Track: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery


Foot and ankle surgery is a specialized field within orthopedics dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating conditions affecting the lower extremities. Recent advancements in foot and ankle surgery have transformed treatment approaches, offering patients enhanced outcomes, reduced recovery times, and improved quality of life. One significant development is the widespread adoption of minimally invasive techniques, allowing surgeons to perform intricate procedures with smaller incisions, decreased soft tissue trauma, and faster healing. These techniques are particularly beneficial for conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, and ankle instability. Additionally, advancements in imaging technology, such as MRI and CT scans, enable precise preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation, ensuring optimal surgical outcomes. The emergence of regenerative medicine therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, offers promising alternatives for promoting tissue healing and regeneration in conditions like arthritis and tendonitis. Moreover, collaborative efforts between foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals ensure comprehensive care tailored to each patient's needs. As research and technology continue to advance, the future of foot and ankle surgery holds promise for further improving outcomes and restoring function for individuals with lower extremity conditions.

·        Anatomy and Evaluation
·        Trauma
·        Degenerative Conditions
·        Neurologic Conditions

Related Societies: New Zealand Knee and Sports Surgery Society | New Zealand Orthopaedic Association | Nicaraguan Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology | Nigerian Orthopaedic Association | Nordic Orthopaedic Federation | Norwegian Orthopedic Association | Orthopaedic Research Society | Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association | Panamanian Arthroscopy Association | Paraguayan Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology