Foot & Ankle

Curriculum

Basic Science (Regional)
Anatomy

Anatomy of the foot and ankle and related structures
Surgical approaches: ankle, subtalar joint, mid-tarsal joint and forefoot and arthroscopic access
Surgical approach to Weber B ankle fractures

Physiology

Physiology of nerve function around the foot and ankle

Pathology

Inflammatory, degenerative and infective conditions of the foot and ankle
Instability of the foot and ankle
The neuropathic foot

Deformity

Acquired and developmental deformities of the foot and ankle

Pain

Causes of foot pain

Biomechanics & Biomaterials

Biomechanics of the foot and ankle
Biomechanics of tendon transfer techniques
Biomechanics of the various types of ankle and first ray prostheses including the factors influencing design, wear and loosening
The functional role of orthotic devices

Investigations

Radiological investigations to assess foot and ankle conditions
Role of diagnostic and guided injections of the foot and ankle
Role of examination under anaesthetic and diagnostic arthroscopy
Neurophysiology in foot and ankle disorders

Critical Conditions

Compartment syndrome

Assessments

History and examination of the foot and ankle including special clinical tests

Treatments

Operative

Prosthetic replacement in the foot and ankle
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle
Amputations in the foot and ankle
Arthrodesis in the foot and ankle
Excision arthroplasty
First ray surgery
Lesser toe surgery
Ligament reconstruction in the foot and ankle
The rheumatoid foot and ankle
The neuropathic foot
Management of tendon, ligament and nerve injuries

Non operative

Footwear modifications, orthoses and total contact casting
Rehabilitation of the foot and ankle

Complications

Management of failed arthroplasty and management of failed soft tissue surgery