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Offline rockclimber

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Recommendation for Doc in Bay Area
« on: January 03, 2007, 08:56:09 AM »
Hi, does anyone have any recommendations for a good orthopedic surgeon in the bay area....preferably speacializing in cartilage damage.  I have a fissure in the articular cartilage that goes all the way down to the bone in the trochlear groove...my surgeon found this during surgery after I was having severe pain in that knee and couldn't straighten my leg or bend it much with weight.  He tried microfracture, but I have seen very little improvement  :-[.  He says there is nothing else that can be done...I'm hoping another dr will have a different opinion.  Thanks.


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Re: Recommendation for Doc in Bay Area
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 12:35:44 PM »
Hi


Bay area   -  which city??????   I am sure that somebody will be able to help you.


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Re: Recommendation for Doc in Bay Area
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 04:52:07 PM »
looking for someone near San Francisco, California....well actually anywhere in northern California

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Re: Recommendation for Doc in Bay Area
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 04:24:37 AM »
John Muir Orthopedics, Douglas Lange, Walnut Creek (there are a bunch of ortho docs associated with that clinic)
Dr. William Maloney, Head of Ortho at Stanford Medical Center (he is a pioneer in cartillage replacement but this, as I understand it, is for people with minor cartillage loss)
Dr. Gerard Goldstein, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland
Also check out Berkeley parents network website, there are ortho surgeon recommendations there.
Good luck