Up to one-third of the U.S. population experiences foot or ankle pain at some point in their life, so most people have heard of a podiatrist. However, did you know that orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors also specialize in foot and ankle procedures?
There are 26 bones in the foot and ankle, along with muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Fellowship-trained specialists understand foot and ankle issues, both acute and chronic. Doctors look at treating these conditions, both surgically and non-surgically.
Foot and ankle doctors often complete repairs on feet and ankle injuries due to sports or trauma. The orthopaedic doctors complete an additional year of postgraduate residency training for advanced foot and ankle reconstruction. The surgeons use the most advanced knowledge, technology, and treatment methods for superior outcomes.
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