Musculoskeletal

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt… Then Comes Sports Imaging

An invitation to serve athletes’ imaging needs at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was a highpoint of the lengthy and celebrated career of Lynne Steinbach, MD. “To nurture a lifelong interest in sports imaging and then to be in the presence of the greatest athletes of our time was a dream come true,” shared Dr. Steinbach about the experience.

UCSF Research on Knee Cartilage Degeneration Highlighted at RSNA 2017

Research from a team lead by UCSF’s Alexandra Gersing, M.D., was highlighted in the RSNA Newsroom and through a scientific paper presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The MRI study indicates that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone.

Thank You to Our Community for Engagement and Support at Osteoporosis Event

Thank you to all who came out to our latest event to discuss bone density screening (DXA or DEXA) and osteoporosis, including our world-class presenters, valued community members and many more featured in this quick video.

‘Conquering Osteoporosis in our Community’ Emphasizes the Importance of Community in Health Care

Last month, we brought our team of bone health experts together to address members of the community and discuss how bone health and osteoporosis shape patient care, research, and education at UCSF.

Jan’s Story: Conquering Osteoporosis at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute

Jan trusted Dr. Aenor Sawyer, founder and director the multidisciplinary Skeletal Health Service at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, to diagnose and treat her osteoporosis after a fall. This is her story.

Diagnosing Osteoporosis with Regular DXA/DEXA Bone Density Screening

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) bone density scanning is the most accurate method available for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, as well as an accurate estimator of fracture risk.

From Outer Space to Planet Earth: Stronger Bones for Everyone

Dr. Thomas Lang’s UC San Francisco team has worked with researchers at UC Irvine and NASA to understand why bones deteriorate so quickly during space travel and what can be done to prevent it.

Solving the Mysteries of Back Pain, One Scan at a Time

UCSF's Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, uses radiology to solve the mystery of musculoskeletal degeneration and ease back pain.

Helping the Smallest Patients Overcome Juvenile Arthritis

Pediatric arthritis is a challenging disease to diagnose, but fortunately new treatments greatly lessen the disease and are offering new hope for children.

Putting Research to Work Before the Onset of Osteoarthritis

The number one cause of disability in older adults is osteoarthritis, which is caused when the ends of bones wear down over time. See how UC San Francisco's Dr. Thomas Link is studying the use of radiology to intervene early in osteoarthritis -- not just in the condition’s early stages, but before osteoarthritis starts.

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