Foot and Ankle

The foot and ankle are subject to constant stresses and hazards, from the effects of arthritis to traumatic sports injuries. Fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery, our orthopaedic specialist offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide range of foot and ankle problems, including injuries, fractures, arthritis and deformities. From simple conditions to the most complex ankle reconstruction, we are experts in relieving pain and helping patients regain their quality of life.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Arthroscopic repair of conditions from ligament tears to cartilage damage
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction, including successful repair of flatfoot, bone deformities and arch problems
  • Forefoot reconstruction
  • Fracture care
  • Repair of cartilage injuries, including cartilage transplant and regeneration
  • Total ankle joint replacement, allowing natural pain-free motion
  • Treatment of ankle instability, including anatomic reconstruction, ligament repair or tendon grafting
  • Treatment of tendon disorders, including tendon repair and reconstruction

Specialized Services

Sports Injuries

The foot and ankle are the most commonly injured joints in recreational and elite athletes. Injuries can range from ankle sprains and stress fractures, to nerve, ligament, and tendon damage. Many injuries can be effectively treated without surgery. For more serious or complex injuries, minimally-invasive surgical techniques are creating improved outcomes and dramatically shorter recovery times.

Ankle Arthritis

Because the ankle absorbs the body's full impact, pain from rheumatoid or trauma-related arthritis can be especially severe and debilitating. For many people suffering from an injured or diseased ankle, ankle replacement surgery can eliminate the pain and help them return to everyday activities. Using the newest techniques and materials, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon replaces the injured ankle joint, allowing a natural, pain-free motion.

Not every patient is a good candidate for ankle replacement. For some, ankle fusion – where the damaged joint cartilage is removed and the bones around the ankle knit together into a solid painless structure – will offer better outcomes.

Medical Conditions

Health issues such as nerve and circulatory disorders, cerebral palsy, diabetes and stroke can create pain, weakness and deformity in the ankle and foot. Aggressive prevention and treatment allows our orthopaedic specialist to correct muscle imbalances, and prevent foot deformities from becoming permanent. For some conditions, bracing and physical therapy alone can be successful. In other cases, surgery – including tendon transfer or tendon lengthening – can help realign the foot and allow normal movement.

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Our Locations

Fullerton - Orthopedics

Fullerton - Orthopedics

2141 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 35000
Fullerton, CA 92835

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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