Dr. Franko and family

Dr. Orrin Franko’s Philosophy

  • Patients are Partners.  I believe that patients play a critical role in determining their treatment.  All patients receive a thorough evaluation that includes learning about your injury, as well as your personal interests, occupation, hobbies, and lifestyle – factors that influence selecting an individualized treatment plan.
  • I treat Patients, not Xrays.  While imaging, such as xrays, CT scans, and MRIs have the ability to help identify problems and sources of pain, I focus on addressing each patient’s concerns and fears.  Treatment will be focused on you, not your test results. 
  • Not all Patients require Surgery.  Sometimes the best treatment is not surgery.  As my mentor Peter Stern says, “When a surgeon tells you not to have surgery, there’s a message.”  I always consider the side effects and complications of surgery, and any recommendation for surgical treatment involves a careful consideration of both the risks and benefits.

My Practice and Hospital Affiliations

  • A board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in complex hand and upper extremity surgery
  • East Bay Hand Medical Center
  • Sutter Health – Eden Medical Center
  • San Leandro Hospital

Interests

  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist, including joint replacement (arthroplasty) and fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Tendonitis of the hand, wrist, and elbow such as trigger finger, DeQuervain, and tennis elbow
  • Nerve conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Complete trauma of the hand and wrist including fractures, dislocations, and nerve/tendon/ligament injuries