Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopedic foot and ankle surgery and care

A young African-American woman jogs on the beach, representing the active life that can be led after foot or ankle surgery.

Orthopedic foot and ankle surgery and care

With a commitment to medical excellence and the highest quality outcomes, Scripps orthopedic doctors provide advanced care for injuries and conditions that affect the foot and ankle.

Orthopedic foot and ankle conditions and injuries

The orthopedic surgeons at Scripps Health are nationally ranked for the care they provide to diagnose and treat conditions of joints and bones, including the foot and ankle. Our orthopedic surgeons see a wide variety of conditions and injuries.

Orthopedic foot and ankle treatments

Scripps is ranked among the nation’s best for orthopedic care, according to U.S. News & World Report. Scripps has nearly three times as many orthopedic doctors as the next closest regional health care provider.

Sports therapy and physical therapy

Scripps offers sports therapy and physical therapy in San Diego with facilities in North County, South Bay, Central San Diego and La Jolla. Sports therapy services are provided at more than half a dozen locations by a team of experts using the latest techniques and technologies to help patients regain strength and mobility to get back in the game.

Podiatrist vs orthopedic surgeon for foot surgery

In addition to orthopedic doctors specializing in medical treatment of the foot and ankle, Scripps also offers you access to podiatrists, who provide orthopedic care plus additional services.


The differences between a podiatrist and an orthopedic specialist who treats conditions of the foot and ankle can be summed up this way:


  • Orthopedic doctors are trained and capable of providing medical and surgical care for joints and soft tissues of the entire body, but typically specialize in a specific area or bone structure.
  • Podiatrists (doctors of podiatric medicine) are trained in orthopedic care of the foot and ankle with additional education and expertise in dermatology and biomechanics of the body’s lower extremities.

Foot and ankle surgery locations

Scripps Clinic offers foot and ankle surgery and follow-up care at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.

Support services and resources

As leaders in orthopedic care, we know what it takes to keep joints healthy. That’s why we equip our patients with support services and resources to help them achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with rehab services to empowering you with educational resources, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your journey.