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    Colin Eakin

    Colin L. Eakin, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgery

    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Sports Medicine

    (Board Certified)
    Please contact physician's office to see if they are accepting new patients.

    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2943 

    Medical Affiliation(s)

    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    B.A., Stanford University, 1987; University of California, San Francisco, 1991
    University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
    University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
    Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, CO


    Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    ACL injury and reconstruction, ACL joint pathology, Ankle reconstruction, Arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, Biologic knee reconstruction, Bridging allograft rotator cuff reconstruction for massive tears, Cartilage regeneration and repair, Cartilage transplantation, Chondral injuries, Complex fractures of the elbow, Complex fractures of the forearm, Complex reconstructive surgery, Elbow arthroplasty, Elbow injuries and reconstructive surgery, Ganglion cyst surgery, Impingement syndrome, Instability/dislocation/labral injuries, Joint infection, Joint replacement - shoulder, Knee injuries, Knee resurfacing arthroplasty, Knee surgery, Labral tears, Ligament reconstruction, Ligament reconstruction - ankle, Ligament reconstruction - elbow, Ligament reconstruction - knee, Ligament reconstruction - shoulder, Meniscus allograft or articular cartilage transplantation, Meniscus injury, Microfracture, Minimally invasive surgery, Osteochondral allografts, Osteochondral defects, Osteotomies, PCL reconstruction, Patella resurfacing, Periarticular fractures, Peripheral nerve disorders, Peripheral nerve surgery, Posterolateral corner injuries, Radial head replacement, Reconstruction of posterolateral corner injuries, Reconstructive surgery of the elbow, Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, Restoration biologic resurfacing, Reverse shoulder arthroplasty, Rotator cuff surgery, SLAP injuries, Shoulder replacement, Shoulder resurfacing, Shoulder surgery, Sports injuries, Sports injury prevention, Sports injury rehabilitation, Sports medicine, Sports medicine bracing, Sports medicine for upper extremity throwing injuries, Sports physical exams, Tendon injuries, Tendon repair - ankle, Tendon repair - elbow, Tendon repair - hip, Tendon repair - knee, Tendon repair - shoulder, Tendon repairs, Tendonitis, Trauma, Ulnar nerve, Upper extremity throwing injuries

    Additional Information

    Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (charter member); Experience as professional team physician in MLB (Giants) and MLS (Earthquakes); Experience as collegiate team physician (Stanford Men's Basketball)

    Spoken Languages

    Spanish (Good)

    Community Activities

    Dr. Eakin volunteers with Mercy Ships in Latin America. He serves as chief of staff at Menlo Park Surgical Hospital.

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Eakin enjoys windsurfing, basketball, tennis, skiing and golf.

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    Dr. Eakin was recently awarded the prestigious subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has been an annual recipient of San Jose Magazine's coveted Top Doctors awards, as chosen by their peers.


    Philosophy of Care

    To combine state-of-the-art knowledge and superb technical skill with genuine compassion, such that patients are cured when possible, routinely provided with relief, and always cared for in a comforting manner.

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