Surgically Treating Feet and Ankles in Lumberton, Laurinburg and Fayetteville
Within podiatry there are many different specialties. One of these specialties is foot and ankle surgery, which deals with diagnosing, preventing and treating a wide variety of ailments that plague feet and ankles. Foot and ankle surgeons study for four years in college, followed by four more years in a podiatry-specific medical school and finish with three or four years in a surgical residency program. In comparison, to get a degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, you need a degree in podiatric medicine, in addition to a three- to four-year residency with training focused specifically on foot and ankle surgery.