Dr. Orrin Franko, MD is a board-eligible 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 recently was seeing Dr. Franko through a referral for my severe sharp pain in my left wrist and elbow I have experienced for quite awhile! I was so pleased with my experience from the time I called in to make to the time I left his office. With two small injections into my wrist and elbow, I was able to feel the big difference, the inflammation was gone right away! I experienced some pain for a few hours after the shots, but the next morning I felt very good, my pain went from rate 10 high down to 0.5. I am so happy that I did not have to go through surgery!Thank you Dr. Franko and his staff for their Excellence Services!I definitely will recommend anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis! Please see Dr. Orrin Franko asap!
I was pleasantly surprised to meet Dr. Franko who came out to the waiting room to greet me on my first visit. I went in to see him because of excruciating pain in my left wrist. After clearly explaining my choices for correcting the DeQuervaine Syndrome, he gave me a cortisone shot and I left his office with no pain. He explained what would happen next and told me to come back if I felt any discomfort again. I would recommend Dr. Franko to anyone who needs hand pain relief. He is an awesome doctor!
Dr.Franko was the doctor i was referred too and let me say from the first time i met him he was awesome and was trying to fix my problem with my carpal tunnel on both hands ASAP! I got my surgery done on July,19,2017 and he was very professional as well as his staff i fully recommend him i’m very thankful to him and his team for the great work and the awesome service i’m three weeks since my surgery and i feel great got full motion and function of my wrist hands and fingers.!