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What is Podiatric Surgery?

What is Podiatric Surgery?


This is the branch of podiatry that is involved in the complex management of the foot and ankle involving surgery under both local and general anaesthetic. Having undergone undergraduate training and then a comprehensive postgraduate course in both academic and hands on practical training a podiatric surgeon will then work with treating things like bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, infections, osteoarthritis, ankle problems etc. Access to the full variety of imaging techniques is a fundamental part of their assessment and diagnosis. This along with the support of the multi-disciplinary team demonstrates who a podiatric surgeon is part of the wider health economy.


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