News Center

Welcome to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) online newsroom. Explore the press releases below to learn more about advances in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery and the contributions of AOFAS members to quality patient care.
 
Looking for story ideas? Need a spokesperson to discuss foot or ankle trauma, sports injuries or reconstructive surgeries? The AOFAS is your source for all things foot and ankle.
 
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 220
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975
(847) 698-4654
aofasinfo@aofas.org
 
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About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. It creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government, industry and the national and international health care community.​

About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle 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. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. They perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons work with physicians of many other specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, vascular surgery, endocrinology, radiology, anesthesiology, and others. Medical school curriculum and post-graduate training provides the solid clinical background necessary to recognize medical problems, admit patients to a hospital when necessary, and contribute significantly to the coordination of care appropriate for each patient.