Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Gordon Bennett
Gordon Bennett, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot care, he provides comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitative services for foot and ankle conditions ranging from the common to the complex by utilizing medical, physical and surgical methods to restore function lost as a result of injury and disease to the foot and ankle.
If pain in your ankle or foot is affecting your quality of life, it is important that you see an expert in diagnosis and surgery of the ankle and foot. As a specialty-trained, highly experienced foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Bennett is dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized care to deliver the best possible experience for his patients. Restoring your mobility, getting you back on your feet again, and improving your quality of life is his highest priority.
Why Choose a Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon?
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors -- MDs and DOs who have completed four years of medical school, five years of residency training in orthopaedic surgery, and a year or more of advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle care. They are highly qualified physicians who are trained to care for a full spectrum of medical issues.
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin.
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons receive extensive, specialized training including:
- 4 years of medical school
- 5 years of accredited graduate medical education (residency training) in orthopaedic surgery
- 1-2 years advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery
- Satisfactory completion of the national medical licensing examination
- Continuing medical education throughout their careers
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons typically have expertise in training:
- Traumatic injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, and amputations
- Arthritis and conditions requiring joint replacement or joint fusion
- Sports-related injuries, such as sprains, torn ligaments, torn tendons, ankle instability, and Achilles tendon problems
- Bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet
- Nerve disorders and congenital deformities, including club foot
- Complicated infections and tumors of the foot and ankle
- Foot problems related to diabetes, including ulcers and infections
- Complications from prior foot and ankle surgery
From the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) www.aofas.org