1. Expertise in whole body health
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons include both medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathy (DOs). With their expertise in whole body health, they treat foot and ankle problems within the context of all your health needs.
2. Skillful and devoted to the field
Foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons complete a minimum of 14 years of training, including medical school, an orthopedic surgery residency, and a foot and ankle fellowship. You can trust that your foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon is both skillful and devoted to the field.
3. Believe in lifelong learning
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons believe in lifelong learning. They complete continuing medical education every year with one goal in mind—to deliver the best possible care for their patients.
4. Treat patients of all ages
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons treat patients of all ages. They understand everything from developmental problems in babies to conditions that tend to occur later in life. No matter what your problem is, a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon is the best healthcare provider to address it.
5. Treat the full spectrum
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons don’t just operate—they treat the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical foot and ankle issues. If you’re experiencing pain, foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are your go-to experts.
This patient education campaign is sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Dr. Dominic Carreira is an active member of the AOFAS.