ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have you ever wondered what role an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist might play in your family's healthcare? Now you have a chance to hear from these specialists themselves in a new video from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).
With the help of six AOFAS members, the newly released video "Who are Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialists?" asks and answers key questions to help you understand how they can care for you and your foot or ankle problem. They address these questions and more:
- What conditions do orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists treat?
- What medical training do they have?
- How do they choose treatments for foot or ankle conditions?
- Why is their medical school training important?
These orthopaedic specialists are trained to care for all types of non-surgical problems, such as plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains. They can offer advice about shoewear and shoe modifications to help your foot problem. And of course they can do complex procedures such as total ankle replacements. As one member featured in the video says, "Anything you can imagine that involves your ability to walk and get around, we'll take care of."
Plus, these doctors with medical school training know how to evaluate your foot or ankle problem in light of your overall health, and they can treat you as a whole person. So if you're dealing with a foot or ankle problem and don't know where to turn, check out this video and then visit the AOFAS find-a-physician tool to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist near you.
About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic specialists and other healthcare providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialists
Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
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