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    Andrew Haskell

    Andrew Haskell, M.D.


    Orthopedic Surgery

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Reconstructive Surgery

     
    Accepting new patients

    Sports Medicine

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients


    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2951 
    Redwood City Center
    805 Veterans Boulevard
    Redwood City, California 94063
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    (650) 853-6600 
     

    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Hospital Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    Yale University School of Medicine, CT, 1997
    Internship:
    University of California, San Francisco
    Residency:
    Orthopedic surgery, University of California, San Francisco
    Fellowship(s):
    Roger Mann -- Orthopedic Surgery of the Foot & Ankle; Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute -- Sports Medicine/Trauma

    Department

    Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    ACL injury and reconstruction, ACL joint pathology, Ankle reconstruction, Ankle replacement, Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, Cartilage regeneration and repair, Cartilage transplantation, Chondral injuries, Foot and ankle surgery, Foot reconstruction surgery, Ilizarov and spatial frame deformity correction, Impingement syndrome, Instability/dislocation/labral injuries, Joint replacement - ankle, Joint replacement - shoulder, Joint replacement revision - ankle, Knee injuries, Knee surgery, Labral tears, Ligament reconstruction, Ligament reconstruction - ankle, Ligament reconstruction - shoulder, Limb length discrepancies, Limb preservation/salvage, Malunions, Meniscus injury, Microfracture, Minimally invasive surgery, Osteochondral allografts, Osteochondral defects, Osteomyelitis, Osteotomies, Reverse shoulder arthroplasty, Rotator cuff surgery, SLAP injuries, Shoulder replacement, Shoulder surgery, Sports injuries, Sports medicine, Tendon injuries, Tendon repair - ankle, Tendon repair - shoulder, Tendon repairs, Tendonitis, Trauma

    Sports Medicine
    Foot and ankle injuries

    Reconstructive Surgery
    Limb preservation/ salvage

    Additional Information

    Foot and ankle surgery reconstruction, total ankle replacement, knee and shoulder surgery and arthroscopy, Ilizarov and spatial frame deformity correction and fracture care. Dr. Haskell was awarded the UCSF Humanitarian Physician Award in 2004, and is co-director of the Stanford/Palo Alto Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship program.

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Spanish (Fair)

    Community Activities

    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital, California Orthopaedic Association

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Haskell is married with two children. He enjoys playing soccer, bicycling and skiing.

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    Philosophy of Care

    My goal as an Orthopedic Surgeon is to relieve musculoskeletal pain and improve function to allow my patients to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. This involves treating recent injuries and fractures, diagnosing and treating chronic problems, and revising problems created by other surgeries. We use a team approach with physician assistants, nurses, orthotists, and physical therapists to meet these goals. Many problems can be diagnosed by taking a careful history and physical exam. When appropriate we obtain imaging ranging from x-ray to MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, or nuclear scans. Conservative treatment is often the first step, including options such as physical therapy and home exercises, bracing or shoe modifications, and sometimes injections.

    My areas of expertise include foot and ankle, shoulder and knee surgery, and musculoskeletal trauma and deformity correction. I am board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine and have completed fellowships in both foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. I have completed additional training in Ilizarov and Spatial Frame deformity correction.

    I use arthroscopy of the ankle, shoulder, and knee to treat a variety of problems including: osteochondral or cartilage defects (osteochondritis dissecans), impingement, bone spurs, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, meniscus tears, and loose bodies.

    I use a variety of cartilage preservation and regeneration techniques such as microfracture, osteochondral autograft or allograft transplantation (OATS), distraction arthroplasty of the ankle, and realignment osteotomy.

    When cartilage is beyond repair, I offer the latest techniques in total ankle replacement and total shoulder replacement. New total ankle replacements have been approved by the FDA giving patients with ankle arthritis the hope for pain relief while maintaining motion of the ankle.

    I use proven ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction techniques to restore stability and function for conditions such as ankle instability and chronic ankle sprains, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (flat foot), Achilles tendon tears, peroneal tendon tears and subluxation, ACL tears, patellar and quadriceps tendon tears, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder instability. Tendon transfers may be useful for dynamic deformities after stroke or nerve injury.

    I use deformity correction techniques ranging from osteotomy for hallux valgus (bunion), flat foot or cavus foot deformities to fusion for more severe deformity. I will use Ilizarov (external fixation) bone transport and deformity correction for complex foot, ankle, and lower extremity deformities. These deformities may have resulted from gradual progression, acute trauma or failed trauma fixation, or infection.




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