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Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Yes: Not sure if you are referring to a repair of a jones fracture or a jones tenosuspension, but a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist both perform the procedures. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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


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How do they do podiatry procedures? In the clinic or hospital?

How do they do podiatry procedures? In the clinic or hospital?

Many outpatient: Depending on the equipment your podiatrist has, many procedures can safely be done out patient, in the clinic. ...Read more

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What are procedures that orthopedic surgeon do that is different from a podiatric surgeon?

Podiatry vs Ortho: An orthopedic surgeon can do procedures above the ankle, including the harvesting of bone graft from the hip, for instance. A podiatrist that has been trained in a surgical setting for at least 2-3 years after podiatry school is usually qualified to perform any surgery in the foot and ankle, including trauma and reconstructive surgery. Training among podiatrists varies, so it is not a given. ...Read more

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My podiatrist popped a large blood blister on my foot 3.5 wk ago. The area is still numb from the procedure and the part she cut to drain is black!

My podiatrist popped a large blood blister on my foot 3.5 wk ago. The area is still numb from the procedure and the part she cut to drain is black!

Go back for follow : Up. All you state is they popped a blister, this would not involve anything put puncturing the roof of the blister which would not cause any residual numbness, so I do not believe the numbness is a result of anything the doctor did. (If that's what they did). The black color may be an eschar or scab like lesion which again may be completely normal and will heal over time o r the doc can clean it ...Read more

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Is there a national body which regulates podiatry?

Board Certification: If you are wondering if podiatrists are board certified. The answer is most of the time; dependent of course on whether the particular provider has actually passed those examinations and whether or not he/she chooses to be board certified. The most widely recognized boards are american board of podiatric surgery and the american board of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: podiatry?

What is the definition or description of: podiatry?

Foot Specialty: 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, ankle and related structures. ...Read more

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What can I expect for my first podiatry appointment?

It all depends : In what you are going in for and how good the doctor is. Give a good history and ask around as to who is good in your area. ...Read more

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I am interested in seeing someone in podiatry and need specialty information?

See the APMA: Podiatry is the study of the foot and ankle. You can get much more information from the apma (american podiatric medical association. ...Read more

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