Podiatry is a branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A podiatrist (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM) is a specialist who is qualified by education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists can further specialize in areas of podiatry such as: surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, primary care or biomechanics (the study of the way the muscles, bones and joints in the foot, ankle and lower leg work together in the actions of impact absorption and propulsion).
A Full Range of Podiatry Services at North Shore-LIJ Hospitals and Facilities
North Shore-LIJ Health System's Podiatry Services provides patients with excellence in both the ambulatory and hospital environments. All aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery are represented, from reconstructive foot surgery to diabetic limb preservation. Through our multidisciplinary services, our patients receive expert care from our staff of experienced and qualified podiatrists who provide a wide range of podiatric surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and prosthetic treatments.
The Section of Podiatry Services within the Division of Vascular Surgery performs podiatric procedures with diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions related to the foot and ankle, including reconstructive and elective foot surgery; wound care of the diabetic foot, and limb preservation.