For strong bones at every age
The Skeletal Health practice at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute is located on the Mission Bay campus in San Francisco.
A unique multi-disciplinary program focuses on bone health
The strength of the skeleton depends on the helathhealth of our bones.
A comprehensive approach
To provide bone health evaluation and treatment, we utilize a multidisciplinary team, approach with experts in Orthopaedics Surgery, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Radiology, Nutrition and Physical Therapy.

Prevention, evaluation, treatment and patient education are the essential elements to maintaining lifelong skeletal health.

Aenor Sawyer, MD

UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Skeletal Health

The skeleton is our body's internal frame -- providing both stability and mobility. The strength of the skeleton depends on the health of our bones. 
Childhood is the essential window for gaining bone size and strength , as well as bone size.  
In adulthood, many factors affect our ability to maintain essential bone health and prevent fractures. 
At UCSF, we have developed a unique program:  the Skeletal Health Service,  a practice for which we care for patients of all ages -- from pediatrics to geriatrics -- to optimize bone health across a lifespan.