For telehealth and in-person appointments at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland or our East Bay clinics,
please call 510-428-3238.
East Bay patients: please select this link to upload images from outside institutions.
For telehealth and in-person appointments at UCSF clinics in San Francisco, Marin or San Mateo,
please call 415-353-2967.
San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo patients please select this link to upload images from outside institutions.
Pediatric Services are available in multiple locations in the Bay Area.
How to Use Crutches from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Pediatric Orthopaedics Department.
Whether you have had an injury, surgery, or otherwise, your healthcare provider has written orders for you to use crutches. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has created this video as a guideline for safe crutch use. The proper use of crutches seems fairly simple, but if used poorly they can lead to issues such as a new injury or worsening of your current condition. Please feel free to watch all or parts of the video over again until you feel comfortable safely using your crutches. If you have questions, ask your nurse or provider.
El hospital UCSF Benioff Children's ha preparado este video como una guía para ayudarte a usar tus muletas. Es importante saber cómo usar las muletas ya que te va a ayudar a proteger tu lesión mientras sana. El uso inadecuado de las muletas puede empeorar tu lesión o causarte una nueva lesión. Favor de hablar con tu proveedor de salud médica si tienes preguntas acerca de este video.
Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes
The Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes is the first full-service sports medicine program in Northern California to work exclusively with young athletes.
Because growing bones and cartilage are susceptible to injuries unlike those of a skeletally-mature athlete, young athletes must be managed differently from adults. When a young athlete is injured—misuse can lead to disabilities that extend into adulthood.
Our pediatric sports medicine specialists have extensive knowledge and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries in children and adolescents. We offer young athletes the most current and comprehensive medical care and educational programming available.
For more information: https://orthosurgery.ucsf.edu/outreach/local/smcya.html
Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
In conjunction with the Plastic Surgery Department, our orthopaedic surgery specialists offer evaluation and treatment for specialized hand disorders in children from birth to age 18. Hand and microsurgery services include options for congenital anomalies, traumatic injuries, and reconstruction following burns.
Children’s Hospital Oakland is one of Northern California’s leading destinations for specialty pediatric spine care, innovative surgical techniques for young children with early-onset scoliosis, infantile scoliosis, and other deformities in the growing spine.
UCSF Hip Preservation Center
The UCSF Hip Preservation Center provides comprehensive care for patients with hip disease with strategies to preserve, repair, and restore. From children to adults, the Center provides advanced treatment options tailored to their specific conditions and injuries. To learn more, visit hipcenter.ucsf.edu..
Common conditions we treat include:
Brachial plexus injuries
Congenital hand anomalies
Hip dysplasia and other hip disorders
Leg length differences
Myelomeningocele/ Spina Bifida