Loretta Chou, MD

Foot and ankle surgeon

Orthopaedic Trauma Service

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Center for Marfan Syndrome

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-8246
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Foot and Ankle Services

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Professional Education

Internship: UCI Medical Center (1987) CA

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1995)

Fellowship: Roger Mann Foot and Ankle Surgery (1993) CA

Fellowship: Inselspital (1992) Switzerland

Residency: Howard University Hospital (1992) DC

Medical Education: UCI College of Medicine (1986) CA

Locked Versus Nonlocked Plate Fixation for First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Investigation
Hunt, K. J., Barr, C. R., Lindsey, D. P., & Chou, L. B. (2012). Locked Versus Nonlocked Plate Fixation for First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Investigation. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 33(11), 984-990.

Increased Breast Cancer Prevalence Among Female Orthopedic Surgeons
Chou, L. B., Chandran, S., Harris, A. Hs., Tung, J., & Butler, L. M. (2012). Increased Breast Cancer Prevalence Among Female Orthopedic Surgeons. JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH, 21(6), 683-689.

Supercharged Free Fibula for Complex Ankle Arthrodesis A Case Report
Fox, P. M., Chou, L., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Supercharged Free Fibula for Complex Ankle Arthrodesis A Case Report. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 342-345.

Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Effect of Defect Size and Plantarflexion Angle on Ankle Joint Stresses
Hunt, K. J., Lee, A. T., Lindsey, D. P., Slikker, W., & Chou, L. B. (2012). Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Effect of Defect Size and Plantarflexion Angle on Ankle Joint Stresses. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(4), 895-901.

Current Concepts Review: Intra-Articular Fractures of the Calcaneus
Epstein, N., Chandran, S., & Chou, L. (2012). Current Concepts Review: Intra-Articular Fractures of the Calcaneus. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 33(1), 79-86.

Influence of Stretching and Warm-Up on Achilles Tendon Material Properties
Park, D. Y., Rubenson, J., Carr, A., Mattson, J., Besier, T., & Chou, L. B. (2011). Influence of Stretching and Warm-Up on Achilles Tendon Material Properties. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 32(4), 407-413.

Biomechanical Comparison of Blade Plate and Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis
Lee, A. T., Sundberg, E. B., Lindsey, D. P., Harris, A. Hs., & Chou, L. B. (2010). Biomechanical Comparison of Blade Plate and Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 31(2), 164-171.

Prevalence of Cancer in Female Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States
Chou, L. B., Cox, C. A., Tung, J. J., Harris, A. Hs., Brooks-Terrell, D., & Sieh, W. (2010). Prevalence of Cancer in Female Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 92A(1), 240-244.

Tumors of the Foot and Ankle: Experience with 153 Cases
Chou, L. B., Ho, Y. Y., & Malawer, M. M. (2009). Tumors of the Foot and Ankle: Experience with 153 Cases. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 30(9), 836-841.

Current Concept Review: Perioperative Soft Tissue Management for Foot and Ankle Fractures
Chou, L. B., & Lee, D. C. (2009). Current Concept Review: Perioperative Soft Tissue Management for Foot and Ankle Fractures. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 30(1), 84-90.

Postoperative Pain Following Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Prospective Study
Chou, L. B., Wagner, D., Witten, D. M., Martinez-Diaz, G. J., Brook, N. S., & Carroll, I. R. (2008). Postoperative Pain Following Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Prospective Study. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 29(11), 1063-1068.

Variation of nerve to flexor hallucis brevis
Chou, L. B., Choi, L. E., Ramachandra, T., & Ma, G. (2008). Variation of nerve to flexor hallucis brevis. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 29(10), 1042-1044.

Biomechanical comparison of the simple running and cross-stitch epitenon sutures in Achilles tendon repairs
Shepard, M. E., Lindsey, D. P., & Chou, L. B. (2008). Biomechanical comparison of the simple running and cross-stitch epitenon sutures in Achilles tendon repairs. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 29(5), 513-517.

Osteoarthritis of the ankle: The role of arthroplasty
Chou, L. B., Coughlin, M. T., Hansen, S., Haskell, A., Lundeen, G., & Mann, R. A. (2008). Osteoarthritis of the ankle: The role of arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, 16(5), 249-259.

Secretan's disease of the foot: A case report and review
Abnousi, F., & Chou, L. B. (2008). Secretan's disease of the foot: A case report and review. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 29(2), 248-250.

Current concepts review: Venous thromboembolic disease in foot and ankle surgery
Mayle, R. E., DiGiovanni, C. W., Lin, S. S., Tabrizi, P., & Chou, L. B. (2007). Current concepts review: Venous thromboembolic disease in foot and ankle surgery. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 28(11), 1207-1216.

Biomechanical testing of epitenon suture strength in Achilles tendon repairs
Shepard, M. E., Lindsey, D. P., & Chou, L. B. (2007). Biomechanical testing of epitenon suture strength in Achilles tendon repairs. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 28(10), 1074-1077.

Osteosarcoma of the calcaneus treated with prosthetic replacement with twelve years of followup: A case report
Chou, L. B., & Malawer, M. M. (2007). Osteosarcoma of the calcaneus treated with prosthetic replacement with twelve years of followup: A case report. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 28(7), 841-844.

Treatment of severe, painful pes planovalgus deformity with hindfoot arthrodesis and wedge-shaped tricortical allograft
Chou, L. B., & Halligan, B. W. (2007). Treatment of severe, painful pes planovalgus deformity with hindfoot arthrodesis and wedge-shaped tricortical allograft. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 28(5), 569-574.

Stress fracture as a complication of autogenous bone graft harvest from the distal tibia
Chou, L. B., Mann, R. A., Coughlin, M. J., McPeake, W. T., & Mizel, M. S. (2007). Stress fracture as a complication of autogenous bone graft harvest from the distal tibia. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 28(2), 199-201.

Surgical treatment of severe hallux valgus: The state of practice among academic foot and ankle surgeons
Pinney, S. J., Song, K. R., & Chou, L. B. (2006). Surgical treatment of severe hallux valgus: The state of practice among academic foot and ankle surgeons. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 27(12), 1024-1029.

Surgical treatment of mild hallux valgus deformity: The state of practice among academic foot and ankle surgeons
Pinney, S., Song, K., & Chou, L. (2006). Surgical treatment of mild hallux valgus deformity: The state of practice among academic foot and ankle surgeons. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 27(11), 970-973.

Current concepts review: Lisfranc injuries
Desmond, E. A., & Chou, L. B. (2006). Current concepts review: Lisfranc injuries. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 27(8), 653-660.

Synovial sarcoma presenting as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: A report of two cases and review of the literature
Chou, L. B., & Malawer, M. M. (2004). Synovial sarcoma presenting as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: A report of two cases and review of the literature. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 25(11), 810-814.

Functional evaluation of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement
Dyrby, C., Chou, L. B., Andriacchi, T. P., & Mann, R. A. (2004). Functional evaluation of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 25(6), 377-381.

Autologous osteochondral grafting for talar cartilage defects
Al-Shaikh, R. A., Chou, L. B., Mann, J. A., Dreeben, S. M., & Prieskorn, D. (2002). Autologous osteochondral grafting for talar cartilage defects. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 23(5), 381-389.

Intramedullary screw fixation of proximal fifth metatarsal fractures: A biomechanical study
Shah, S. N., Knoblich, G. O., Lindsey, D. P., Kreshak, J., Yerby, S. A., & Chou, L. B. (2001). Intramedullary screw fixation of proximal fifth metatarsal fractures: A biomechanical study. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 22(7), 581-584.

Lateral planter nerve entrapment in a competitive gymnast
Fredericson, M., Standage, S., Chou, L., & Matheson, G. (2001). Lateral planter nerve entrapment in a competitive gymnast. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE, 11(2), 111-114.

Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis
Chou, L. B., Mann, R. A., Yaszay, B., Graves, S. C., McPeake, W. T., & Van Manen, J. W. (2000). Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 21(10), 804-808.

Disorders of the first metatarsophalangeal joint - Diagnosis of great-toe pain
Chou, L. B. (2000). Disorders of the first metatarsophalangeal joint - Diagnosis of great-toe pain. PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE, 28(7), 32-?.

Biplanar chevron osteotomy
Chou, L. E., Mann, R. A., & Casillas, M. M. (1998). Biplanar chevron osteotomy. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 19(9), 579-584.

Prosthetic replacement for intramedullary calcaneal osteosarcoma: A case report
Chou, L. B., Malawer, M. M., Kollender, Y., & Wellborn, C. C. (1998). Prosthetic replacement for intramedullary calcaneal osteosarcoma: A case report. FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 19(6), 411-415.