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Spring 2011

Message From the Chair

One of our profession's most important challenges is to improve clinical decisions by combining our medical knowledge with a genuine understanding of the physical, emotional and functional needs of our patients.

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Shared Decision Making for Joint Replacement

The UCSF joint replacement group is conducting a study aimed at the creation of clinical decision-making tools for patients and surgeons that incorporate an enhanced understanding of patients' values, preferences and treatment goals.

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Meeting the Need for Timely, Expert Management of Complex Trauma

Complicated fractures demand early and expert management to achieve timely pain relief, optimal healing and return to function.

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New Flat Foot Surgery Relieves Pain, Restores Function

Advances in arch reconstruction and realignment have dramatically improved surgeons' ability to alleviate the pain and decreased function that millions of Americans experience due to flat feet.

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Optimizing Postsurgical Performance for Athletic Injuries

Interdisciplinary care, advanced equipment and a tailored, adaptable rehabilitation program are the keys to preventing re-injury and restoring full function after athletic injuries.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Eases Pain, Recovery

Improved tools and techniques can reduce postoperative pain, keep the surrounding area healthier and accelerate rehabilitation after minimally invasive surgery for spinal pain caused by nerve impingement. .

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CME Courses

Information on upcoming continuing medical education courses is available online.

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Physician Liaison Service

The UCSF Physician Liaison Service provides assistance and information to referring physicians, medical groups and health plans. Please call the Physician Liaison Service or visit

Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395

Transfer Center

The UCSF Transfer Center is open 24 hours daily to coordinate the transfer of your patients to UCSF Medical Center from hospitals throughout the region.

Phone: (415) 353-9166
Fax: (415) 353-9172