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# 1 in Preventative Sports Medicine Non-operative Orthopedic Surgery

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Joint Replacement

World Class Physician


Dr. Bruce E. Ellison M.D. graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Ellison received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Ellison completed an Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Ellison has performed hundreds of arthroscopic shoulder, wrist, knee and ankle surgeries during his career. 




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Dr Bruce E Ellison MD Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness AME IME San Francisco Bay Area


Dr. Ellison is a licensed Qualified Medical Evaluator performing Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME), Agreed Medical Evaluations (AME) and Independent Medical-Legal Evaluations (IME). 




2460 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 ( near California Pacific Medical Center)

1200 Brittan Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 ( near Sequoia Hospital )

1922 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612  

425 Kearney St, El Cerrito, CA 94530

2100 Monument Blvd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523


Diagnostic Imaging


MRI’s Lead to Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment


A growing number of sports medicine specialists describe a vast overuse of MRI scans in the world of sports. “Sports Medicine Said to Overuse A Popular Scan,” New York Times.

“If you want an excuse to operate on a pitcher’s throwing shoulder, just get an MRI,” according to Dr. James Andrews, sports orthopedists. “MRI scans are easily misinterpreted and can result in misdiagnoses leading to unnecessary or even harmful treatments.”

Dr. Christopher DiGiovanni, a professor of orthopedics and a sports medicine specialist at Brown University said, “It’s very rare for an MRI to come back with the words ‘normal study.’ I can’t tell you the last time I’ve seen it.

Whether you’re a professional, college, high school or youth athlete, if the doctor says, “We should get an MRI,” it might be wise to question the necessity of the scan.


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Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery

- Microfracture Technique - Utilizing the Newest Technology

- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

- Rotator Cuff/Impingement - All Shoulder Injuries

What You Need to Know 
Before Choosing a Surgeon

- Knowing the right questions to ask

- When is the right time to have surgery

- Exploring non-invasive alternatives

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