Definitions for podiatrypəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
po•di•a•trypəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ-(n.)
the care of the human foot, esp. the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
Origin of podiatry:
1910–15; pod - + -iatry
the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. The term podiatry came into use in the early 20th century in the United States and is now used worldwide with countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. The training of podiatric physicians includes human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, sociological and psychological perspectives, general medicine, surgery and pharmacology; this is similar to the training of a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Specialist podiatric physicians are podiatrists with additional postgraduate training or fellowship training and experience in the specialized field. Within the field of podiatry, US trained podiatric physicians rotate through major areas of medicine gaining exposure and practice to areas including but not limited to: surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, internal medicine, diabetes, vascular, neurological, pediatrics, dermatological, orthopedics, or primary care.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders and injuries and anatomic defects of the foot.
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