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Harry Jergesen, MD

TitleEmeritus Clinical Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 9
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-8812
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    Harvard CollegeAB1968
    Harvard Medical SchoolMD1972
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    Harvard University - 1965Harvard College Scholarship
    Harvard Medical School - 1972Harvard Medical School Chapter of Alpha Omega
    Department of Veteran's Affairs - 1998Department of Veteran's Affairs Service Award
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1999Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - 2002James O. Johnston Teaching Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Department of Veteran's Affairs - 2003Department of Veteran’s Affairs Service Award
    UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - 2008Compassionate Physician Award, UCSF Orthopaedic Residency Program

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    Dr. Harry E. Jergesen's interests include reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement. His research has focused on osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue) of the hip and on stimulating bone growth in the body (osteoinduction) by demineralized bone matrix.
    Jergesen graduated from Harvard College in 1968 and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1972. He completed two years of general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a residency in orthopedic surgery in the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program. He was chief resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. In 1978, he was appointed assistant director of Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he served as chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 1998 to 2007. In addition to his prior work at the Veterans Hospital, Dr. Jergesen served as an attending arthroplasty surgeon at UCSF until February of 2013. He also specialized in surgery of the hip and knee at San Francisco General Hospital until his retirement in December of 2015.
    Since 2004, a major focus in Dr. Jergesen's clinical work has been in the area of overseas healthcare. Besides working in Central and South America, he traveled yearly to provide clinical care and perform public health research at the Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital in Mthatha, South Africa. He has been active in the orthopaedic section of the UCSF Global Health Sciences Program, and has served on the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas. His current area of concentration is in arthroplasty care in US safety net hospitals.


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    1. Arlas N, Jergesen H. Hip and Knee Replacement in Safety-net Hospitals: Recognizing the Challenges. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(1):238-251. PMID: 27763467.
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    2. Jergesen HE, Yi PH. Early Complications in Hip and Knee Arthroplasties in a Safety Net Hospital vs a University Center. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Apr; 31(4):754-8. PMID: 26654489.
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    3. Aluede E, McDonald E, Jergesen H, Penoyar T, Calvert K. Mechanical behaviour of low-cost dynamic compression plates correlates with manufacturing quality standards. Int Orthop. 2014 Jan; 38(1):141-7. PMID: 24305785; PMCID: PMC3890111.
    4. Marmor M, Kandemir U, Matityahu A, Jergesen H, McClellan T, Morshed S. A method for detection of lateral malleolar malrotation using conventional fluoroscopy. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):e281-4. PMID: 23481920.
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    5. Aluede EE, Phillips J, Bleyer J, Jergesen HE, Coughlin R. Representation of developing countries in orthopaedic journals: a survey of four influential orthopaedic journals. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug; 470(8):2313-8. PMID: 22588702; PMCID: PMC3392367.
    6. Pui CM, Jergesen HE. Femoral involvement by langerhans cell histiocytosis following total hip arthroplasty: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 7; 93(17):e98(1-6). PMID: 21915557.
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    7. Jergesen H, Oloruntoba D, Aluede E, Grova M, Phillips J, Caldwell A. Analysis of outpatient trauma referrals in a sub-Saharan African orthopedic center. World J Surg. 2011 May; 35(5):956-61. PMID: 21360308; PMCID: PMC3071472.
    8. Phillips, J., Jergesen, H., Caldwell, A., and Coughlin, R. IGOT-The Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology -A Model for Collaboration and Change . Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2009; 24:305-308.
    9. Neumayr LD, Aguilar C, Earles AN, Jergesen HE, Haberkern CM, Kammen BF, Nancarrow PA, Padua E, Milet M, Stulberg BN, Williams RA, Orringer EP, Graber N, Robertson SM, Vichinsky EP. Physical therapy alone compared with core decompression and physical therapy for femoral head osteonecrosis in sickle cell disease. Results of a multicenter study at a mean of three years after treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Dec; 88(12):2573-82. PMID: 17142406.
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    10. Aguilar CM, Neumayr LD, Eggleston BE, Earles AN, Robertson SM, Jergesen HE, Stulberg BN, Vichinsky EP. Clinical evaluation of avascular necrosis in patients with sickle cell disease: Children's Hospital Oakland Hip Evaluation Scale--a modification of the Harris Hip Score. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Jul; 86(7):1369-75. PMID: 16003666.
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    11. Jergesen HE, Karlen JW. Clinical outcome in total hip arthroplasty using a cemented titanium femoral prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Aug; 17(5):592-9. PMID: 12168175.
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    12. Ries MD, Barcohana B, Davidson A, Jergesen HE, Paiement GD. Association between human immunodeficiency virus and osteonecrosis of the femoral head. J Arthroplasty. 2002 Feb; 17(2):135-9. PMID: 11847610.
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    13. Ries MD, Jergesen H. An inexpensive molding method for antibiotic-impregnated cement spacers in infected total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 1999 Sep; 14(6):764-5. PMID: 10512451.
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    14. Jergesen HE, Khan AS. The natural history of untreated asymptomatic hips in patients who have non-traumatic osteonecrosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997 Mar; 79(3):359-63. PMID: 9070523.
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    15. Dearborn JT, Jergesen HE. The evaluation and initial management of arthritis. Prim Care. 1996 Jun; 23(2):215-40. PMID: 8784927.
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    16. Siopack JS, Jergesen HE. Total hip arthroplasty. West J Med. 1995 Mar; 162(3):243-9. PMID: 7725707; PMCID: PMC1022709.
    17. Jergesen HE, Chua J, Kaban L, Kao R, Fu K, Chan A, Juster R. Delayed implantation of demineralized bone powder after local irradiation in rats. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Sep; (294):325-32. PMID: 8358938.
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    18. Lang P, Mauz M, Schörner W, Schwetlick G, Henkes H, Berthezene Y, Grampp S, Jergesen HE, Mühler A, Felix R. Acute fracture of the femoral neck: assessment of femoral head perfusion with gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1993 Feb; 160(2):335-41. PMID: 8424346.
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    19. Lang P, Genant HK, Jergesen H, Murray WR. Imaging of the hip joint. Computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Jan; (274):135-53. PMID: 1728999.
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    20. Jergesen H, Chua J, Kao RT, Kaban LB. Age effects on bone induction by demineralized bone powder. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Jul; (268):253-9. PMID: 2060217.
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    21. Jergesen H, Heller M, Genant HK. Signal variability in magnetic resonance imaging of femoral head osteonecrosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Apr; (253):137-49. PMID: 2317967.
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    22. Jergesen H, Lang P, Moseley M, Genant HK. Histologic correlation in magnetic resonance imaging of femoral head osteonecrosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Apr; (253):150-63. PMID: 2317968.
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    23. Lang P, Jergesen H, Genant HK, Moseley ME, Schulte-Mönting J. Magnetic resonance imaging of the ischemic femoral head in pigs. Dependency of signal intensities and relaxation times on elapsed time. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989 Jul; (244):272-80. PMID: 2743670.
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    24. Lang P, Jergesen H, Moseley ME, Block JE, Chafetz NI, Genant HK. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head: high-field-strength MR imaging with histologic correlation. Radiology. 1988 Nov; 169(2):517-24. PMID: 3175001.
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    25. Cummings SR, Phillips SL, Wheat ME, Black D, Goosby E, Wlodarczyk D, Trafton P, Jergesen H, Winograd CH, Hulley SB. Recovery of function after hip fracture. The role of social supports. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1988 Sep; 36(9):801-6. PMID: 3411063.
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    26. Gordon L, Weulker N, Jergesen H. Vascularized fibular grafting for the treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia. Orthopedics. 1986 Jun; 9(6):825-31. PMID: 3088554.
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    27. Jergesen HE, Hoaglund FT, Roberts RA, Wilson LA, Lamoreux LW, Radcliffe CW. The University of California Biomechanics Laboratory four-bar polycentric knee linkage. A clinical trial in 20 active above-knee amputees. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1986 Mar; (204):184-92. PMID: 3956009.
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    28. Jergesen HE, Heller M, Genant HK. Magnetic resonance imaging in osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Orthop Clin North Am. 1985 Oct; 16(4):705-16. PMID: 4058898.
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    29. Richardson ML, Genant HK, Helms CA, Gillespy T, Heller M, Jergesen HE, Bovill EG. Magnetic resonance imaging of the musculoskeletal system. Orthop Clin North Am. 1985 Jul; 16(3):569-87. PMID: 4011167.
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    30. Jergesen HE, Hoaglund FT, Roberts RA. Subjective evaluation of the UCBL polycentric knee linkage by active above knee amputees. A prospective trial. Orthopedics. 1985 Feb; 8(2):237-41. PMID: 4094973.
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    31. Hoaglund FT, Jergesen HE, Wilson L, Lamoreux LW, Roberts R. Evaluation of problems and needs of veteran lower-limb amputees in the San Francisco Bay Area during the period 1977-1980. J Rehabil R D. 1983 Jul; 20(1):57-71. PMID: 6887067.
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    32. Moon KL, Genant HK, Davis PL, Chafetz NI, Helms CA, Morris JM, Rodrigo JJ, Jergesen HE, Brasch RC, Bovill EG. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in orthopaedics: principles and applications. J Orthop Res. 1983; 1(1):101-14. PMID: 6679570.
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    33. Jergesen H, Poss R, Sledge CB. Bilateral total hip and knee replacement in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: an evaluation of function. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1978 Nov-Dec; (137):120-8. PMID: 743816.
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    34. Jergesen H, Mankin HJ, Schiller AL. Diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee mimicking primary bone neoplasms. A report of two cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1978 Sep; 60(6):825-9. PMID: 701320.
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