Podiatric surgery


The surgical specialty used to treat conditions and deformities of the feet such as tendon, heel and hammer toe surgery.

Alternative labels

feet and ankle surgery
podiatric therapy
foot and ankle operations
foot and ankle surgeries
surgical speciality of feet treatment
podiatric surgical procedure
foot and ankle surgical procedure
foot and ankle surgery
foot and ankle operation
podiatric operation

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Podiatric surgery is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Podiatry assistant: Podiatry assistants help the podiatrist by carrying out supportive tasks such as assisting in diagnosing and treating the disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet, advising people on foot care techniques and the importance of foot care for promoting better mobility and general well-being. They also perform small tasks such as cutting toe nails, applying plasters and general clerical duties.

Optional knowledge

Podiatric surgery is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Podiatrist: Podiatrists are foot specialists who study foot physiology and pathology from a structural and functional standpoint. They assess, diagnose, and treat physical, sporting injuries, rehabilitation, medical and surgical problems of the foot and lower limb in their clinical practice. Podiatrists are active outside the clinical environment in research, medico-legal, and forensic activities. Podiatrists act within the scope of their podiatry training, experience, and regulating authority of their member country.




  1. Podiatric surgery – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022