Assisting at Podiatric Surgery, A Guide for Podiatric Surgical Students and Podiatric Theatre Assistants

Assisting at Podiatric Surgery

A Guide for Podiatric Surgical Students and Podiatric Theatre Assistants

By Telford Thomson, BSc, FCPod, DPodM, MChS, SRCh, Holder of the Meritorious Award of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, awarded if recognition for contribution to the advancement of podiatric surgery within the UK; Fellow of the Surgical Faculty of the College of Podiatrists, UK; Former Tutor in Podiatric Surgery; Private Practitioner, Ipswich, UK; with a contribution from Denise Freeman, DABPO, FACFAOM, Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA


1. Patient assessment prior to surgery.
2. In the operating theatre.
3. As a member of the scrub team.
4. Assisting during the operation.
5. Office surgery using the 'non-touch' technique.
6. After surgery.
7. Suturing.
8. Instruments used in podiatry.
9. Clinical emergencies.
10. Anatomy of the foot.
11. Forefoot disorders that are suitable for out-patient procedures.
Appendix 1 Abbreviations used in podiatric surgery. Appendix 2. Glossary. Index