In this quick, easy-to-access reference, a top team of orthopedic surgeons share their tricks and techniques for performing a wide range of foot and ankle surgeries. This concise book discusses 35 different procedures for the foot and ankle, covering everything from hind foot alignment and hallux varus to metatarsal phalangeal fusion and adult flatfoot syndrome. For each operation, you'll find notes, clear and simplified drawings, tips, and pitfalls, all designed to make even the most challenging surgery seem easy.
- Simplifies all concepts with succinct, to-the-point text
- Annotated drawings allow you to grasp the procedure at a glance
- Pitfalls describe typical problems and strategies for avoiding them
- Guidelines help explain procedures to patients and obtain informed consent
Here is the valuable text all orthopedists, podiatrists, and residents who perform foot and ankle procedures need to expand their surgical armamentarium.''Chapters on calcaneal talar fractures are very well done...organization of the book is deceptively simple...delivers several important messages...that young surgeons can use to maximize their care of patients...highly [recommended].'' --Doody's NotesA helpful resource for the physical therapist who wishes to learn more about the surgical management of these disorders or who desires a manual with diagrams that are simple enough for patient education. It would be...useful to an orthopedic or podiatric surgeon who might find it to be an excellent pocket reference or review guide as well as a patient education tool.--Physical Therapy