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Educating the Public about Podiatrists' Surgical Skills

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pril is Foot Health Awareness
Month, and as usual, APMA
is marking the national observance with a public education campaign. APMA encourages you to take
advantage of the "Today's Podiatrist" campaign, which will place
a special focus on podiatrists as surgeons this April.
Aimed at informing patients about conditions that may require surgery, April's Foot Health Awareness campaign includes
a dedicated landing page where members can access all materials. Visit www.apma.org/foothealth to find an order form for
a free poster, a customizable patient newsletter, sample social
media posts, a feature article, shareable multimedia, and more.
Visit the campaign page to download tools and resources
for the campaign, and be sure to participate in the campaign
using our hashtag, #OperateLikeaDPM. Simply take a selfie
(or have a colleague snap a picture of you) scrubbing in, in
the OR, or preparing for surgery, then share the photo along
with your story about how your surgical skills benefit patients.
Be sure to tag the post or tweet with #OperateLikeaDPM. Be
careful not to share identifying patient information without
explicit written permission, but feel free to share success stories such as getting a patient back to playing with her grandchildren, or putting an athlete back in the game.
Campaign key messages include:
Today's Podiatrist is specially trained to provide the highest-quality foot and ankle care and will carefully evaluate
your individual case to determine the best treatment for

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you. You also #OperateLikeaDPM
when you provide conservative care,
including orthotics, physical therapy,
medication, and exercise that help patients regain their quality of life.
In some cases, surgery may be the most appropriate treatment to alleviate discomfort or restore the function of
your foot.
Individual factors determine the length and kind of rehabilitation required to ensure a successful recovery.
Today's Podiatrist is uniquely trained to perform foot and
ankle surgery.
Doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) may operate to
treat common conditions such as:
u Hammertoes
u Neuromas
u Bunions
u Ulcers
u Achilles tendon tears
u Diabetic ulcers
u Fractures

These messages will be interwoven into materials and media outreach throughout the month. Join APMA and help raise
awareness of the role of Today's Podiatrist as a foot and ankle
expert. Visit www.apma.org/foothealth to view and download
all campaign materials. Contact Kevin Hess, klhess@apma.org,
for assistance in implementing the materials.
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