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. Hip and Knee surgeon is a specialist who treat of knee and hip disorders includes sports injuries, fractures as well as degenerative conditions affecting the hip and the knee. Hip and Knee consultants are experts in the fields of complex revision hip surgery, hip fracture repairs and the fixation of pelvic and acetabular fractures, in the treatment of sports knee injuries and complex revision knee surgery. Hip and Knee surgeon offer a comprehensive range of specialist surgical interventions, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal and joint-surface (chondral) repairs, knee-realignment procedures (osteotomies), along with treatments for patellar instability and anterior knee pain. 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.