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Orthopedic surgeons are medical doctors. That means they have completed 4 years of medical school, \na 5-6 year residency in orthopedic surgery, and another year of subspecialty fellowship\ntraining (e.g. ankle and foot training) Orthopedic surgeons have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the entire body, and how overall health impacts the foot and ankle, and vice versa.They are qualified to take on more complex levels of problems\nPodiatrist: Podiatrists are not medical doctors, but attend podiatry school and complete a residency While the orthopedic surgeon can treat all bones, joints and soft tissues of the body, the podiatrist focuses specifically on the foot and ankle. From day one of podiatric medical school and through residency, their emphasis is on this area.\n\nPodiatrists manage the bones, soft tissues and joints of the foot and ankle, but also the\ndermatology and mechanics of the area.\n\n\nAddress: 3237 North Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314\nWebsite: http://prescottazorthopedics.com/\nPhone : (928) 772-5320 \nFax : (928) 772-5319\nOur office is closed during most major holidays.\nMonday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm\nFriday: 7am – 3pm\nWeekends: Closed

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orthopedic surgeon prescott az

Orthopedic surgeon Prescott AZ

Choosing between a Podiatrist or Orthopedic Surgeon The foot is one of

the most complex parts of the skeletal system. With 26 bones, 33

joints, and 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, the foot is home to

about 25% of all bones in the human at Orthopedic surgeon Prescott AZ

Body! If you have a problem with your foot or ankle, you may be

wondering who you should see. Both podiatrists and orthopedic

surgeons specialize in the foot and ankle. So what’s the difference

between them, and how do you determine which doctor is most

qualified to help?

first let s break down the basics what

First, let’s break down the basics. What’s the difference?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are medical doctors. That

means they have completed 4 years of medical School, a 5-6 year

residency in orthopedic surgery, and another year of subspecialty

fellowship training (Orthopedic specialist Prescott AZ) Orthopedic

surgeons have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the

entire body, and how overall health impacts the foot and ankle, and

vice versa They are qualified to take on more complex levels of

problems Podiatrist:

Podiatrists are not medical doctors, but attend podiatry school and

complete a residency while the orthopedic surgeon can treat all bones,

joints and soft tissues of the body; the podiatrist focuses specifically on

the foot and ankle. From day one of podiatric medical school and

through residency, their emphasis is on this area. Podiatrists manage

the bones, soft tissues and joints of the foot and ankle, but also the

dermatology and mechanics of the area.

how to choose

How to Choose?

Who you choose to see will depend on your condition. In

theory, both specialists should be trained with similar principles

and utilize the same equipment to accomplish the repair.

However, in general, when it comes to specific treatments of

Orthopedic the foot and ankle, it may be best to first consult

with a podiatrist. Podiatrists are more highly specialized in

treating this particular area, whereas the general orthopedist

also focuses on managing the hips,

knees and shoulders some of the conditions more

knees and shoulders. Some of the conditions more commonly

treated by podiatrists include:

Ingrown toenails

Calluses

Fallen arches

Heel spurs

Deformities of the feet

Common foot and ankle injuries

Foot problems related to diabetes and other chronic illnesses

Orthopedic surgeons can treat all of the above, but are trained

to manage a wider spectrum of problems involving the entire

skeletal system, and muscles, tendons, and tissues of the legs

and arms. Orthopedic surgeon Prescott AZ localized problems

of the foot or ankle, it might not be necessary to see an

orthopedic surgeon.

Both podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons are qualified to treat

foot and ankle conditions, surgically and non-surgically. In

general, the best bet is to choose the doctor you feel the most

comfortable with, or who has the most experience treating

your particular condition.

contract with us

Contract with Us:

Address :3237 North Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Website :http://prescottazorthopedics.com/

Phone : (928) 772-5320

Fax : (928) 772-5319

Our office is closed during most major holidays.

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm

Friday: 7am – 3pm

Weekends: Closed