There are two types of physicians that can perform surgery of the foot and ankle. The podiatric physicians at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care attended 4 years of undergraduate education, 4 years of podiatric medical school and 3 years of extensive elective, limb salvage and trauma surgical residency training. We have focused on the foot from the first day of podiatric medical school.
Orthopedic foot and ankle physicians complete 4 years of undergraduate training, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general orthopedic surgery and only 1 year of dedicated foot and ankle surgery training.
Elective foot and ankle surgery include painful conditions that are not critical or life threatening. These conditions range from bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, to soft tissue mass removals.
Limb salvage includes incision and drainage, amputations, and aggressive wound debridement and application of grafts. No matter the surgical foot and ankle need, our team at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care has got you covered.