UCSF 14th Annual Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference

These videos provide a comprehensive joint-by-joint review of common injuries and offers current Sports Medicine practices which apply to the care of all patients from the recreational participant to the specialized elite athlete.


A Good Grip on the Hand Exam

The hand’s intricacy can make diagnosing injuries a particular challenge. Dr. Nicole Schroeder, director of UCSF’s orthopedic hand service, demos her system for detecting hand abnormalities, showing precise palpation as well as pain injection points.
Nicole Schroeder

Nicole Schroeder

Orthopedic surgeon

A Leg to Stand On: Repairing Painful Knees and Hips

The incidence of knee and hip arthritis is rising, with more patients seeking surgical solutions. Joint replacement specialist Dr. Derek Ward discusses changes in guidelines for these surgeries, including benefits for a wider range of ...
Derek Ward, MD

Derek Ward, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

A Lesson in Low Back Pain: Locate the Source

Sports medicine specialist Cindy Chang, MD, demos three tests to perform during a lumbar spine exam, to help you readily detect the main cause of discomfort. She also has a tip on what not to overlook.
Cindy Chang, MD

Cindy Chang, MD

Primary care sports medicine specialist

A Primer on Pain: Assessing the Shoulder

Orthopedic surgeon C. Benjamin Ma, MD, demos a thorough shoulder exam, covering palpation points; how much pressure to use; and hallmarks of common injuries, such as rotator cuff tears and SLAP lesions.
Benjamin Ma, MD

Benjamin Ma, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

A Systematic Guide to Knee Pain

You’re likely to see just four types of knee injury in practice, but tests and treatments vary depending on your patient’s age and goals. Sports medicine doctor Brian Feeley, MD, sets out his straightforward system for assessing and addressing ...
Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Aggressive Versus Conservative Approaches to Knee and Shoulder Injuries

When is surgery the best choice? And which surgery will have the best outcome? Conventional wisdom has shifted in many cases. Learn which factors to weigh in determining whether to recommend surgery, injections, PT or other types of conservative management.
Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Knee Injuries: Getting the Diagnosis Right

When patients present with knee pain, you can reach the right diagnosis – and determine the urgency of treatment – by asking the right questions, doing the right tests and performing them the right way. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christina ...
Christina Allen, MD

Christina Allen, MD

Professor Sports Medicine

Shoulder Injury Diagnosis: A 10-Minute Lesson

Here’s how you should – and should not – assess shoulder pain, as demonstrated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Feeley. Learn what to ask, where to palpate and how to reach your diagnosis efficiently.
Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Shoulder Tutorial: What the Primary Care Doctor Needs to Know

In less than an hour, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Feeley sets you up to diagnose common shoulder problems, including three simple questions to ask, a three-minute hands-on exam, worthwhile tests (and time wasters) and an update on the ...
Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Knee Know-How: Detect the Problems That Cause Your Patients Pain (and Misery)

Knee troubles affect quality of life. Help your patients by learning to identify the six most common disorders, how to explain them simply, when to order imaging and which treatments to recommend. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Drew Lansdown expands ...
Drew Lansdown, MD

Drew Lansdown, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Cartilage Is Complicated: The Best Approach for Various Injuries

Options for damaged cartilage have expanded. Learn about repair methods – everything from injections and “clean-up” arthroscopy to grafts, microfracture and realignment surgery – and find out which actually work. This 30-minute lecture ...
Benjamin Ma, MD

Benjamin Ma, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Concussion Recovery: The Key Role of Primary Care Doctors

When patients present with possible concussion, they need their primary care physicians to know the best practices on assessment and care. This half-hour lecture explains how to analyze patient histories, sets out the latest guidelines ...
Carlin Senter, MD

Carlin Senter, MD

Associate Professor

Healing Hands: Best Approaches for Common Injuries of Hands, Wrists and Elbows

Learn associated factors and appropriate first treatment steps for carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis elbow and other conditions commonly seen in primary care. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Carlin Senter also discusses who will benefit ...
Nicole Schroeder

Nicole Schroeder

Orthopedic surgeon

The Ball’s in Your Court: What Your Injured Athletic Patients Need You to Know

Sports medicine specialist Dr. Cindy Chang explains the importance of distinguishing elite athletes from recreational athletes and how this difference impacts the best treatment approaches to various injuries. She also discusses age considerations ...
Cindy Chang, MD

Cindy Chang, MD

Primary care sports medicine specialist