The American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research is a foundation dedicated to improving the field of Podiatry through education, research and publication of the research. The foundation does research on a variety of important topics in the field such as surgery technique improvements, alterations in plates and the effects on bones and joints, evaluation of new materials used in surgery, co-morbidity effects on surgery outcomes, etc. Education through fellowships, lectures, workshops, funds for residents and undergrads is also an important aspect of what AFLESR does. The foundation tries to ensure that the education and research being provided is at its best and that through our contribution, others will also thrive.