Foot and ankle surgery is a specialized branch of orthopaedic surgery which deals with various foot pathologies. Diagnosing foot and ankle ailments requires specialized training and the surgeon needs to be well versed with the anatomy and biomechanics of the human foot. More often than not foot problems go undiagnosed leading to a lot of morbidity on the part of the patient. Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages. As a specialised Ankle and Foot Surgeon working with Apollo Gleneagles, Kolkata my goal is to provide comprehensive foot and ankle care and to increase awareness about foot problems. Hence the initiative to launch a dedicated foot and ankle surgery website.
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Dr. Kushal Nag, Podiatrist in Kolkata. Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicinedevoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot & ankle.
The term podiatry came into use in the early 20th century in the United States and is now used worldwide, including countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia.
The professional care of feet was in existence in ancient Egypt as evidenced by bas-relief carvings at the entrance pharaoh’s tomb dating from about 2400 BC, where work on hands and feet is depicted.Read More