Education & training
Podiatric surgery is a specialist field of practice within the podiatry profession. Podiatrists are healthcare professionals that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal conditions of the lower limbs and feet. More specifically, they are trained to be doctors of podiatric medicine and can perform surgery, prescribe drugs, and order lab tests. They also treat common foot problems that include ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, foot ulcer treatment, corns, calluses and more. Foot and Ankle surgeon treats the foot, ankle, and connecting parts of the leg. Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon specialises in acute injuries, congenital and acquired disorders and chronic arthritic or overuse conditions of the bones, joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles.