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Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and leg. In the United States, millions of people suffer from problems and disorders of the foot and lower extremities each year. Pemiscot Memorial Podiatry offers palliative, acute, and chronic care for those struggling with podiatric issues around Southeast Missouri.


Dr. Elizabeth Lu, DPM, serves as Pemiscot Memorial’s Podiatry specialist and treats patients from all around the region. Lu practices primarily at Convenient Care, Bootheel Primary Care Clinic – Caruthersville, Bootheel Primary Care Clinic – Kennett, Bootheel Primary Care Clinic - Steele.


Dr. Lu evaluates, diagnoses, and provides both medical and surgical care for patients of all ages with injuries or disorders of the foot and ankle including the soft tissue below the tibial tuberosity. 


Dr. Lu frequently performs the following procedures at Pemiscot Memorial:

  • Nail procedures

  • Arthrodesis

  • Fracture care

  • Incision and drainage

  • Bone spur removal

  • Tendon repair and transfer

  • Treatment of cartilage injuries

  • Bone grafts

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