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

Ankle Sprains

Summer is coming fast, and my office is filling up with people with injured ankles. Soccer, trail running, skateboarding. Whatever your sport, the most common ankle injury is a lateral sprain – that is, a sprain of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. This happens most often with an inversion injury – rolling…

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The New Digs

Well, it’s been a month since the big office move, and I have to say that I am impressed. The San Francisco office is spacious and lovely, and the staff is excellent. Patients are registered and roomed by a team not distracted by constantly ringing phones, since another group makes appointments and handles most phone…

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Transitions and New Beginnings

It’s been my intention to post about once a month to keep my patients informed about orthopedic conditions and office events. I haven’t posted in a while, and if you’ve been to my office in the past month you’ve probably discovered why I’ve been so busy: I’m moving! If you follow health care issues in…

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Over the Counter Pain Meds – What You Need to Know

We all take an over-the-counter pain reliever from time to time, medications like Advil, Tylenol, or Aleve.  But many people don’t understand the similarities and differences between them.  knowing a little about their function and their risks/benefits can help you decide what’s medication may be best for you – or to decide to use a…

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Stress Fractures

Early in the year many of us start to plan our upcoming sports goals and events. By the time we reach March or April, some of us start going a little overboard, and people start showing up in my office with stress fractures. It’s important to remember that bone is more than just a structural…

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Some General Information on Plantar Fasciitis

The information presented below is just that – information.  It is not intended as medical advice.  If you think you have plantar fasciitis and have not been able to resolve the symptoms on your own – consult with your doctor for proper treatment! A couple of my family members have been having trouble with plantar fasciitis lately, and…

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Welcome

Welcome to my new blog.  I’ve created this blog in conjunction with my new website, DrSciaroni.com.   By creating a dynamic new site in tandem to my group’s main website, www.sfortho.com, I can better communicate with you, my patients, and keep you abreast of the latest developments in my practice and in orthopedics in general.

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