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Advancing the Best Treatment Technologies: a commitment to our patients

When we opened our doors over a decade ago, our goal was to provide leading-edge foot care, from start to finish.

 

Our commitment to education, state-of-the-art technology and progressive diagnostic techniques puts us on research teams and lecturing throughout North America and Europe.

 

There are no “one-size fits all” treatments, we treat each patient individually because each foot and ankle is truly different. Evaluating your physical condition is part of a treatment plan, but so is your lifestyle and the physical challenges your professional and personal life will present while healing.

This is what true patient care is all about.

  • Years of research of the bio-mechanic complexities of the ankle joint led us to improved implants and materials. We're one of a few US centers with expertise in all types of Total Ankle Arthroplasty.

  • The PARS technique for an Achilles tendon rupture is a minimally invasive technology that results in higher success rates, less scarring and a quicker, stronger recovery.

  • BioCartilage is a revolutionary treatment of cartilage damage that results in a stronger repair and reduced long term pain.

  • The InternalBrace significantly strengthens traditional tendon repair methods and decreases recovery time.

  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy heals using platelets from your own blood, and is becoming known as a break-through cure for hard-to-heal tendons.

  • UFAI's one of the only centers in the country to offer both the revolutionary high-intensity and low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST) for heal pain.

  • UFAI is at the forefront of regenerative treatments such as stem cell therapy are exceptional options for bone and tissue healing using the bodies own healing powers.

  • Arthrosurface replaces missing cartilage with an implant so the joint stays intact and essentially normal. The treatment has proven successful with cartilage degeneration of the big toe and ankle.

  • Tenex Health's procedure has been very successful treating chronic tendon and fascia conditions in a minimally invasive way that has been impossible until now.

  • The Topaz Microdebrider wand uses radio frequency energy to cause microscopic “trauma” to scar tissue increasing blood flow to the affected area and healing of the sore tendon.

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World-class care is just a call or click away.
  • RelēF is a non-invasive procedure to that stimulates the body’s natural healing process by inciting the wound healing response, RelēF prompts damaged tissue to heal from within.

  • Cryotherapy Nerve Treatment is a rapid and limited deep freezing of the affected area. Nerve and fascia pain can often be resolved with a simple and comfortable office procedure.

  • These offer effective treatment for many conditions like ankle instability, plantar fasciitis, bunions and more. Each foot needs different control and positioning thus why custom orthotics are far more effective.

  • UFAI is the only location in Southern California to offer the diagnostic imaging technology, pedCAT. This foot and ankle CT scanner is the first true weight bearing diagnostic imaging machine in the world.

  • Our open MRI is designed for imaging of the extremities so only the joint being imaged is inside the scanner and the patient is comfortably outside.

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    Everyone is courteous, professional and efficient.
    Joseph O.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Briskin is the best. He is very understanding and caring.
    Lan G.
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    Professional, to the point, pleasant. Very happy with the service and the ability to schedule via ZocDoc.
    Deborah F.
  • Yelp
    I recently tore my CFL, got an MRI and was recommended surgery by my doctor in Northern California. After doing some of my own research, I came across this article - A Guide to Treating Ankle Sprains from Start to Fin...
    Wudan D.
  • Yelp
    I can't express how grateful I am for The University Foot & Ankle Institute! I rolled my ankle a while back, and these guys had me fast on the road to recovery. They have experienced surgeons and therapists and 8 loca...
    Steven K.
  • CustomerSure
    I appreciated that Dr. Yau called me back quickly after I left a message and he then made time to see me that day.
    Virginia B.
  • Yelp
    I had a great experience with Dr. Bob Baravarian and staff at the Sherman Oaks location and at the 90210 Surgery Center. I always found the staff and nurses  to be courteous and helpful. I have had plantars  flaciliti...
    Lori S.
  • Yelp
    I found Dr. Franson for a second opinion, after seeing an orthopedic specialist who misdiagnosed me and was about to cut my foot and ankle open. Dr. Franson put me at ease and ordered the appropriate MRI, which the ot...
    C.M.
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    He is very nice. He is really good with teens who don’t want to wear their orthotics. He is smart and helpful. He really was good at working with my daughter.
    Anonymous
  • Yelp
    It's been five months since my surgery, performed by Dr. Sydney Yau, and I've been walking with no pain. Dr. Yau tried to fix my problem with no surgery, and when that was unsuccessful, we decided on surgery and he wa...
    Sandie E.
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  • University Foot & Ankle, a Preferred Provider to:
  • UCLA Health System - UCLA Medical Group
  • MPTF - Member Industry Health Network
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • ATP - Association of Tennis Professionals
  • And consulting physicians for:
  • C&S - Cedars-Sinai
  • Saint John's Health Center