Find an Orthopedic Surgeon
Ankle surgery is a specialized surgery which should only be preformed by a fully qualified orthopedic surgeon.
What is an Orthopedic Surgeon
An orthopedic surgeon, or orthopaedic surgeon,
is a surgeon who is educated and trained in the particular diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries from the musculoskeletal system. The number of treatments done by orthopedists can be enormous. It can cover everything from traction to amputation, hand reconstruction to spinal fusion as well as joint replacements. They also take care of broken bones, strains and sprains, as well as dislocations. Some specific procedures done simply by orthopedic surgeons including arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgical procedure, bone grafting, fasciotomy, fracture fix, kneecap removal, and traction.
Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon
With ankle surgery being a specialized field, choosing a surgeon is a very important step in obtaining proper treatment, this is made more difficult as not all surgeons preform ankle surgery, with most surgeons specializing in hip and knee surgery. When choosing a surgeon patients should inquire if they are "board certified" by their accrediting medical body, in Australia that body is the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. This lack of specializing surgeons can make it difficult to find an surgeon in your area, leading to a great deal of time spent on searching the internet and making phone calls before finally finding a surgeon who can help you with your ankle problem.
In an effort to make it easier for you to find a Orthopedic Surgeon in your state we have compiled a list of surgeons who specialize in ankle surgery. By either clicking on the map below or selecting your state from the side menu you will find a list of registered surgeons who can help diagnose and treat your ankle problems.
If you are interested in reading more about the different types of ankle surgery's preformed by an orthopedic surgeon please click the link.