Foot & Ankle Service
The UCSF Foot and Ankle Service specializes in evaluating and treating disorders of the lower leg, ankle and foot. Our staff is experienced with conditions that require surgery to repair the small bones and tendons of the foot and ankle. We also offer advice about simple lifestyle changes, such as choosing well-fitting shoes, that can help with some conditions.
To manage major injuries, plastic surgeons as well as microsurgery specialists – who perform delicate procedures using a special operating microscope and smaller instruments – are available. Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and a pain management team help address problems associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis.
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
One of the nation's best for orthopedic care
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has several research programs dedicated to investigating different areas of musculoskeletal health care, such as hip, knee and spine surgery.