Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Crossways Park Drive, Oyster Bay, NY 11797
"We visited Dr. Koenig after being referred by a general orthopedist Doctor. The visit was for a re-fracture of the 5th metatarsal. My daughter was very comfortable with Dr. Koenig's calm bedside manner. He explained everything to us about the injury and gave us options. We decided upon surgery to fix the fracture and transfer the tendons involved. I can't say enough about the nurses and everyone at the Prohealth surgical center. They were all wonderful. The surgery went well and we were at ease with the process since Dr. Koenig explained it well. The after care has been very positive too. Prompt appointments, never rushed, all questions answered. "
Foot and ankle surgery is the specialty offering medical and surgical care for the foot and ankle. The feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured parts of the body, but foot and ankle surgeons also treat damage due to illness, major trauma, or structural disorders.
Foot and ankle surgeons begin their career by either studying podiatry or orthopedics. Podiatrists study and care for the feet and ankles, while orthopedists study how bones, muscles, and tendons work and help us move. After their initial training, foot and ankle surgeons go on to do a surgical residency for three years, studying specifically how to care for feet and ankles with surgery.
A foot and ankle surgeon may treat conditions including:
Trauma, such as due to a car accident
Surgical management of joints damaged by arthritis
Polydactyly (extra toes)
Tumors of the foot
The care offered by foot and ankle surgeons does not always involve surgery. Depending on the diagnosis, they may recommend non-invasive medical treatments such as rest, ice / heat, casting, bracing, or physical therapy.