Adult Foot and Ankle Service

The focus of the UC Davis Adult Foot and Ankle Program is to provide patients in Sacramento and Northern California with the highest quality of care for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and ankle injuries.  The program is also dedicated to the education of UC Davis fellows, orthopaedic residents, medical students and staff members through organized teaching and research. 

The Foot and Ankle Service specializes in the care of patients with both common and complex disorders of the foot and ankle.  In order to provide comprehensive care for all patients, the Foot and Ankle Service coordinates its efforts with other services including: sports medicine, podiatry, vascular surgery, orthopaedic trauma, wound care, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and orthotics and prosthetics.  The team members of the Foot & Ankle Service include a fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon, orthopaedic surgery resident, podiatrist, wound care nurse and support staff.


The Foot and Ankle Service areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Lower extremity (knee, ankle and foot) sports medicine injuries
  • Achilles tears and disorders
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Ankle and knee articular cartilage injuries
  • Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Diabetic foot disorders
  • Foot orthotic evaluation and management

Eric Giza, M.D., Assistant Professor and Chief of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Program