All posts by Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht

Is It Time For Knee Surgery? It Might Be Time To Get A Professional Opinion.

Patients with severe knee arthritis typically have significant pain and limitations in their usual activities. Many patients desire an option that will provide a permanent solution to problems with daily activities and controlling pain. Total knee replacement is typically effective and long-lasting. Continue Reading »

How to Know If You Have Cartilage Damage and What to Do About It

Cartilage is a tough, flexible tissue found throughout the body. It covers joint surfaces, acting as a shock absorber and allowing bones to slide over one another. Damage is relatively common, occurring from sudden injury or through gradual wear and tear. Often it is the knees that are affected. Severe damage will require attention from a trusted San Francisco sports medicine specialist.

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Are You Returning to Your Favorite Sport?

The construction of the shoulder joint makes it incredibly mobile but also puts it at risk for injury. Athletes are at particular risk. Pitchers, tennis players, and golfers fall victim to overuse; basketball and soccer players may fall on a shoulder, and football and rugby players can get hurt in a tackle. Even if an injury had nothing to do with an athlete’s particular sport, caution should be employed when heading back to the field, court, or golf course after a surgical repair for rotator cuff, shoulder dislocation, or shoulder instability.

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Bay Area Knee Injury Specialist Discusses Common Ski Injuries

Each year more than a half a million people will suffer a ski-related injury. Knee injuries are the most common, accounting for 30-40%. Recognizing the injury when it occurs and treating it properly is the best way to quicken recovery time and increase the chances of a return to the slopes before the end of the season. Continue Reading »

How To Tell If You Have A Dislocated Shoulder

The shoulder is the most common joint to experience dislocations because it is primarily held together by a tight network of ligaments and tendons. The bones of the shoulder are actually quite unstable. Their inherent instability leads to a high probability for dislocation when the shoulder experiences sudden force or impact. Shoulder dislocations are fairly common in recreational or youth sports, such as football. If you or your child experience this injury, you should seek out a shoulder dislocation doctor in San Francisco.

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Returning To Sports After ACL Construction Surgery

Deciding if you need ACL reconstruction surgery depends, in large part, on what activities you want to return to after treatment. If you’re an athlete whose sport is considered high-demand sport, you will most likely require a functioning ACL. Even if your sport is considered moderate or low demand, you will most likely require a functioning ACL to perform at pre-injury capabilities. If you’ve experienced a sport injury, seek out an ACL tear specialist in San Francisco to help you decide what treatment is best for you. Here are some factors to consider when searching for an ACL tear specialist in San Francisco.

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Are You Recovering From Meniscal Tear Surgery?

Meniscal tears are one of the most common knee injuries. Several factors play a role in deciding what treatment is most appropriate, including both the kind of tear you have and its location. A meniscus tear treatment specialist in San Francisco should help you make that decision. Surgery may be your best option to ensure proper recovery and a return to normal function and activities.

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