Steven T. Woolson, MD

Arthritis and joint replacement surgeon

Arthritis and Joint Replacement Service

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Professional Education

Residency: University of Michigan Hospital (1975) MI

Internship: University of Michigan Hospital (1971) MI

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1976)

Fellowship: Harvard School of Public Health (1982) MA

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1982) MA

Medical Education: University of Michigan (1970) MI

Fellowship, Harvard University Med School, Joint Replacement (1982)

Residency, U of Michigan, Orthopaedic Surgery (1975)

MD, U of Michigan Med School (1970)

BA, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Chemistry (1965)

Honors & Awards

Alonzo J. Neufeld Award, Western Orthopaedic Association (1995)

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Michigan Medical School (1969)

Administrative Appointments

Member, Stanford University IRB, 2006

Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1993

Reviewer, Journal of Arthroplasty, 1998

Reviewer, Orthopedics, 2011

Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1994

Deputy Chief of Service, Department of Functional Restoration, 1994

Component alignment during total knee arthroplasty with use of standard or custom instrumentation: a randomized clinical trial using computed tomography for postoperative alignment measurement.
Woolson, S. T., Harris, A. Hs., Wagner, D. W., & Giori, N. J. (2014). Component alignment during total knee arthroplasty with use of standard or custom instrumentation: a randomized clinical trial using computed tomography for postoperative alignment measurement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 96(5), 366-372.

MI TKA: a risk factor for early revision surgery.
Mayle, R. E., Graw, B. P., Huddleston, H. G., Woolson, S. T., Goodman, S. B., & Huddleston, J. I. (2012). MI TKA: a risk factor for early revision surgery. The journal of knee surgery, 25(5), 423-427.

Local infiltration analgesia in TKA patients reduces length of stay and postoperative pain scores.
Tripuraneni, K. R., Woolson, S. T., & Giori, N. J. (2011). Local infiltration analgesia in TKA patients reduces length of stay and postoperative pain scores. Orthopedics, 34(3), 173-?.

Acetabular Component Positioning Using the Transverse Acetabular Ligament Can You Find It and Does It Help?
Epstein, N. J., Woolson, S. T., & Giori, N. J. (2011). Acetabular Component Positioning Using the Transverse Acetabular Ligament Can You Find It and Does It Help?. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 469(2), 412-416.

Incidence of radiographic unicompartmental arthritis in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty.
Woolson, S. T., Shu, B., & Giori, N. J. (2010). Incidence of radiographic unicompartmental arthritis in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 33(11), 798-?.

Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty
Graw, B. P., Woolson, S. T., Huddleston, H. G., Goodman, S. B., & Huddleston, J. I. (2010). Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 468(9), 2372-2376.

Hylamer vs Conventional Polyethylene in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Long-Term Case-Control Study of Wear Rates and Osteolysis
Huddleston, J. I., Harris, A. Hs., Atienza, C. A., & Woolson, S. T. (2010). Hylamer vs Conventional Polyethylene in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Long-Term Case-Control Study of Wear Rates and Osteolysis. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 25(2), 203-207.

Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Using an Anterior Approach and a Fracture Table Short-term Results From a Community Hospital
Woolson, S. T., Pouliot, M. A., & Huddleston, J. I. (2009). Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Using an Anterior Approach and a Fracture Table Short-term Results From a Community Hospital. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 24(7), 999-1005.

Re: Less invasive total hip arthroplasty: description of a new technique.
Woolson, S. T. (2007). Re: Less invasive total hip arthroplasty: description of a new technique. journal of arthroplasty, 22(4), 638-639.

A comparison of the results of total hip and knee arthroplasty performed on a teaching service or a private practice service
Woolson, S. T., & Kang, M. N. (2007). A comparison of the results of total hip and knee arthroplasty performed on a teaching service or a private practice service. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 89A(3), 601-607.

In the absence of evidence--why bother? A literature review of minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery.
Woolson, S. T. (2006). In the absence of evidence--why bother? A literature review of minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery. Instructional course lectures, 55, 189-193.

Comparison of scars from total hip replacements done with a standard or a mini-incision
Mow, C. S., Woolson, S. T., Ngarmukos, S. G., Park, E. H., & Lorenz, H. P. (2005). Comparison of scars from total hip replacements done with a standard or a mini-incision. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (441), 80-85.

Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a standard incision or a mini-incision
Woolson, S. T., Mow, C. S., Syquia, J. F., Lannin, J. V., & Schurman, D. J. (2004). Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a standard incision or a mini-incision. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 86A(7), 1353-1358.

Mobile- vs. fixed-bearing total knee arthroplasty - A clinical and radiologic study
Woolson, S. T., & Northrop, G. D. (2004). Mobile- vs. fixed-bearing total knee arthroplasty - A clinical and radiologic study. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 19(2), 135-140.

Letter to the editor.
Woolson, S. T. (2004). Letter to the editor. journal of arthroplasty, 19(1), 132-133.

Preoperative autologous donation for hip replacement.
Woolson, S. T. (2003). Preoperative autologous donation for hip replacement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 85-A(12), 2485-2486.

Autologous blood transfusion after total knee arthroplasty - A randomized, prospective study comparing predonated and postoperative salvage blood
Woolson, S. T., & Wall, W. W. (2003). Autologous blood transfusion after total knee arthroplasty - A randomized, prospective study comparing predonated and postoperative salvage blood. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 18(3), 243-249.

The effect of partial or full weight bearing ambulation after cementless total hip arthroplasty
Woolson, S. T., & Adler, N. S. (2002). The effect of partial or full weight bearing ambulation after cementless total hip arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 17(7), 820-825.

Measurement of perioperative flexion-extension mechanics of the knee joint
Giori, N. J., Giori, K. L., Woolson, S. T., Goodman, S. B., Lannin, J. V., & Schurman, D. J. (2001). Measurement of perioperative flexion-extension mechanics of the knee joint. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 16(7), 877-881.

Autologous blood and allogeneic transfusion.
Woolson, S. T. (2001). Autologous blood and allogeneic transfusion. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 83-A(6), 953-954.

The significance of stem-cement loosening of grit-blasted femoral components
Schmalzried, T. P., Zahiri, C. A., & Woolson, S. T. (2000). The significance of stem-cement loosening of grit-blasted femoral components. ORTHOPEDICS, 23(11), 1157-1164.

Fixation, polyethylene wear, and pelvic osteolysis in primary total hip replacement
Maloney, W. J., Galante, J. O., Anderson, M., Goldberg, V., Harris, W. H., & Woolson, S. T. (1999). Fixation, polyethylene wear, and pelvic osteolysis in primary total hip replacement. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (369), 157-164.

Risk factors for dislocation during the first 3 months after primary total hip replacement
Woolson, S. T., & Rahimtoola, Z. O. (1999). Risk factors for dislocation during the first 3 months after primary total hip replacement. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 14(6), 662-668.

Results of a method of leg-length equalization for patients undergoing primary total hip replacement
Woolson, S. T., Hartford, J. M., & Sawyer, A. (1999). Results of a method of leg-length equalization for patients undergoing primary total hip replacement. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 14(2), 159-164.

Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis for knee replacement: warfarin and pneumatic compression.
Woolson, S. T., Robinson, R. K., Khan, N. Q., Roqers, B. S., & Maloney, W. J. (1998). Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis for knee replacement: warfarin and pneumatic compression. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 27(4), 299-304.

Factor V Leiden and the risk of proximal venous thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty
Woolson, S. T., Zehnder, J. L., & Maloney, W. J. (1998). Factor V Leiden and the risk of proximal venous thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 13(2), 207-210.

Referral patterns of hip pain in patients undergoing total hip replacement
Khan, N. Q., & Woolson, S. T. (1998). Referral patterns of hip pain in patients undergoing total hip replacement. ORTHOPEDICS, 21(2), 123-126.

Fatigue fracture of a forged cobalt-chromium-molybdenum femoral component inserted with cement. A report of ten cases.
Woolson, S. T., Milbauer, J. P., Bobyn, J. D., Yue, S., & Maloney, W. J. (1997). Fatigue fracture of a forged cobalt-chromium-molybdenum femoral component inserted with cement. A report of ten cases. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 79(12), 1842-1848.

Intermittent pneumatic compression prophylaxis for proximal deep venous thrombosis after total hip replacement.
Woolson, S. T. (1996). Intermittent pneumatic compression prophylaxis for proximal deep venous thrombosis after total hip replacement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 78(11), 1735-1740.

Acetabular revision using a bone-ingrowth total hip component in patients who have acetabular bone stock deficiency
Woolson, S. T., & Adamson, G. J. (1996). Acetabular revision using a bone-ingrowth total hip component in patients who have acetabular bone stock deficiency. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 11(6), 661-667.

Porous pad separation and loosening of Harris-Galante femoral hip components
Woolson, S. T., & Comstock, C. G. (1996). Porous pad separation and loosening of Harris-Galante femoral hip components. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 11(4), 474-477.

Primary total hip replacement with insertion of an acetabular component without cement and a femoral component with cement. Follow-up study at an average of six years.
Woolson, S. T., & Haber, D. F. (1996). Primary total hip replacement with insertion of an acetabular component without cement and a femoral component with cement. Follow-up study at an average of six years. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 78(5), 698-705.

Increasing incidence of femoral osteolysis in association with uncemented Harris-Galante total hip arthroplasty - A follow-up report
Maloney, W. J., & Woolson, S. T. (1996). Increasing incidence of femoral osteolysis in association with uncemented Harris-Galante total hip arthroplasty - A follow-up report. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 11(2), 130-134.

Failure of a proximally porous-coated femoral prosthesis in revision total hip arthroplasty
Woolson, S. T., & DELANEY, T. J. (1995). Failure of a proximally porous-coated femoral prosthesis in revision total hip arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 10, S22-S28.

WEAR OF THE POLYETHYLENE OF HARRIS-GALANTE ACETABULAR COMPONENTS INSERTED WITHOUT CEMENT
Woolson, S. T., & Murphy, M. G. (1995). WEAR OF THE POLYETHYLENE OF HARRIS-GALANTE ACETABULAR COMPONENTS INSERTED WITHOUT CEMENT. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 77(9), 1311-1314.

THE RESOLUTION OF DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS THAT OCCURS AFTER TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY - A STUDY OF THROMBI TREATED WITH ANTICOAGULATION AND OBSERVED BY REPEAT VENOUS ULTRASOUND SCANS
Woolson, S. T. (1994). THE RESOLUTION OF DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS THAT OCCURS AFTER TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY - A STUDY OF THROMBI TREATED WITH ANTICOAGULATION AND OBSERVED BY REPEAT VENOUS ULTRASOUND SCANS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (299), 86-91.

USE OF PREOPERATIVELY DEPOSITED AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Woolson, S. T., & Pottorff, G. (1993). USE OF PREOPERATIVELY DEPOSITED AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. ORTHOPEDICS, 16(2), 137-142.

Piriformis tendon repair failure after total hip replacement.
Kao, J. T., & Woolson, S. T. (1992). Piriformis tendon repair failure after total hip replacement. Orthopaedic review, 21(2), 171-174.

Cementless total hip arthroplasty using a porous-coated prosthesis for bone ingrowth fixation. 3 1/2-year follow-up.
Woolson, S. T., & Maloney, W. J. (1992). Cementless total hip arthroplasty using a porous-coated prosthesis for bone ingrowth fixation. 3 1/2-year follow-up. journal of arthroplasty, 7, 381-388.

Perioperative blood loss associated with total knee arthroplasty. A comparison of procedures performed with and without cement.
Woolson, S. T. (1991). Perioperative blood loss associated with total knee arthroplasty. A comparison of procedures performed with and without cement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 73(10), 1574-?.

VENOUS ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN THE DETECTION OF PROXIMAL VEIN-THROMBOSIS AFTER TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Woolson, S. T., & Pottorff, G. (1991). VENOUS ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN THE DETECTION OF PROXIMAL VEIN-THROMBOSIS AFTER TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (273), 131-135.

Intermittent pneumatic compression to prevent proximal deep venous thrombosis during and after total hip replacement. A prospective, randomized study of compression alone, compression and aspirin, and compression and low-dose warfarin.
Woolson, S. T., & Watt, J. M. (1991). Intermittent pneumatic compression to prevent proximal deep venous thrombosis during and after total hip replacement. A prospective, randomized study of compression alone, compression and aspirin, and compression and low-dose warfarin. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 73(4), 507-512.

Use of autologous blood in total hip replacement. A comprehensive program.
Woolson, S. T., & Watt, J. M. (1991). Use of autologous blood in total hip replacement. A comprehensive program. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 73(1), 76-80.

CLINICIAN-DIRECTED HOSPITAL COST MANAGEMENT FOR TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY PATIENTS
Sommers, L. S., Schurman, D. J., Jamison, J. Q., Woolson, S. T., ROBISON, B. L., & Silverman, J. F. (1990). CLINICIAN-DIRECTED HOSPITAL COST MANAGEMENT FOR TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY PATIENTS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (258), 168-175.

B-mode ultrasound scanning in the detection of proximal venous thrombosis after total hip replacement.
Woolson, S. T., MCCRORY, D. W., Walter, J. F., Maloney, W. J., Watt, J. M., & CAHILL, P. D. (1990). B-mode ultrasound scanning in the detection of proximal venous thrombosis after total hip replacement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 72(7), 983-987.

Disassembly of a modular femoral prosthesis after dislocation of the femoral component. A case report.
Woolson, S. T., & POTTORFF, G. T. (1990). Disassembly of a modular femoral prosthesis after dislocation of the femoral component. A case report. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 72(4), 624-625.

LEG LENGTH EQUALIZATION DURING TOTAL HIP-REPLACEMENT
Woolson, S. T. (1990). LEG LENGTH EQUALIZATION DURING TOTAL HIP-REPLACEMENT. ORTHOPEDICS, 13(1), 17-21.

External iliac arteriovenous fistula following total hip arthroplasty. A case report.
Woolson, S. T., Maloney, W. J., & Tanner, J. B. (1989). External iliac arteriovenous fistula following total hip arthroplasty. A case report. journal of arthroplasty, 4(3), 281-284.

A CLINICAL PATHOLOGIC BIOCHEMICAL-STUDY OF THE MEMBRANE SURROUNDING LOOSENED AND NONLOOSENED TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTIES
Goodman, S. B., CHIN, R. C., Chiou, S. S., Schurman, D. J., Woolson, S. T., & MASADA, M. P. (1989). A CLINICAL PATHOLOGIC BIOCHEMICAL-STUDY OF THE MEMBRANE SURROUNDING LOOSENED AND NONLOOSENED TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTIES. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (244), 182-187.

POSTOPERATIVE BLOOD SALVAGE USING THE CELL SAVER AFTER TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY
SEMKIW, L. B., Schurman, D. J., Goodman, S. B., & Woolson, S. T. (1989). POSTOPERATIVE BLOOD SALVAGE USING THE CELL SAVER AFTER TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 71A(6), 823-827.

SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL PSEUDOANEURYSM AND ARTERIAL THROMBOEMBOLISM CAUSED BY AN OSTEOCHONDROMA
Woolson, S. T., Maloney, W. J., & James, D. R. (1989). SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL PSEUDOANEURYSM AND ARTERIAL THROMBOEMBOLISM CAUSED BY AN OSTEOCHONDROMA. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, 9(3), 335-337.

TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY FOR STEROID-INDUCED OSTEONECROSIS IN CARDIAC TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
ISONO, S. S., Woolson, S. T., & Schurman, D. J. (1987). TOTAL JOINT ARTHROPLASTY FOR STEROID-INDUCED OSTEONECROSIS IN CARDIAC TRANSPLANT PATIENTS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (217), 201-208.

Transfusion of previously deposited autologous blood for patients undergoing hip-replacement surgery.
Woolson, S. T., Marsh, J. S., & Tanner, J. B. (1987). Transfusion of previously deposited autologous blood for patients undergoing hip-replacement surgery. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 69(3), 325-328.

GREENFIELD VENA-CAVAL FILTER FOR MANAGEMENT OF SELECTED CASES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLIC DISEASE FOLLOWING HIP-SURGERY - A REPORT OF 5 CASES
Woolson, S. T., & Harris, W. H. (1986). GREENFIELD VENA-CAVAL FILTER FOR MANAGEMENT OF SELECTED CASES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLIC DISEASE FOLLOWING HIP-SURGERY - A REPORT OF 5 CASES. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (204), 201-206.

3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF BONE FROM COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY
Woolson, S. T., Dev, P., FELLINGHAM, L. L., & Vassiliadis, A. (1986). 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF BONE FROM COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (202), 239-248.

Time-related improvement in the range of motion of the hip after total replacement.
Woolson, S. T., Maloney, W. J., & Schurman, D. J. (1985). Time-related improvement in the range of motion of the hip after total replacement. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 67(8), 1251-1254.

A METHOD OF INTRAOPERATIVE LIMB LENGTH MEASUREMENT IN TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY
Woolson, S. T., & Harris, W. H. (1985). A METHOD OF INTRAOPERATIVE LIMB LENGTH MEASUREMENT IN TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (194), 207-210.

3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF THE ANKLE JOINT FROM COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY
Woolson, S. T., Dev, P., FELLINGHAM, L., & Vassiliadis, A. (1985). 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF THE ANKLE JOINT FROM COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY. FOOT & ANKLE, 6(1), 2-6.

3 DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF BONE FROM ANALYSIS OF COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY DATA
Woolson, S. T., FELLINGHAM, L. L., Dev, P., & Vassiliadis, A. (1985). 3 DIMENSIONAL IMAGING OF BONE FROM ANALYSIS OF COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY DATA. ORTHOPEDICS, 8(10), 1269-1273.

ACETABULAR COMPONENT MIGRATION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC TOTAL HIP DISLOCATION - A CASE-REPORT
Woolson, S. T. (1984). ACETABULAR COMPONENT MIGRATION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC TOTAL HIP DISLOCATION - A CASE-REPORT. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (186), 42-44.

COMPLEX TOTAL HIP-REPLACEMENT FOR DYSPLASTIC OR HYPOPLASTIC HIPS USING MINIATURE OR MICROMINIATURE COMPONENTS
Woolson, S. T., & Harris, W. H. (1983). COMPLEX TOTAL HIP-REPLACEMENT FOR DYSPLASTIC OR HYPOPLASTIC HIPS USING MINIATURE OR MICROMINIATURE COMPONENTS. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 65(8), 1099-1108.

A method of balanced skeletal traction for femoral fractures.
Woolson, S. T., & Meeks, L. W. (1974). A method of balanced skeletal traction for femoral fractures. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 56(6), 1288-1289.

URINARY-TRACT COMPLICATIONS OF ANORECTAL SURGERY
TANK, E. S., Woolson, S. T., Lapides, J., & Ernst, C. B. (1972). URINARY-TRACT COMPLICATIONS OF ANORECTAL SURGERY. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 123(1), 118-?.