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

My Approach

My goal is to return my patients to pre-injury function as safely and efficiently as possible

I specialize in getting my patients back to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible and helping them to stay healthy and active. To accomplish this, I apply the most innovative and the most well- established procedures to evaluate, diagnose and treat orthopaedic injuries and conditions. As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, I aggressively follow important developments in orthopaedics to remain at the forefront of innovation.

I will take the time to evaluate your condition and communicate clearly so that you understand your diagnosis. Based on the evaluation diagnostic imaging such as in-suite fluoroscopy or ultrasound may be employed, or you may be referred for a more complex imaging study such as an MRI. Using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, I will determine and recommend a specific course of treatment tailored to your goals. Whether your treatment involves a conservative approach such as medications and physical therapy, or surgical intervention, you will be an informed and active participant in the process. Success comes through teamwork. Non-surgical treatments may include therapeutic exercise, physical therapy, injections, and medications. When surgery is the best option, I can offer a range of appropriate options for various conditions, depending on the injury and the needs of the individual.

Areas of Expertise – My practice focuses on the following areas:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder & Upper Extremity
  • Hip & Knee
  • Foot, Ankle & Lower Extremity
  • Hand & Wrist

Sports Medicine

I as a board certified and fellowship-trained sports orthopedic surgeon, I specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries, including cartilage/meniscus tears, tendon tears, ligament ruptures, and repetitive use injuries. If you have an injury, I can advise you on a wide range of treatment options to determine which one is right for you, including physical therapy to help prevent future injuries with exercises to help you regain your strength and flexibility

Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity

I specialize in the diagnosis, treatment of foot and ankle-related symptoms and conditions including:

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Hallux Ridigus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • High Ankle Sprain (Syndeosmosis Ligament Injury)
  • Jones Fracture
  • LisFranc (Midfoot) Fracture-Dislocation
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Laura N. Sciaroni MD

Hand and Wrist

I specialize in the diagnosis, treatment of hand and wrist-related symptoms and conditions including:

  • Bennett's Fracture - Fracture of the Base of the Thumb
  • Boxer's Fracture - Knuckle Fracture of the Pinky
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - CTS
  • deQuervain's Tendonitis - Wrist Tendonitis
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts - Wrist and hand lumps and bumps
  • Hand Therapy
  • Mallet Finger Injury - Baseball Finger
  • Pain Management - Trigger Point Injections
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rehabilitation - Hand Therapy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Skier's Thumb
  • Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb
  • Wrist Fracture - Open Reduction and Internal or External Fixation

Shoulder and Upper Extremity

I specialize in the diagnosis, treatment of hand and shoulder and upper extremity-related symptoms and conditions including:

  • General shoulder pain
  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Burners and stingers
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder separation
  • Snapping scapula syndrome

Surgical Techniques

As an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in fracture care, reconstruction and sports medicine, I can offer the latest and most dependable techniques. When surgery is advised, a few of the procedures that I employ are listed below.

  • Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Bankart Repair
  • Shoulder stabilization
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Chrondroplasty
  • Microfracture
  • OATS: Osteoarticular Transfer System
  • ACLR: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Joint Debridement
  • Labral Repair
  • Partial Menisectomy
  • Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection)
  • Glenohumeral Debridement
  • Intracapsular (Glenoid) Injection
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • SLAP Repair
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Subacromial Injection
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Knee Fracture Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Debridement
  • Cheilectomy
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Transfibular Ankle Fusion