Foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons are medical doctors who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle. OrthoSouth foot and ankle surgeons have completed five years of orthopedic surgical residency training, and most have completed additional fellowship training dedicated to treatment of foot and ankle disorders.
To view additional board-certified orthopedic physicians who are qualified to handle a range of foot and ankle issues, visit our provider page.
We use many tests to evaluate the foot and ankle. In the office, we routinely employee x-ray which gives a great 2-dimensional view of the bones. When a 3-dimensional perspective is needed, we will order advanced imaging. MRI gives specific detail to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. CT gives better resolution to the bones and bony alignment of the joints. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies evaluate nerve issues. PET scans are a special CT scan for tumor evaluation among other things.
Please review the videos below for more information about each of these tests.