Gary S. Fanton, MD

Sports medicine surgeon

Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 800-717-0012
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Professional Education

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1982) OH

Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1978) OH

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1985)

Fellowship: Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (1983) CA

Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin (1977) WI

Honors & Awards

C.V. Mosby Medical Honors Award, Medical College of Wisconsin (1977)

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Medical College of Wisconsin (1977)

Academic Distinction, University of Michigan (1969-1973)

Administrative Appointments

Team Physician, San Francisco 49ers (2007 - Present)

Head Team Orthopedist, San Francisco Giants Professional Baseball (2001 - 2004)

Head Team Orthopedist, Stanford University Football (1992 - Present)

Company Physician, Ballet San Jose of Silicon valley Professional Ballet Co. (1985 - Present)

Associate Team Orthopedist, San Francisco 49er Professional Football (1984 - 1998)

Novel drug product to improve joint motion and function and reduce pain after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Fanton, G. S., Dillingham, M. F., Wall, M. S., Gillenwater, G. E., Khan, A. M., & Demopulos, G. A. (2008). Novel drug product to improve joint motion and function and reduce pain after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 24(6), 625-636.

Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh in a football athlete - A case report and the role of the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing
Lee, A. T., Fanton, G. S., & McAdams, T. R. (2005). Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh in a football athlete - A case report and the role of the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, 19(10), 748-750.

Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability: current concepts and techniques.
Samson, M. A., Dillingham, M. F., Fanton, G. S., & Madsen, J. S. (1999). Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability: current concepts and techniques. Surgical technology international, 8, 253-257.

Postoperative epidural injection of saline can shorten postanesthesia care unit time for knee arthroscopy patients
Brock-Utne, J. G., Macario, A., Dillingham, M. F., & Fanton, G. S. (1998). Postoperative epidural injection of saline can shorten postanesthesia care unit time for knee arthroscopy patients. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 23(3), 247-251.

Patellar tendon graft harvesting using horizontal incisions for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Mishra, A. K., Fanton, G. S., Dillingham, M. F., & Carver, T. J. (1995). Patellar tendon graft harvesting using horizontal incisions for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ARTHROSCOPY, 11(6), 749-752.

Arthroscopic visualization and assisted excision of osteoid osteoma at the knee
Abnousi, F., Saliman, J. D., & Fanton, G. S. (2008). Arthroscopic visualization and assisted excision of osteoid osteoma at the knee. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36(2), 375-378.

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using cryopreserved allografts
Indelli, P. F., Dillingham, M. F., Fanton, G. S., & Schurman, D. J. (2004). Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using cryopreserved allografts. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (420), 268-275.

Monopolar thermal treatment of symptomatic anterior Cruciate ligament instability
Indelli, P. F., Dillingham, M. F., Fanton, G. S., & Schurman, D. J. (2003). Monopolar thermal treatment of symptomatic anterior Cruciate ligament instability. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (407), 139-147.

Septic arthritis in postoperative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Indelli, P. F., Dillingham, M., Fanton, G., & Schurman, D. J. (2002). Septic arthritis in postoperative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (398), 182-188.

Two-year outcome of arthroscopic bankart repair and electrothermal-assisted capsulorrhaphy for recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder instability
Mishra, D. K., & Fanton, G. S. (2001). Two-year outcome of arthroscopic bankart repair and electrothermal-assisted capsulorrhaphy for recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder instability. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 17(8), 844-849.

Monopolar electrothermal arthroscopy for treatment of shoulder instability in the athlete
Fanton, G. S. (2000). Monopolar electrothermal arthroscopy for treatment of shoulder instability in the athlete. OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN SPORTS MEDICINE, 8(3), 242-249.

Arthroscopic monopolar radiofrequency thermal stabilization for chronic lateral ankle instability: a preliminary report on 10 cases.
Oloff, L. M., Bocko, A. P., & Fanton, G. (2000). Arthroscopic monopolar radiofrequency thermal stabilization for chronic lateral ankle instability: a preliminary report on 10 cases. journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 39(3), 144-153.

Bilateral stress fractures of the anterior part of the tibial cortex. A case report.
Brukner, P., Fanton, G., Bergman, A. G., Beaulieu, C., & Matheson, G. O. (2000). Bilateral stress fractures of the anterior part of the tibial cortex. A case report. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 82(2), 213-218.

Arthroscopy of the calcaneocuboid and talonavicular joints.
OLOFF, L., Schulhofer, S. D., Fanton, G., & Dillingham, M. (1996). Arthroscopy of the calcaneocuboid and talonavicular joints. journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 35(2), 101-108.

Shoulder arthroscopy using the holmium:YAG laser system: State of the art 1994
Fanton, G. S. (1996). Shoulder arthroscopy using the holmium:YAG laser system: State of the art 1994. ORTHOPADE, 25(1), 79-83.

LATERAL RETINACULAR RELEASE - THE HOLMIUM-YAG LASER VERSUS ELECTROCAUTERY
Shapiro, G. S., Fanton, G. S., Dillingham, M. F., & PERKASH, R. (1995). LATERAL RETINACULAR RELEASE - THE HOLMIUM-YAG LASER VERSUS ELECTROCAUTERY. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (310), 42-47.

HOLMIUM - YAG LASER EFFECTS ON ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE METABOLISM IN-VITRO
Smith, R. L., Montgomery, L., Fanton, G., Dillingham, M., & Schurman, D. J. (1994). HOLMIUM - YAG LASER EFFECTS ON ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE METABOLISM IN-VITRO. SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.

Reconstruction for recurrent dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint. A new technique.
Shapiro, G. S., Fanton, G. S., & Dillingham, M. F. (1993). Reconstruction for recurrent dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint. A new technique. Orthopaedic review, 22(11), 1229-1232.

INTRAARTICULAR HEMANGIOMA OF THE KNEE
Shapiro, G. S., & Fanton, G. S. (1993). INTRAARTICULAR HEMANGIOMA OF THE KNEE. ARTHROSCOPY, 9(4), 464-466.