How To Keep Your Kids Safe While Playing Football

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Children are more susceptible to sports injuries as compared to adults because they’re still developing and growing. The risk for sustaining injuries is even greater if your child plays a contact sport like football. Because of its’ violent nature and the number of people in a game, football is actually the leading cause of kids’ […]

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Warning Signs of Running Injuries

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Running is one of the easiest way of staying fit. It’s also one of the easiest way of developing a sports injury. Running injuries are quite common and they usually affect the knees, hips, feet and ankles of runners. Most of the running injuries are the overuse ones; meaning that they normally creep up on […]

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Stay Safe with our Top Tips for Exercising in the Heat

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Summer is a difficult time to exercise. Intensive heat, when coupled with excessive moisture, can prove to be quite risky. Excessive sweating can lead to salt and electrolyte imbalance in the body. Similarly, rigorous training can also lead to heat exhaustion and heat strokes.

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San Francisco Bay Area Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey L Halbrecht, MD

Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

dr_halbrechtDr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been an active member of the learning center committee, which teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world current techniques in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a member of AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), the former medical director for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour, a consultant for AVP Volleyball, and US Soccer, and former Associate Professor at University of California at San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Halbrecht has been a pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in arthroscopic surgery including numerous articles and presentations on in-office arthroscopic techniques, and is currently involved in research on the treatment of articular cartilage injuries and new techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Halbrecht is also a member of numerous medical societies and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on techniques in Arthroscopic surgery. Dr Halbrecht obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and did his medical school training at New York University where he was president of the AOA honor society. He did his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and has completed two fellowships, one in orthopedic biomechanics and research, and the other in sports medicine at the world renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Halbrecht specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and is in private practice in San Francisco.

Knee and Shoulder Dislocation, ACL, Rotator Cuff and Meniscus Sports Injury Specialist, Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

“ Love Dr. H. He did my knee last year and it went beautifully. He is very knowledgeable and very kind and an excellent surgeon. Just went for my shoulder--worked out great! Highly recommend him. ”

— Babyboomer Z. | San Francisco, CA

“ Once you get in to meet him... the experience is great! He's super friendly, knowledgeable and knows how to talk to patients when explaining the complexities of the problem. ”

— Dr. Phil R. | San Francisco, CA

“ Six months ago, after my last surgery with the other surgeon failed, I got in to see Dr. Halbrecht right away, and was able to schedule surgery the following week! My shoulder is soooo much better now! I feel like my nightmare is over. ”

— Kristen M. | San Francisco, CA

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