Leisure Yu, MD, PhD - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Specializing in Sports Medicine and Total Joint ReplacementDr. Yu provides orthopedic care for adult and pediatric cases. Dr. Yu services patients from Loma Linda, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Colton, Fontana, the entire Inland Empire. Patients and athletes have traveled from many states and internationally for Dr. Yu's care.
Dr. Yu is an active participant of the Medical Strategic Network, dedicated to equipping, networking and mobilizing professionals and health students.
Dr. Yu uses a personalized approach to knee replacement surgery using patient specific implants. These implants are custom made from image to implant technology.
Dr. Yu is the first FDA certified physician in Loma Linda to use the Oxford Unicompartmental Kneed System, allowing for a more enhanced procedure in dealing effectively with unicompartment anteromedial osteoarthritis. The Oxford implant is based on predecessors which achieved 98% survival at 10 years. The operation can arrest the progress of the disease in other compartments of the joint and provide long term relief of symptoms due to the unique spherically designed femoral components, made of cast cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy giving the implant durability and biocompatibility.
Dr. Yu is participating in a new study on Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL). He is working in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Columbia, to conduct research on advancing ACL reconstruction using human donor allograft transplantation. The study started in January of 2005.
An expert in adult and pediatric sports medicine, Dr. Yu is a doctor to athletes around the globe. He has traveled extensively with the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) to World and International Events as doctor to the USFSA teams. In 2011 Dr. Yu accompanied the World Team to Moscow and witnessed a historic triumph as Davis and White captured the first-ever U.S. World Ice Dancing title.
From his earliest days in medical school, when he was accepted into the accelerated program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Dr. Yu has excelled in his field. From Buffalo, he moved to Boston where he earned the title of Chief Resident during his orthopedic surgery residency in the Combined Harvard Orthopedic Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Yu completed fellowships in sports medicine and spine at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical biochemistry at the Erie County Medical Center Labs in Buffalo New York. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry with Honors from SUNY Buffalo.
Dr. Yu has served as a treating physician to competitive/professional: figure skaters, skiers, gymnasts, dancers, cyclists, runners, body builders, and ball players. He is a World Team Physician for the U.S. Figure Skating Association and has served the Special Olympics and overseas medical missions. He is involved in cartilage regeneration research and in educating orthopedic residents about innovative cartilage and meniscus procedures.
Dr. Leisure Yu is a Workers' Compensation physician. He is licensed for QME, AME, IME, IMR, and ACOEM cases. He has worked with the California State Workers' Compensation (WC) system for over 20 years, and is currently accepting new WC patients. If you have any questions, or would like to transfer your WC case to the care of Dr. Leisure Yu, please call us at (909) 799 -3838. We will be happy to assist you with your claim.
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