The following resources were developed by Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons to support patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many surgeons are available for in-person and telemedicine appointments — use our "Find a Surgeon" search tool to find one near you.

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE SURGERY?

Your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon and their facilities are taking precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection before, during, and after surgery

PREPARING FOR A TELEMEDICINE VISIT

Make sure you have everything you need for an effective telemedicine visit with your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon

WHERE TO GO WHEN YOUR FOOT OR ANKLE HURTS

A guide to help you decide if the orthopaedic clinic, urgent care, or ER is best to get proper foot and ankle care while minimizing your risk of exposure to COVID-19

MAINTAINING FOOT AND ANKLE HEALTH AT HOME

Tips from foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to help you prevent injuries and stay active while you stay at home

 

For additional information and updates on COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website

 

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) offers information on this site as an educational service. The content of FootCareMD, including text, images, and graphics, is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses or treatments. If you need medical advice, use the "Find a Surgeon" search to locate a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon in your area.