Podiatric surgeon ‘loophole’ putting patients at risk

They can operate on feet and ankles but their title could mislead with 'potentially dangerous' results: AMA

The AMA is calling for a ban on podiatrists calling themselves a ‘surgeon’ — warning patients could be misled into believing they are being operated on by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Podiatric surgeons are podiatrists who are allowed to perform procedures such as hallux valgus corrections and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, despite not having a medical degree