, Kursa K, Lehman S, Lattanza L, Diao E, Rempel D. Finger flexor motor control patterns during active flexion: an in vivo tendon force study. Hum Mov Sci. 2007 Feb; 26(1):1-10.
  13. Kursa K, Lattanza L, Diao E, Rempel D. In vivo flexor tendon forces increase with finger and wrist flexion during active finger flexion and extension. J Orthop Res. 2006 Apr; 24(4):763-9.
  14. Kursa K, Diao E, Lattanza L, Rempel D. In vivo forces generated by finger flexor muscles do not depend on the rate of fingertip loading during an isometric task. J Biomech. 2005 Nov; 38(11):2288-93.
  15. Lattanza L, Gray GW, Kantner RM. Closed versus open kinematic chain measurements of subtalar joint eversion: implications for clinical practice. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1988; 9(9):310-4.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.