Dr. David Contreras, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Muir Orthopedic Specialists 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
Dr. David Contreras, MD
Dr. Contreras, began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1991 after receiving his medical degree and completing his internship and residency at University of California, San Francisco. His ensuing fellowship in orthopedic trauma prepared him for a challenging position as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF's School of Medicine, and lead to his appointment as the acting Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Contreras is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience in treating patients. Dr. Contreras applies his years of experience and knowledge daily to overcome orthopedic challenges. His thoroughness and contemplative nature ensure all avenues are explored when planning treatment, and his traditional values and personable demeanor offer patients comfort in addition to superior medicine. An educator by nature, he has lectured and authored several articles on his specialty.

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Dr. Contreras' Care Philosophy

I perform several hundred successful orthopedic surgeries annually. Your health and quality of orthopedic care are my two top priorities. My patients participate in a carefully performed physical exam, along with the appropriate x-ray or MRI, here on our orthopedic campus. The results of these tests are explained in detail to my patients by using models or drawings. This facilitates a rapid decision-making process and in many cases leads to non-surgical treatments. I am delighted my patients can experience the care and technology here at Muir Orthopedic Specialists. My 13 years of experience at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital have provided me with a broad background of treatment options.

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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Contreras, began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1991 after receiving his medical degree and completing his internship and residency at University of California, San Francisco. His ensuing fellowship in orthopedic trauma prepared him for a challenging position as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF's School of Medicine, and lead to his appointment as the acting Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Contreras is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience in treating patients.

Dr. Contreras applies his years of experience and knowledge daily to overcome orthopedic challenges. His thoroughness and contemplative nature ensure all avenues are explored when planning treatment, and his traditional values and personable demeanor offer patients comfort in addition to superior medicine.

An educator by nature, he has lectured and authored several articles on his specialty.

Dr. Contreras' Care Philosophy

I perform several hundred successful orthopedic surgeries annually. Your health and quality of orthopedic care are my two top priorities. My patients participate in a carefully performed physical exam, along with the appropriate x-ray or MRI, here on our orthopedic campus. The results of these tests are explained in detail to my patients by using models or drawings. This facilitates a rapid decision-making process and in many cases leads to non-surgical treatments. I am delighted my patients can experience the care and technology here at Muir Orthopedic Specialists.

My 13 years of experience at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital have provided me with a broad background of treatment options.

Dr. Contreras' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California, San Francisco

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California, San Francisco

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    San Francisco General Hospital,

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate