January 2019

AOFAS Campaign Helps Consumers Make Informed Choices for Foot and Ankle Health

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has launched a campaign, Look for the “O,” to encourage consumers to take charge of their foot and ankle health and choose a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon when medical care is needed. AOFAS has an interactive channel on its website that offers informational videos and resources to help consumers make informed choices.

“Most people don’t give much thought to their foot health — that is, until something goes wrong,” said J. Chris Coetzee, MD, president of the AOFAS board of directors. “But 75% of all people experience foot pain at some point in their lives, and it’s important to know how to find the best medical care before a problem arises.”

To ensure optimal foot health, foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons recommend examining your feet weekly. Look for changes in appearance such as swelling, discoloration, or changes to the shape of your feet. Also check for normal circulation, sensation, function, and pain.

To access the interactive multichannel news release, visit www.multivu.com/players/English/8164351-aofas-what-is-a-foot-and-ankle-orthopaedic-surgeon/.

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