Loretta Chou, MD

Foot and ankle surgeon

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.7 out of 5
197 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Orthopaedic Trauma Service

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Foot and Ankle Services

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
Learn More About the Clinic » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

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

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Felt a little hurried to get out of visit.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I would definitely recommend Dr. Chou to friends and family.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I chose not to have surgery so she arranged for me to see a physical therapist.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Superb care givers, seriously!

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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.

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.

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.

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 orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic surgeons in the United States. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 92(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.

4.7 out of 5
197 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Felt a little hurried to get out of visit.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I would definitely recommend Dr. Chou to friends and family.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I chose not to have surgery so she arranged for me to see a physical therapist.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Superb care givers, seriously!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excellent & efficient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Chou was what I expected at the best facility like Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

She is so good that it's hard to get in for an appointment, waiting 4/5 weeks.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Chou is absolutely brilliant in my opinion. I would recommend her to all.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Nice doctor, very professional.