Re: Podiatrist or orthopaedist???
Posted by Gina on 1/20/99
I vote for the orthopod., especially one specializing in foot and ankle. Much more knowledgeable than a podiatrist. My podiatrist couldn't figure out how to get me a night splint after I suggested one; the ortho guy made it for me in the office! Also feel, after seeing both types of doctors, that podiatrists are much more optimistic about surgery and more eager to perform it. The ortho guys take surgery much more seriously. The best one told me, "I'd put up with a lot of pain before I'd let someone perform this procedure on my foot." I think that's a fair assessmetn of surgery!
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