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Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopy and Sports-Related Problems of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow.Dr. Safran is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with specialty certification in sports medicine. He is Chief of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Surgery, and a professor of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Safran is recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.In his clinical practice, he specializes in hip arthroscopy, treatment of elbow pain, knee ligament and cartilage surgery, and shoulder surgery. For each patient, he prepares a precise, comprehensive care plan. His goal is to help every individual enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.Dr. Safran conducts extensive research and has authored more than 275 articles for peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and many more. Topics include advances in techniques and technology to improve patient outcomes. He has written nine books on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip, as well as tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research. He also has written more than 150 book chapters on these and other subjects. He is on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and Journal of ISAKOS.Dr. Safran is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of prestigious societies such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); the ACL Study Group; the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES); the Herodicus Society; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS); the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA); and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS). In addition to having served as President of ISAKOS, ISHA, STMS, and the Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, he has served on the Board of the AOSSM and ASES.
This is a prospective, randomized, multicenter study, involving Stanford and London, England evaluating the efficacy of pre-operative planning for femoroacetabular (FAI) arthroscopic surgery using novel computer simulation software (from the Netherlands) to plan surgery for patients with FAI
Stanford University and London, England
This was a study of hip kinematics performed at Stanford University and the PAlo Alto Veteran's Administration Hospital / Bone and Joint Research Center, using technology developed at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. Cadaveric hips were studied to better understand hip function and motion.
Stanford University and Bologna, Italy
Hip Arthroscopy and FAI
Dr. Safran is the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and Fellowship Director of Sports Medicine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Safran specializes in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery on the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and member of such prestigious societies such as: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the ACL Study Group, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, the Herodicus Society, the Multicenter of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Outcomes Research Network, the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science in addition to the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Safrans practice focuses on arthroscopic management of hip problems as well as articular cartilage regeneration, shoulder surgery and athletic shoulder and elbow problems. He is actively involved in research in these areas. Dr. Safran graduated from the University of California, Berkeley; Medical School was at Duke University; Residency at Uuniversity of California, Los Angeles; and Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as a team physician for many collegiate teams since 1993, in addition to being actively involved with professional tennis and as a consultant for the NBA Players Association and NHL Players Association. Dr. Safran has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific articles, 75 book chapters and seven books on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip as well as tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research. Prior to coming to Stanford in the Spring of 2007, Dr. Safran has been in different practices, including being the Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also served as a team physician for the University of California, Berkeley. He is on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery and the Journal of ISAKOS.