Find a Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Who are Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic ​Surgeons?

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons 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. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin. 

Education 

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons receive extensive, specialized training including:
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 5 years of accredited graduate medical education (residency training) in orthopaedic surgery
  • 1-2 years advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery
  • Satisfactory completion of the national medical licensing examination
  • Continuing medical education throughout their careers

Selecting a Medical Provider

When selecting a medical provider to care for your feet and ankles, be sure to ask him/her about:
  • Medical school education
  • Accredited residency training
  • Areas of practice specialization
  • Experience in your prescribed treatment (surgical and/or non-surgical)