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ortho vs pod

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by anxietypeaker, 11.21.05.

  1. anxietypeaker

    anxietypeaker Senior Member

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    are there any surgical procedures that orthos do that pod dont (or vice versa) on the foot/ankle?

    Also, how has the relationship been b/t orthos and dpms in group practice? Is there reciprocal respect? How about raises in salary/surgical procedures over time?

    thanks everyone
  2. diabeticfootdr

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    are there any surgical procedures that orthos do that pod dont (or vice versa) on the foot/ankle?

    There seem to be a lot of questions like this. The answer is NO. A DPM is a licensed INDEPENDENT surgeon of the foot and ankle (state dependent). In fact, it is just the opposite, the DPM has a wider variety of procedures they perform on the foot and ankle.

    Also, how has the relationship been b/t orthos and dpms in group practice? Is there reciprocal respect? How about raises in salary/surgical procedures over time?

    I see DPMs that are not respected, but they are schmucks and don't deserve any respect. Then I see DPMs that have a great deal of respect. They are articulate, well-read, and personable.
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    jonwill SDN Senior Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I was actually just talking with an orthopod yesterday. It is only a matter of time before orthopod's don't do any foot or ankle. Foot & Ankle fellowships sit empty every year for various reasons. We came to the conclusion that there are three main reasons: 1) They are becoming well aware of our training as foot and ankle specialists and 2) They have a lot of other parts of the body to worry about, most of which are more profitable and 3) Ortho residency is already 5 years. None of them want to go another year when there is already a specialty out there to deal with the foot.

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