Ankle Surgeon

Ankle Specialist & Board Certified Ankle Surgeon Serving Greater Santa Barbara, CA The ankle is a highly complex joint that provides support, balance and shock absorption that are essential for motion. Three bones compose the joint, including the tibia, fibula and talus, along with a sophisticated structure of ligaments, tendons and muscles. When injuries [...]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture Specialist Are you an athlete who engages in high intensity sports on the weekend or sports that involve jumping or quick stopping? If so, you may be at risk of tearing your achilles tendon. An achilles tendon rupture can make it difficult and painful to walk, jump or [...]

Ankle Anatomy

An Overview on Ankle Anatomy The ankle is a sophisticated structure composed of two separate joints - the tibiotalar joint and the subtalar joint. Acting like a hinge, the unique ankle anatomy allows the joint to withstand 1.5 times the body’s weight when walking and up to 8 times the body’s weight when running. A [...]

Ankle Instability

Ankle Instability Specialist Are you prone to rolling your ankle when walking or running on uneven ground or during sports activities? Have you had recurrent ankle sprains or lateral ankle pain? If so, you may suffer from a common condition known as ankle instability. Ankle instability specialist, Dr. Jervis Yau provides [...]

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Fracture Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in sports that involve  jumping, running or high impact? If so, you may be at risk of sustaining an ankle fracture. Ankle fractures are often seen in the athletic population and can be caused by twisting, falling, direct trauma or overuse. Ankle [...]

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