Orthopedic surgeons are surgeons that specialize in the diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of disorders and injuries of the joints, bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Podiatric surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders and injuries related specifically to the feet and ankles. Dr. Anthony Benenati, Dr. Neil Shaw, and Dr. Philip Watkins are podiatrists with surgical training at Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb MI.
Podiatrist vs. Orthopedic Surgeon
An orthopedic surgeon St. Clair Shores specialist has a broader understanding of all the bones, joints, and connective tissue throughout the human body. If you are having a problem with your feet or ankles, you should consult a podiatrist. Because podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle conditions, they have a deeper understanding of what can cause these problems and the best type of treatment to provide.
Whom do Podiatrists Treat?
Unlike an Orthopedic surgeon St. Clair Shores specialist, a podiatrist can only treat disorders of the foot and ankle, though they are qualified to treat them conservatively and surgically. If possible, a podiatrist will usually try conservative treatments before using a more invasive surgical treatment. Surgery is only used when other approaches have not been successful. Unlike the podiatrists at Macomb, St. Clair Shores, and Warren MI Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers, not all podiatrists are surgically trained. Drs. Benenati, Shaw, Watkins have all completed extensive surgical training in the latest techniques for complicated reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries.
If you are looking for a podiatrist or you would like to find out more about foot surgery, you can reach Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers at their St. Clair Shores office at (586) 779-6140, at their Warren office at (586) 756-3338, and at their Macomb office at (586) 416-3668 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Anthony Benenati, Dr. Neil Shaw, and Dr. Philip Watkins are here for you.