Meet Our New Physician: Periklis Papapetropoulos, MD
Dr. Papapetropoulos joined the practice and is welcoming new patients. He specializes in foot and ankle, total joint, and general orthopaedic surgery.
Q. Did you always want to be an orthopaedic surgeon?
Yes, since middle school.
Q. Why did you want to specialize in foot and ankle surgery?
I was always fascinated with the perfections of walking/running.
Q. Do you have other specialties?
Foot and ankle and total Joints
Q. Would you please tell us about your background and training?
I completed my residency at Hatzikosta General Hospital in Greece. I completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship at UPMC, a Total Joint Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital, and a Hand Research Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, NC.
Q. What do you consider important for patients to know when choosing an orthopaedic surgeon?
People should look for their orthopaedic surgeon to have good training and good results.
Q. How common is ankle replacement surgery?
This type of surgery is not common. Physicians who perform this type of surgery need special training.
Q. What are the options for people who may consider ankle replacement surgery?
To be a successful candidate for ankle replacement, an individual would have ankle arthritis and relatively good range of motion. Most likely, a candidate for ankle replacement is not a young, really active person.