Over 2,000 national and international podiatric physicians and their assistants will be attending 3 ½ days of education on leading edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the foot and ankle.
Dr. John Grady, Scientific Chair states, “This year’s program brings to Chicago for the first time some of the most well-known foot and ankle surgeons and caregivers in the world…Hans Zwipp, MD, is the most experienced foot and ankle trauma surgeon in Europe…Robert Anderson, MD who is the most well-known sports orthopedist in this country is discussing the controversy of utilizing injections in sports and along with new ideas in rehabilitation from Europe, like spiral dynamics …We have continued newer ideas brought to the Midwest last year like nerve transplants in both lectures by Dr. Ivan Ducic and workshops where qualified surgeons can develop skills in this exciting new technique. No conference in Foot and Ankle in this country has the amount of new and innovative ideas than will be presented at the 2018 MPC.”
American health care is increasingly requiring the skills of podiatric physicians as they play a critical role in treating lower extremity complications related to diabetes and obesity. As part of the medical team, podiatrist can help to prevent many of the consequences of local and systemic diseases. Recognizing the expertise of podiatric physicians, medical specialists routinely refer patients to podiatric physicians. Additionally, podiatric physicians have been successful in assessing and anticipating the health care needs of the public in relation to patient safety and cost and efficiency. To find a podiatric doctor in your area contact your State podiatric medical association. In Illinois, the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association provides an online search for locating a doctor in your area. Their website is IPMA (http://www.ipma.net/search/custom.asp?id=2372) or call 888-869-3338.