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Kristin Livingston, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-1519
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    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHBA2002Physical Biochemistry and Classical Archaeology
    University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, San FranciscoMD2009
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston2010Intern, General Surgery
    Massachusetts General Hospital, BostonResidency2014Orthopaedic Surgery
    Boston Children's Hospital, BostonFellowship2015Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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    Dr. Kristin Livingston is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who cares for children with musculoskeletal abnormalities or injuries, ranging from clubfoot and other lower limb problems to hip dysplasia and elbow fractures. Her primary interests lie in correcting lower limb deformities and treating orthopedic injuries. To ensure the best musculoskeletal outcomes, she cares for her patients through childhood and into early adulthood.

    In her research, Livingston explores many areas of pediatric orthopedics. She is especially interested in studying novel imaging techniques for gaining insights into childhood injury and deformity, and she is specifically exploring the use of digital tomography and augmented reality to improve fracture diagnosis and surgical planning. Another area of her research is quality improvement, investigating concerns such as urinary tract infections in pediatric surgical patients. She also works on community-based projects looking at bullying in schools.

    Livingston earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed Harvard University's combined orthopedic residency program, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

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    1. Improved diagnostic confidence and accuracy of pediatric elbow fractures with digital tomosynthesis. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 03; 50(3):363-370. Zapala MA, Livingston K, Bokhari D, Phelps AS, Courtier JL, Ma C, Seo Y, MacKenzie JD. PMID: 31745596.
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    2. Digital tomosynthesis of the pediatric elbow. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 11; 49(12):1643-1651. Zapala MA, Livingston K, Phelps AS, MacKenzie JD. PMID: 31686170.
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    3. Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Which Patients Undergo Serial Joint Irrigation in Pediatric Septic Hip Arthritis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Aug; 39(7):e494-e499. Livingston KS, Kalish LA, Bae DS, Kim YJ, Shore BJ. PMID: 30624342.
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    4. Orthopedic Injuries Associated with Hoverboard Use in Children: A Multi-center Analysis. HSS Journal ®. 2019 May 21; 1-5. Nicole H. Goldhaber, Amanda N. Goldin, Andrew T. Pennock, Kristin Livingston, Donald S. Bae, Yi Meng Yen, Benjamin J. Shore, Dennis E. Kramer, Jason E. Jagodzinski, Benton E. Heyworth. .
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    5. Acute Exertional Compartment Syndrome in Young Athletes: A Descriptive Case Series and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Feb; 34(2):76-80. Livingston KS, Meehan WP, Hresko MT, Matheney TH, Shore BJ. PMID: 27248777.
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    6. Pediatric Acute Compartment Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 May; 25(5):358-364. Livingston KS, Glotzbecker MP, Shore BJ. PMID: 28323644.
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    7. Does Weather Matter? The Effect of Weather Patterns and Temporal Factors on Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma Volume. Open Orthop J. 2016; 10:550-558. Livingston KS, Miller PE, Lierhaus A, Matheney TH, Mahan ST. PMID: 27990193.
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