Take A New Look at Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Man's hand massaging a foot. Man with painful and inflamed gout on his foot around the big toe area.

With more education and training specific to the foot and ankle than any other healthcare provider, foot & ankle surgeons are the leading experts in foot and ankle care today.

Unmatched Education & Training

  • Four years at a postgraduate podiatric medical school to earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree.
  • Minimum three-year foot and ankle surgical residency program approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
  • Fellowship in areas like reconstructive surgery, deformity correction, and sports medicine.

Certification Matters

  • Board-certified by an independent certifying agency, the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, in foot surgery and/or reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery.
  • Only board-certified Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) are distinguished with the credentials of FACFAS and Associate members are board-qualified with AACFAS credentials.

Collaboration Is Key

  • Regularly collaborate on multidisciplinary teams in both in-patient and out-patient settings.
  • Experts in chronic conditions like diabetes, infections, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis, that affect lower extremities.

Did You Know?

Foot & ankle surgeons diagnose and treat all conditions of the lower extremities including:

  • Amputation prevention
  • Ankle and foot arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Bone infections
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Foreign body injuries
  • Fracture repair
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail fungus
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathy
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon disorders
  • Warts

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