American Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons AAOFAS
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
6300 N. River Road, Suite 510
Rosemont, IL 60018
or 847-698-4654 (outside US)
THE ORTHOPAEDIC DISTINCTION
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. They perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons work with physicians of many other specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, vascular surgery, endocrinology, radiology, anesthesiology, and others. Medical school curriculum and post-graduate training provides the solid clinical background necessary to recognize medical problems, admit patients to a hospital when necessary, and contribute significantly to the coordination of care appropriate for each patient.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society whose members are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgical and medical treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.
Not everyone in the field of foot care health has met the same standards or possesses the same qualifications. Members of the AOFAS:
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is proud of the many accomplishments made possible by the generosity of individual and corporate contributors to the Outreach & Education Fund (OEF). Their financial support has made it possible for the Society to continue its vision in education, research, and humanitarian service. The OEF is a separate 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the AOFAS.
For more information, contact Lousanne (Zan) Lofgren, CAE, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-384-4377.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society AOFAS,
Advanced Foot and Ankle Course,
Philadelphia, PA USA
Apr 22 - 24 2010