Dr. Orrin Franko, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty in complex hand and upper extremity surgery. He treats all bone and joint conditions of the body, including arthritis, fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries, sprains and strains. His specialty focus in upper extremity includes the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis of the thumb/hand/wrist, and accidents such as fractures, nerve, tendon, and nail injuries.
Dr. Franko was born in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in animal physiology and neuroscience graduating summa cum laude at the top of his class. Dr. Franko then completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School, graduating cum laude with honors. After graduating he completed his residency training in San Diego in Orthopedic Surgery.
During residency training, Dr. Franko fostered an interest in mobile technology as a tool for patient education and physician training. He has published numerous articles in the field of smartphone apps and social media for physicians, and remains a leader in the field. Following residency, Dr. Franko completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship with the esteemed Dr. Peter Stern in Cincinnati, OH.
Dr. Franko is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Franko has published over 30 clinical research articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national meetings, and been interviewed by NPR for his work towards advancing orthopedic surgery care. He has helped develop and improve numerous mobile smartphone and tablet apps used by thousands of orthopedic surgeons and their patients.
Away from the office, Dr. Franko cherishes family time with his wife and two sons. He flies radio-control helicopters, enjoys hiking, and loves exploring the Bay Area.
I have been treated for several months by Dr. Orrin Franko, for CTS and trigger finger, during my office visits I never had to wait more that 5 min. to be seen for any of my appointments. His office staff has always been kind and respectful. In Oct, I had to have surgery and it took all but 1 hour and 45 min., from check-in and for me to going home. I am able to return to work with in 2 1/2 weeks it been all such an amazing experience. Dr. Franko is a great Dr. and is recommended highly.
If I had to do another Surgery, I would definitely go to Dr. Franco without hesitation. That is the very best recommendation I can give. The office is great. Dr. Franco is professional, competent and Compassionate.
My name is [redacted], I saw Dr Franko for the first time January 9th 2019. I have been suffering with my right hand wrist and hand. As much as I hate needles, he gave me an injection to help relieve the pain, so far I am starting to feel some relief, I know it will take a week or two but I'm confident that it will help...I would refer him to family and Friends...Thanks Dr Franko, see you next time.