Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson, MD

Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Tel Aviv University in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Wolfson Orthopaedics

2300 Sutter St Ste 207

San Francisco, CA 94115
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Wolfson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wolfson "Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a commitment to treating every patient as a VIP. He is a pioneer in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of arthritis, trauma, and trauma complications in children and adults. Dr. Wolfson received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. After completing his residency at the University of Western Ontario, he pursued an Adult Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is one of an elite group of surgeons in North America who practice the Ilizarov Technique, an innovative limb reconstruction approach. In his spare time, he writes and lends his surgical skills to humanitarian efforts in countries devastated by natural disasters. In 2010, he treated earthquake victims with acute bone injuries in Haiti and went on a similar mission to Nepal in 2015."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Limb Reattachment
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tel Aviv University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Winnipeg
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Western Ontario
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Hospital For Sick Children
    Other Education | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Residence Day Award, UWO, June 1993
  • Residence Day Award , UWO, June 1991
Media & Publications
  • Amputation in combat trauma, Wolfson N and Schecter S, Chapter 21, in Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities, by Lerner A and Soudry M (Editors),, 2011
  • Demetriou MD, Wiest A, Hofmann DC, Johnson WL, Han B, Wolfson N, Wang G and Liaw PK: Amorphous metals for hard-tissue prosthesis., 2010
  • Force and stiffness changes during Ilizarov leg lengthening., 1990
  • Control of inter-fragmentary micromotion in Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis., 1992.
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the dome of the talus. Computed tomography scanning in diagnosis and follow-up., 1988.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Wolfson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wolfson to family and friends
4.4
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Wolfson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Oakville, ON
Great Doctor! I highly recommend him.
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