Originally Posted by coldinboston
I dont want to have a big public profile here so i am not really going to get into details but i do have a working knowledge of orthopedics.
By tibia ankle i assume you mean lateral/medial malleolar (ankle fxs) or are you allowed to do tibial nails, tibial plateaus etc... without an MD being the primary surgeon. I only ask bc some states are more liberal than others in their restrictions, MA being very restrictive (i.e dpms cant even do ankle scopes).
Just tell me you dont do Subtalar arthroereisis? So i can go back to work in piece.
Anyways do what makes you happy, YOLO as they say
of course, but yes I also do nails, etc. I actually have an IM nail this Thursday! No regular MD Ortho involved. Yes we have a very liberal scope here so I was trained in all of it, plus I trained under MD oath's through out all of med school. Not just on foot/ankle either, but general ortho. I just can't do those cases not in the LE on my own, of course. Well I guess I could but not in the legal scope of practice, so I'd only help if a colleague needed a set of able hands.
Wow they can't do scopes? What a shame.
haha. I won't even comment on arthroeresis. They are way to controversial at this point, but I have to say that I did help with a few as a med student and saw some amazing results.
Thanks and yes it does make me very happy, as I'm sure your work does for you.
But I love working with biomechanics and both orthotic and shoe modifications just as much because the conservative treatment (including custom shoes at times) can make a huge difference in preventing the need for surgery, which is one of the reasons I got so into last design.