The musculoskeletal subspecialty brings significant depth of expertise to the treatment of diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine in both adult and pediatric imaging. The musculoskeletal radiology subspecialty of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is one of the leading sections for musculoskeletal radiology in the United States.
Musculoskeletal problems can be the result of various circumstances, ranging from work accidents and sports injuries to genetics and lifestyle choices. Some of these problems include osteoarthritis of the knee, osteoporosis of the bones, and many other joint or muscle issues. To help lead patients toward an effective recovery, the musculoskeletal subspecialty at UCSF provides treatment for injuries relating to sport and occupational injuries, hereditary dispositions, and overuse (such as osteoarthritis or osteoporosis in the knee, elbow or other joints).
We provide expert diagnosis and care in:
- Bone and soft tissue tumors
- Joint injections/lubrications
- Joint replacement
- MR arthrography
- Osteoarthritis (in the knee, hip and other areas)
- Rheumatologic disorders
- Spine disorders
- Sports hernia
- Sports injuries and sports medicine
Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Radiology
Three full-time diagnostic musculoskeletal specialists and three physician fellows offer the best in interpretation of MR, CT scans and x-rays at UCSF Medical Center hospitals and at the other UCSF outpatient-imaging centers throughout San Francisco. In order to deliver the most complete care for patients suffering from sport-related injuries or for those that can no longer perform daily activities, we offer a full range of treatments including treatment for soft tissue tumors and spine injuries to osteoarthritis in the knee, elbow or other joints. Our world-renowned UCSF radiologists are experienced physicians who are dedicated to safely performing the most current clinical imaging exams. We have expertise in sports medicine, rheumatology and orthopaedics as well as radiology. Our fellows are selected from the country’s top radiology programs and receive thorough training at our institution in the latest techniques by UCSF’s top physician faculty.
Left to right: Jonathan Blevins, MD, Lynne S. Steinbach, MD,
and Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD (Chief of Musculoskeletal)