Orthopaedic surgeons are specialized medical practitioners who have undergone extended training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. They have undergone a university and hospital based medical degree to become a qualified medical practitioner before proceeding into a surgical career.
Orthopaedic surgeons undergo their surgical training within the public and private hospital system, gaining a broad experience in medical and surgical conditions focusing on musculoskeletal treatments. In undergoing hospital based training, orthopaedic surgeons gain exposure to other surgical specialities as part of patient care. They are involved in the management of patients suffering from acute or chronic conditions, as well as the management of complications following injury or treatment. This is a difference when compared to other non medically trained practitioners involved in the care of your feet.