LAURA N. SCIARONI MD

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Member of the San Francisco Multispecialty Medical Group,
Part of the IPM Medical Group family
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Archive for May 2017

Controversies in Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Achilles tendon ruptures are very common sports injuries.   Many years ago, these were treated without surgery, but muscular weakness and a high risk of re-rupture were common problems.  Over the past 10-15 years, the majority of orthopedists have advocated repair.  Repair clearly decreases the risk of re-rupture, but muscular weakness remains an issue, and there are…

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Operation Rainbow

Last week I was priveleged to join Operation Rainbow on an orthopedic mission to Guatemala.  I’ve been familiar with their work for a number of years, as some of my San Francisco colleagues have been on trips with them.  This inspiring group does great work taking care of patients and educating doctors in developing countries.  Last week…

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