Technical procedures and skills in podiatric surgery. Specific study of foot pathology with surgical indication. Instruments in podiatric surgery. Analysis and evaluation of preoperative protocols. Pre- and postoperative pharmacology. Clinical history and informed consent.
This activity is usually conducted in private and free exercise of the profession, however, there is a wide scope in geriatric services, sports centers, clinics, hospitals, mutual accidents, companies, etc.
Share with other Health Professionals basic training, but provides differentiating and enriching to multidisciplinary team members, participating with these professionals in research teams in multiple studies.
Podiatry provides care especially in the ambulatory setting, for which accurate advanced education and experience in the provision of that service. Often characterized as the first contact of the patient with a disease, because often the first signs and symptoms of the disease are found in the foot and podiatric dysfunction and disability they cause. Perhaps the best known examples are the need for foot care requiring diabetic patients, arthritic and geriatric. The American Diabetes Association estimates that about 50-75% of amputations could be prevented by continuous and preventive foot care, with improved quality of life for the patient and the decline in the economic cost of health services . Arthritic patients have major dysfunctions podiatry level, with suitable orthopodiatric treatments, can greatly improve their walking ability.
European societies are experiencing an aging of its population. The Valencian Community and in particular the province of Alicante, have a high proportion of elderly population from other countries that require podiatric care, particularly those from Europe a total of 2,487,812 of which have 65 or more 233 362, 93,354 of them reside in Valencia, 84,789 do in the province of Alicante.
The degenerative processes associated with aging and increase occurring at this stage of life of chronic diseases, cause that geriatric patients have a greater number of podiatric problems or diseases, often leading to greater dependence. For these reasons, it is essential foot care in this population, not only providing care also healthy habits to prevent new or further injury.
Since the introduction of university studies Diploma in Podiatry at the University Miguel Hernández of Elche in 1998, the figure of the podiatrist has been reported in the province of Alicante and surrounding; both among the general population and among health professionals, participating actively with other health professionals and integrating Specialty Center in the area of health 17. social demand for such professionals has increased.
The province of Alicante has a major footwear industry that can benefit from the relationship with Podiatry in the development and design of their products, encouraging research in this industrial sector.