The UC Davis Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Clinic is the premier Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle clinic serving the Sacramento and Northern California region. It provides the highest quality of care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of both disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Both Orthopaedic surgeons are also fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and therefore provide further understanding of injuries related to sports and the treatment required.  Both surgeons are expertly trained in arthroscopic treatment of cartilage injuries providing minimally invasive treatment to improve the patient’s recovery.  The Clinic aims to restore patients to their desired level of activity by integrating rehabilitative and operative interventions.


The team members of the Foot & Ankle Service include two fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeons, a board eligible orthopaedic fellow, UC Davis orthopaedic surgery residents, nurses and clinical support staff. 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, orthotics and prosthetics, and physical therapy. 
The program is also dedicated to the education of UC Davis fellows, orthopaedic residents, medical students and staff members through organized teaching and research.

Areas of treatment include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Sports Medicine of the Lower Extremity (knee, ankle and foot)
  • Minimally invasive treatment of foot and ankle injuries
  • Treatment of arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty (Replacement)
  • Achilles tears and Achilles disorders
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
  • Neuropathic disease of the foot and ankle
  • Ankle cartilage injuries
  • Specializing in arthroscopic techniques in the treatment of Osteochondral Defects (OCD)

New patients are asked to complete this questionnaire (PDF);
you may fill in online and print OR print and complete by hand.  
Please bring it with you to your first appointment. 
Referral Site
New Patient Brochure (PDF)

Current Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Eric Giza, MD

Eric Giza, M.D., Professor, Chief of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Service, Fellowship Director, Sacramento Republic FC Head Team Physician, Major League Soccer Medical Research Chair

Christopher Kreulen, M.D.

Christopher Kreulen, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle Service

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