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University Foot & Ankle Institute

University Foot & Ankle Institute

26357 McBean Pkwy Suite 250 | Valencia, CA 91355

Call 424-240-7993
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Podiatric Deformities
  • Podiatric Disorder Treatment
  • Podiatric Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Paralytic Treatment
  • Podiatric Sports Therapy
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatrists
  • Medicaid NOT Accepted
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  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellPoint
Description

The University Foot and Ankle Institute is internationally-recognized and a leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treats all foot and ankle problems from simple tendonitis conditions, bunions, heel pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle. Our doctors are internationally- recognized for their outstanding leadership and expertise in foot and ankle surgery. We pride ourselves on cutting-edge technology and surgical experience provided in a friendly environment.

Your initial visit at University Foot & Ankle Institute will consist of a full and detailed clinical evaluation of your condition. A detailed description of your symptoms combined with a thorough hands-on examination by the doctor will help us identify your specific diagnosis. Our exam often includes a gait analysis and an evaluation of the entire lower extremity. We have found that by looking past the focused area of symptoms, we are able to identify additional contributing factors that need to be addressed in order to more comprehensively achieve a full recovery and return to full function. Specific diagnostic testing is often used as part of a thorough evaluation, including the potential use of x-rays, ultrasound, M.R.I, or nerve testing, all available at our Institute.

The University Foot & Ankle Institute specializes in both conservative and surgical treatments for conditions of the lower extremity. Many conditions that we see on a regular basis respond very well to conservative treatments, including lower extremity-specialized physical therapy, bracing, cast immobilization, orthotics, and injection therapy. If your condition requires surgical intervention, the surgeons at the University Foot and Ankle Institute are dedicated to providing the latest techniques to achieve a rapid recovery and an optimal long-term result. Many of the surgical procedures performed across the country for bunions, heel pain syndrome, tendon injuries, ankle instability, and nerve pain have been improved upon or developed and introduced by our team.

The doctors at the University Foot & Ankle Institute have produced a constant stream of publications and research on a wide array of topics involving the foot and ankle. In summary, the University Foot and Ankle Institute offers comprehensive, up-to-date, and specialized care of the foot and ankle. Our goal is to treat you like family, and provide a complete and expedient return to full function and activity.

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Dr. Justin Franson
Dr. Justin Franson

Dr. Justin Franson is a board certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the Americal College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a Clinical Instructor at UCLA School of Medicine. He performed a three year comprehensive residency training program in foot and ankle surgery in the Greater Los Angeles area, including the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, and Century City Hospital. A resident of the Santa Clarita valley, he is interested in providing advanced and progressive foot and ankle care to the community of which he is an active member. In addition to work with the Foot and Ankle Institute, he is an attending foot and ankle specialist with two major teaching hospitals in the area. As a runner who has completed many competitive races and marathons, he has a personal interest in athletics and sports medicine. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive care of the foot and ankle, from injury prevention and basic foot and ankle care to the most complex reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Outside the office, Dr. Franson enjoys spending time with his family, including a wife and four young children. Dr. Franson is available for patient consultations at the Valencia office.

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Dr. Sydney Yau
Dr. Sydney Yau

Dr. Sydney Yau is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist and an Associate of College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Yau received his medical training at Temple University in Philadelphia and completed a three year comprehensive surgical residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania where he was exposed to all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, foot and ankle reconstruction, and foot and ankle trauma. During residency, he did a rotation at the internationally recognized international center for limb lengthening at Mount Sinai hospital in Baltimore, where he helped to treat many limb deformities and limb length discrepancies. After residency, Dr. Yau completed a foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship with the University Foot and Ankle Institute in Santa Monica, one of a only a few fellowships recognized by the American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons. During his fellowship, he was exposed to many new techniques and advancements, including stem cell therapy to treat arthritis, and the use of amniotic placental membrane to reduce scar tissue in surgical procedures. Dr. Yau has interest in sports medicine, foot and ankle reconstruction, and diabetic limb salvage and wound care. Dr. Yau is happily married and during free time with his wife, they enjoy traveling, trying new foods and restaurants, hiking, snowboarding, and playing softball.

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