Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Health Facilities Utilized in Resident Education

UCSD MEDICAL CENTER, HILLCREST
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 543-6222

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest is the primary hospital for the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Orthopaedics treats a large number of acute fracture problems at Hillcrest. Half the admissions to this service are via the E.R. and Trauma Units. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service provides care to patients with acute and reconstructive problems of the extremities and pelvis. Orthopaedic care at Hillcrest includes rehabilitation services, which provides residents with training in the management of chronic disease problems including reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement and allografts, and a spine service, which places an emphasis on the understanding of back pain and disc disease as well as nonoperative and surgical (reconstructive) care of all varieties of spinal pathology. Multidisciplinary relationships have been developed in operative areas of spinal cord injuries, spine instability, and spinal cord monitoring. Also at Hillcrest are busy foot & ankle and hand services which includes microvascular surgery, replants and tendon transfers. Specialty clinics are available for hand, foot and ankle, amputation and diabetic foot, prosthetics, pediatric orthopaedics, rehabilitation, major joint reconstruction, spine, and sports medicine.

THORNTON HOSPITAL
9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 657-7000

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has a major inpatient focus at Thornton Hospital. Specialty interests include hand and upper extremity, spinal surgery, joint reconstruction, sports medicine, and foot and ankle surgery. The major clinical population is comprised of non-emergency, adult reconstructive surgery with active support from the Divisions of Rheumatology, Neurology, and all surgical subspecialties.

UCSD ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY OUTPATIENT CLINIC
UCSD Medical Center
Perlman Ambulatory Care Center
9350 Campus Point Drive, Suite 1A & 1B
La Jolla, CA 92037-0943
Phone: (858) 657-8200

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery maintains an extensive Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation center at the 10,000 square foot UCSD Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, located just a few blocks from the UCSD campus in La Jolla. UCSD Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic offers a wide array of orthopaedic services including evaluation in general specialty clinics, podiatric care, physical and hand therapy, and a state-of-the-art exercise therapy unit staffed by exercise physiologists and athletic trainers. Visit the UCSD Orthopaedic Surgery website ortho.ucsd for more information on our innovative UCSD Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic.

Affiliated Hospitals and Health Centers

RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER
3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 966-1700

Situated centrally between the UCSD Medical Center and the main campus in La Jolla, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego provides an outstanding training facility for pediatric orthopaedics. A private service functions in parallel with a clinical service to provide a broad range of pediatric orthopaedic teaching cases. Outpatient screening clinics are maintained in Tijuana, Mexico, where a large variety of relatively uncommon problems are followed such as bone and joint tuberculosis, post-poliomyelitis, congenital deformities, and cerebral palsy. Rady Children's Hospital has a newly dedicated Gait Laboratory for the analysis of gait disturbances and post-operative evaluation of the results of surgery. This approach permits an ideal method of motion analysis which affords an outstanding tool for use by the residents in training. Residents spend a total of eight months in pediatric orthopaedics during their first few clinical orthopaedic years.

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER
3550 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA
Phone: (858) 552-8585

The VAMC, adjacent to the La Jolla campus, is located twenty minutes from UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest and walking distance from Thornton Hospital. The service is divided into a 30-bed acute service and a 15-bed rehabilitation service. Three orthopaedic residents rotate to the VA at any one time. A wide variety of elective and acute problem cases in orthopaedics are seen including total joint replacement, fractures, hand and foot disease, amputations, and disorders of the spine.

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