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.
- 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
- Diabetic foot care
- Foot and ankle trauma
- Foreign body injuries
- Fracture repair
- Heel pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail fungus
- Sports injuries
- Tendon disorders