Taking care of individuals limited by crippling deformity in our international communities is not only a privilege but our obligation.

The worldwide need for foot and ankle specific education and surgery worldwide is clear.

In the western world we take for granted the prompt access, not only to teaching and education, but also prompt orthopedic treatment. The historic goal of the Foot and Ankle Association has been to teach, educate, and perform research and surgery. Moving forward, the expanded goal of FAAI is to specifically focus humanitarian foot and ankle care this in countries where the need is the greatest and the resources are the weakest.