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Under San Francisco's current health order, all medical services, including routine and preventive care, are considered essential. Please contact us to make a telehealth visit or an in-person visit. For in-person appointments, all clinical staff – doctors, physician assistants, clinical personnel -- will be wearing both face masks as well as eye shields or face shields for our patients' safety.
The Division of Trauma remains committed to providing the appropriate musculoskeletal care to those with acute fractures or fracture-related problems during this pandemic. We recognize how difficult it is for you to not get the usual care you expect and deserve, and we will do our utmost to work within our constraints to help you through this process.
For those of our patients with non-urgent fracture-related problems (certain nonunions) and routine follow-ups, we promise to be transparent and forthright with you, and do our best to get your appointments and surgeries scheduled in an expedient manner. We have transitioned the vast majority of our clinic visits to Tele-health/ video visits.
Braces/ Orthotics: For certain conditions, your provider may recommend a brace or orthotic. Currently the UCSF Orthotics & Prosthetics Department is opent o the public; we can also order the appropriate brace/ orthotic and have it delivered to the Orthopaedic Institute and help you with fitting/ adjusting.