Did you know that there are podiatric surgeons out there who perform surgeries of the foot and ankle? They might provide treatment for conditions including structural deformities, bone spurs, skin and nail conditions, and injuries.
To become a podiatric surgeon involves having clinical experience in podiatry, completing a Masters, and completing a podiatric surgery Fellowship with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS). Alternately, there is a Doctor of Podiatric Surgery program at the University of Western Australia. It is a possible career progression for podiatrists, as becoming a podiatrist is the first step in this pathway.
The Podiatry Board of Australia has further information regarding the registration standards for podiatric surgeons available here.