Scope of Practice

Conditions falling within the Foot and Ankle surgeon’s scope of practice can be placed under several headings:

STRUCTURAL and MECHANICAL
The average individual will exert several hundred tons of pressure on the feet each day.  The physical results may include:  bunions, flat feet, hammertoes, heel pain, neuromas and arthritis.

TRAUMA-INDUCED INJURIES
Ligament tears, ankle sprains, and fractures of the Foot and Ankle are common both in the Emergency Room and pediatric office.

SKIN AND NAIL CONDITIONS
Fungal infections, ulcers, ingrown nails, hematomas and warts can be uncomfortable and unsightly.

PEDIATRIC FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY
Early signs of problems can frequently be detected in children.

SPORTS INJURIES
Overuse and traumatic injuries are associated with professional, amateur, and weekend athletes.