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What is a Foot/Ankle Surgeon

Foot and Ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.  



  • 4 Years of Undergraduate Studies

  • 4 Years of Podiatric Medicine School

  • Surgical Residency Training (3-4 years)

  • Advanced Fellowship Training (1-2 years)

  • Board Certification Process


Foot and Ankle Surgeons are trained to treat all disorders of the foot and ankle, both surgical and non-surgical. One is also trained to understand the rather complex connections between the foot and ankle and the human body.


Common Lower Extremity Education:

  • Exercise and Shoe Gear

  • Diabetic Foot Conditions

  • Arthritic Conditions

  • Heel Pain

  • Flat Feet

  • Achilles Tendon Disorders

  • Trauma and Fractures

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Sports Injuries

  • Pediatric Deformities

  • Infections

  • Hammertoes

  • Orthotics & Bracing


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