All posts by Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht

Are You Wondering if You Need to See an Orthopedic Doctor in San Francisco?

Shoulder pain during and after sleeping is one of the most common symptoms for patients with shoulder conditions such as; 1) shoulder impingement, 2) bursitis, 3) tendinitis, 4) rotator cuff tears, and 5) arthritis. Pain that is severe should motivate you to seek out a shoulder surgeon in San Francisco. Here are some conditions that can cause pain and help you decide if you should consult a doctor.

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Wondering What the Most Common Mountain Biking Injuries Are?

Mountain biking injuries have increased with the rise in popularity of mountain biking as a hobby and professional sport. Riding off road over trails with variable surface conditions and the high speeds achieved during downhill sections can lead to serious injury. Thankfully, many mountain biking injuries are from relatively minor falls and will not need the help of an orthopedic doctor in San Francisco.

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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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