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$500M gifted to UCSF is largest donation ever

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) received its largest ever donation…

 

Treating broken collarbones

Clavicle fractures hurt. The collarbone sticks up under the skin and moves…

 

The Patella Dilemma

The knee cap is a frequent source of pain. While treatments for…

 

Why Katie Ledecky wins: grit

Swimmer Katie Ledecky doesn’t just win. She crushes the competition. She crushes…

What’s happening when your knee goes snap, crackle and pop

In the month of August we will be revisiting some of our…

Why the nurse matters

One of my nurses is my surgical assistant. My other nurse is…

How to avoid a total knee replacement

First of all: Don’t get hurt. Once you injure your knee —…

Little pills give San Francisco a big headache

Those little pills collecting dust in your medicine cabinet raise big health,…

3D printing: Cool, but not quite there

3D tissue printing holds the promise of custom implants on demand. But…

Why class reunions are a bust

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you…

Genes and joints: Learning more about your patients

Our world has changed. The recent TED talk by physicist Riccardo Sabatini…

Here’s a new joint — now go home

Total knee joint replacement has become a day surgery procedure. This is…

Sharapova: How could she?

Maria Sharapova. How could she blow her confession so badly? And why…

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

Don’t worry, it’s just a little prick

Injections to the knee joint used to be scary, and almost always…

Stone: Can’t meditate? Fantasize

Meditation has become the prescription of choice for much of what ails…

Stone: How I chose my surgeon

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions are in vogue. Everyone, it seems, is paying attention to concussions…

OCD: Misnamed but no longer mistreated

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show…

Stephen Curry’s knees

When the Golden State Warriors take the court, their speed and precision…