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Foot MDs at 3 major NYC hospitals won't attempt repair of ext. retinaculum but podiatrist will. Do podiatrists do more nonroutine surgery than MDs?

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Different training

Orthopedic Surgeons and podiatrists have different training.
Orthopedic Surgeons are MDs or DO go through the traditional medical and surgical training, podiatrists have a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, DPM. The decisions to operate or not is based on experience and training of the individual. It is important to understand the problem and the available options including risk and benefits of each.

In brief: Different training

Orthopedic Surgeons and podiatrists have different training.
Orthopedic Surgeons are MDs or DO go through the traditional medical and surgical training, podiatrists have a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, DPM. The decisions to operate or not is based on experience and training of the individual. It is important to understand the problem and the available options including risk and benefits of each.
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