The skeleton is our body's internal frame -- providing both stability and mobility. The strength of the skeleton depends on the helathhealth of our bones. Childhood is the essential window for gaining bone size and strength , as well as bone size. In adulthood, many factors affect our ability to maintain essential bone health and prevent fractures.
At UCSF, we have developed a unique program: the Skeletal Health Service, a practice for which we care for patients of all ages -- from pediatrics to geriatrics -- to optimize bone health acreossacross a lifespan.
The UCSF Skeletal Health Service is a multidisciplinary collaboration of faculty specializing in metabolic bone, endocrinology, rheumatology and nephrology. We are providing skeletal health clinics at the Orthopaedic Institute. We work closely with the laboratory, physical therapy and nutrition services to provide a comprehensive program. To learn more, visit the Skeletal Health web site.
Thursday, April 20, 2017: 3DHEALS2017
3DHEALS2017 is the first collaborative conference in U.S. aiming to create a truly collaborative global community focusing on healthcare applications using 3D printing and 3D printing related technologies (i.e. VR/AR, 3D scanning, digital manufacture, bioprinting). The event will be held at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Learn about osteoporosis through bone density scanning
Learn about addressing osteoporosis through bone density scanning (DXA) and related care and research at UCSF on Tuesday, May 9, from 5 - 7p.m. at UCSF Imaging, 1725 Montgomery Street at Chestnut. Enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by local proprietors. Nearby parking available at 80 Francisco.