Unraveling Professional Feuds
The Podiatrist feels more comfortable handling issues related to ankles and feet, while an Orthopedic Surgeon can take any medical case within the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic Surgeons have complex problem-solving skills as they see many problems within the system. Podiatrists have a holistic approach as they want to be sure of the impact of the disease.
An Orthopedic Surgeon does not shy away from a surgical intervention. At the same time, Podiatrists generally do not prefer it as they are much more comfortable with medicines & therapies.
An Orthopedic Surgeon has many complex cases at a time, and clear communication with a patient can be difficult. Podiatrists like preventive care and communicate with the patients.
An Orthopaedic Surgeon deals with various trauma cases, which makes them immune to chaotic situations. Podiatrists do not majorly deal with trauma cases. They handle patients and form a close bond with them.