Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Does Podiatry Foot Surgery Differ From Orthopedic Doctor Foot Surgery

Share
1

1
How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

No difference: With training occuring side by side, podiatrists and foot and ankle ortho learn the same techniques. It is usually a personal preference on whom you want to see. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Payam Rafat
540 doctors shared insights

Podiatry (Definition)

Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ...Read more


2

2
Had foot surgery done and one of my incisions did not close all the way. Doc did I&D and same outcome experience. Could my hypothyroidism be a culprit?

Had foot surgery done and one of my incisions did not close all the way. Doc did I&D and same outcome experience. Could my hypothyroidism be a culprit?

Not thyroid: I wouldn't chalk it up to the thyroid disorder. Some wounds get infected and it just takes a long time to get them healed up. Be patient and follow all the wound care instructions. Good luck ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Had foot surgery 8 months ago. What type of infection can the mitek bone anchor cause? Saw two diff podiatrist (no help). Is mild crps the pain factor

Had foot surgery 8 months ago. What type of infection can the mitek bone anchor cause? Saw two diff podiatrist (no help). Is mild crps the pain factor

Infection?: Any surgery can result in an infection. However, infection 8 months later is rare. Blood work and special bone scans would be needed to make sure if you have an infection or not. Complex regional pain syndrome is very serious and would need professional treatments including physical therapy and medications. Post-op Kidner procedures could benefit from custom orthotics and MLS Laser treatments. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I had foot surgery 8mths ago. Foot constantly hurts esp in the area I have anchori have seen 3 podiatrist. No one has answers. What should I do next?

I had foot surgery 8mths ago. Foot constantly hurts esp in the area I have anchori have seen 3 podiatrist. No one has answers. What should I do next?

Remove the anchor: If the anchor is causing pain due to it backing out or moving, it can be removed. I recommend you return to the surgeon who put the anchor in and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Why is my doctor giving me a spinal block/epidural when i'm about to have foot surgery?

Why is my doctor giving me a spinal block/epidural when i'm about to have foot surgery?

Regional anesthesia: There are different techniques that may be used to anesthetize you for podiatry surgery. The technique chosen will depend on co-morbidities, location of surgery, post operative analgesia and patient request. A spinal or epidural may be used if you will be hospitalized. You may opt for a popliteal block or mayo field block if you are having ambulatory surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Why is my doctor giving me a spinal block/epidural when i'm having foot surgery? Is that normal?

Why is my doctor giving me a spinal block/epidural when i'm having foot surgery? Is that normal?

Spinal for foot: Epidural regional block and spinal anesthesia can be performed for foot surgery. The technique is different. It is either one of another. Usually the combined technique is used for c-section in which spinal is used for the anesthesia during the surgery, and the epidural is used for the pain control after the surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
I had foot surgery a year ago. I still have ankle pain when I walk or run- should I see pain doctor. Are there any treatment options like an injection?

I had foot surgery a year ago. I still have ankle pain when I walk or run- should I see pain doctor. Are there any treatment options like an injection?

See your surgeon: I recommend you see the surgeon who operated on your foot to discuss this concern. There may be other things that can be done including a steroid injection. It really depends on what is causing the pain. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can i walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion : Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Payam Rafat
331 doctors shared insights

Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more