Lisa Lattanza, MD

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 pursue careers in orthopedic surgery. She is a 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

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Lisa Lattanza

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. Bauer AS, Storelli DAR, Sibbel SE, McCarroll HR, Lattanza LL. Preoperative Computer Simulation and Patient-specific Guides are Safe and Effective to Correct Forearm Deformity in Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct/Nov; 37(7):504-510.
  2. Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA. Response to "Observation About 'Open Surgical Release of Posttraumatic Elbow Contracture in Children and Adolescents'". J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct/Nov; 37(7):e450.
  3. Morgan TA, Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Goldstein RB, Link T, Motamedi D. Distal Forearm Fracture Open Reduction-Internal Fixation: Sonographic Detection of Hardware Malalignment and Associated Tendon Injuries Missed by Radiography. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct; 36(10):2173-2177.
  4. Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Shen TS, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA. Open Surgical Release of Posttraumatic Elbow Contracture in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jan 18.
  5. Valone LC, Chambers M, Lattanza L, James MA. Breast Radiation Exposure in Female Orthopaedic Surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 02; 98(21):1808-1813.
  6. Lattanza LL, Meszaros-Dearolf L, O'Connor MI, Ladd A, Bucha A, Trauth-Nare A, Buckley JM. The Perry Initiative's Medical Student Outreach Program Recruits Women Into Orthopaedic Residency. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Sep; 474(9):1962-6.
  7. Bauer AS, Pham B, Lattanza LL. Surgical Correction of Cubitus Varus. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar; 41(3):447-52.
  8. Edsfeldt S, Rempel D, Kursa K, Diao E, Lattanza L. In vivo flexor tendon forces generated during different rehabilitation exercises. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Sep; 40(7):705-10.
  9. Storelli DA, Bauer AS, Lattanza LL, McCarroll HR. The use of computer-aided design and 3-dimensional models in the treatment of forearm malunions in children. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2015 Mar; 19(1):23-6.
  10. Amirtharajah M, Lattanza L. Open extensor tendon injuries. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Feb; 40(2):391-7; quiz 398.
  11. Valone F, Liu J, Genrich G, Lattanza LL. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma causing acute compartment syndrome of the forearm: a case report and review of the literature. J Hand Microsurg. 2014 Dec; 6(2):92-5.
  12. 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 07; 95(15):e105.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Chubb P, Oishi S, Lattanza L. Free Vascularized Iliac Crest Bone Graft for the Treatment of a Pediatric Lateral Humeral Condyle Fracture Nonunion: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2012 Oct-Dec; 2(4):e63.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 07; 94(5):403-9.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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