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What is ACFAS?

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) was founded in 1942 and has grown into a specialty medical society of more than 7,800 members. ACFAS members are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions of the foot and ankle.

ACFAS provides continuing medical education programming to its members and serves to educate patients and consumers about foot health and the conditions that foot and ankle surgeons treat.

Why choose a foot and ankle surgeon?

Foot and ankle surgeons are the leading experts in foot and ankle care today. As doctors of podiatric medicine – also known as podiatrists, DPMs or occasionally “foot and ankle doctors” – they are the board-certified surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. Foot and ankle surgeons have more education and training specific to the foot and ankle than any other healthcare provider.

Foot and ankle surgeons who have achieved certification by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) are eligible to become Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Use the physician search tool located at the upper right side of this page to locate an ACFAS foot and ankle surgeon near you.

About FootHealthFacts.org

FootHealthFacts.org is a source of reliable information on foot and ankle conditions. All content has been developed as a public service by the ACFAS Consumer Education Committee, representing a wide array of expertise in foot and ankle care.

FootHealthFacts.org has received HONcode certification, attesting to the reliability and trustworthiness of the information presented on this site.

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The information on FootHealthFacts.org was developed and periodically reviewed by ACFAS member foot and ankle surgeons. The site is maintained by ACFAS staff.