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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

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    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Lee Building, Level 3
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2951 
    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 1
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 596-4040 

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Achilles tendon repair, Acute fracture management, Ankle arthritis, Ankle arthroscopy, Ankle ligament repair, Ankle pain, Ankle reconstruction, Ankle replacement, Ankle tendon repair, Avascular necrosis, Biologic joint reconstruction, Cartilage implantation and transfer,
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    Sports Medicine
    ACL joint pathology, Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, Articular cartilage restoration, Cartilage disorders, Foot and ankle injuries, Fracture care, Ilizarov and spatial frame deformity correction, Impingement syndrome, Knee disorders, Labral injuries, Meniscus injuries,
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    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

    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 orthopedic 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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