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, as well as additional fellowship training.
New in Fall 2022 – Podiatry specialist Dr. Tex Song has joined the foot and ankle team, expanding the capabilities of the team to include non-orthopedic injuries such as diabetes-related wounds, bunion correction, and more.
To view additional board-certified orthopedic physicians who are qualified to handle a range of foot and ankle issues, visit our provider page.
Our physicians treat foot and ankle injuries at a number of clinic locations across the Mid-South:
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.
For additional information about foot and ankle conditions, please visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s patient education site.