How Can a Skier Reduce Vulnerability to ACL Injury While Downhill Skiing?

ACL Doctor's injury prevention tips

Understanding the ACL injury: Experienced downhill skiers often reach speeds of 25mph, during which they are executing jumps, twists and turns. That’s what makes the sport fun, demanding, and satisfying. It’s also what creates the risk of a variety of ski injuries, particularly of an ACL injury.

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Weather and Its Impact on Slope Safety

Ski injury prevention

Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating winter activities that appeal to people of all ages. However, as with any sport, the weather can affect the safety of participants, and winter weather presents very specific challenges. With waves of intense cold and severe snow conditions, it is inevitable for weather-related incidents to occur if you fail to […]

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Preventing Soccer Injuries

Soccer injury tips

When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it was the first real indication that Americans were ready to embrace soccer. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and soccer is no longer a foreign sport; it is the fastest-growing team sport in the US. Bay Area high school leagues and indoor league seasons are […]

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San Francisco Bay Area Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey L Halbrecht, MD

Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in San Francisco, Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

ACL Surgeon San Francisco, Torn ACL Doctor San Francisco, orthopedic doctor san francisco, knee replacement, shoulder doctorDr. 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 Doctor, 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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