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Ariel Palanca


Palanca, MD

  • Specialties:
  • Languages:
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Phone:
  • (858) 485-0050
  • (760) 743-4789
  • Locations:
    • 15611 Pomerado Road, Suite 525
      Poway, CA  92064
    • 1955 Citracado Parkway Suite 200
      Escondido, CA  92029
  • Medical Degree:
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency:
  • Stanford University Medical School
  • Fellowship:
  • AOTrauma, Flinders Medical Center, Adelaide, Australia
  • Internship:
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Oakland Bone & Joint Specialists

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Dr. Palanca received her undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School. She subsequently completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Palanca is dual fellowship trained in both Trauma (AOTrauma Fellowship - Flinders Medical Center, Adelaide, Australia) and Foot & Ankle specialities (Oakland Bone & Joint Specialists, Roger Mann M.D. - Oakland, California).

She served as an Assistant Professor at Stanford University Medical Center in the Foot & Ankle Division until she joined the team at Arch Health Medical Group in Poway and Escondido, California. She specializes in injuries to the lower extremity, sports related injuries, and is trained in minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy and ankle replacement.

Dr. Palanca annually serves in global humanitarian aid locations and has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Palanca speaks English and Spanish. 

Peer reviewed publications:

  1. Biomechanical Study of a Multifilament Stainless Steel Cable Crimp System Versus a Multistrand Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Polyester Suture Krackow Technique for Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair. Nguyen TP, Keyt LK, Herfat S, Gordon L, Palanca A. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jan - Feb;59(1):86-90. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2019.01.022. PMID: 31882153
  2. Patient Preferences for Shared Decision Making: Not All Decisions Should Be Shared. E Lindsay S, Alokozai A, Eppler SL, Fox P, Curtin C, Gardner M, Avedian R, Palanca A, Abrams GD, Cheng I, Kamal RN; VOICES Health Policy Research Investigators:. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Sep 25. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00146. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31567900
  3. Ankle joint contact loads and displacement in syndesmosis injuries repaired with Tightropes compared to screw fixation in a static model. Pang EQ, Bedigrew K, Palanca A, Behn AW, Hunt KJ, Chou L. Injury. 2019 Nov;50(11):1901-1907. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.09.012. Epub 2019 Sep 9. PMID: 31547966
  4. Design Rationale for Total Ankle Arthroplasty Systems: An Update. Gross CE, Palanca AA, DeOrio JK. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 May 15;26(10):353-359. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00715. Review. PMID: 29688960
  5. Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement: 15-Year Follow-up. Palanca A, Mann RA, Mann JA, Haskell A. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Feb;39(2):135-142. doi: 10.1177/1071100717738747. PMID: 29389250
  6. Clarification of the History and Use of the STAR Prosthesis™. Mann RA, Palanca AA. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec;54(6):1213. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2015.08.020. No abstract available. PMID: 26515880
  7. Letter Regarding: Survival Analysis of the Single- and Double-Coated STAR Ankle up to 20 Years: Long-term Follow-up of 324 Cases From the Swedish Ankle Registry. Mann RA, Coughlin M, Palanca AA. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Oct;36(10):1161. doi: 10.1177/1071100715609056. No abstract available. PMID: 26429896
  8. The Effects of Limb Elevation on Muscle Oxygen Saturation: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study in Humans. Palanca AA, Yang A, Bishop JA. PM R. 2016 Mar;8(3):221-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.07.015. Epub 2015 Aug 7. PMID: 26261022
  9. Antirotation pins improve stability of the compress limb salvage implant: a biomechanical study. Avedian RS, Chen T, Lindsey D, Palanca A, Mohler D. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec;472(12):3982-6. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3899-9. Epub 2014 Sep 11. PMID: 25209342
  10. Correlation of intra-articular ankle pathology with cytokine biomarkers and matrix degradation products. San Giovanni TP, Golish SR, Palanca A, Hanna LS, Scuderi GJ. Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Aug;33(8):627-31. PMID: 22995228
  11. Assessment of compromised fracture healing. Bishop JA, Palanca AA, Bellino MJ, Lowenberg DW. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 May;20(5):273-82. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-05-273. Review. PMID: 22553099
  12. Targeted knockout of BRG1 potentiates lung cancer development. Glaros S, Cirrincione GM, Palanca A, Metzger D, Reisman D. Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;68(10):3689-96. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-07-6652. PMID: 18483251
  13. Outcomes of posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation in patients with continuous intrathecal baclofen infusion pumps. Caird MS, Palanca AA, Garton H, Hensinger RN, Ayyangar RN, Drongowski A, Farley FA. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Feb 15;33(4):E94-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181642aae. PMID: 18277862

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