A concise, insightful guide to foot and ankle surgeries from masterorthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon Steven Raikin
Foot and ankle problems such asinjuries, arthritis, congenital and acquired deformities, tendenopathies,heel pain, and nerve damage account for a large percentage of orthopaedicconditions. A better understanding of the biomechanics of the foot and ankleand improved outcome research have led to considerable advances in foot surgerytechniques, superior results, and improved functional outcomes. Footand Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade byrenowned foot and ankle specialist Steven Raikin andexperts from 12 countries, presents step-by-step guidance on the latest footand ankle surgery procedures.
Each succinct, consistentlyorganized chapter takes the reader from patient assessment, diagnosticevaluations and patient selection to surgical planning and positioning, theprocedure itself, how to handle complications, postoperative management, andthe authors' pearls and surgical tips. The book is divided into forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot, nerve, andankle pathologies, encompassing commonly performed reconstructive and traumaticprocedures. Different techniques are discussed for similar pathologies, such asopen and arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, and augmentationoptions utilizing tendon allograft or an internal brace.
Discussionof six different total ankle replacement systems, many written by designers ofthe systems themselves, affords unique insights
Afull spectrum of techniques to correct plantar plate tears, halluxvalgus, tarsal tunnel syndrome, drop-foot, midfoot arthritis and deformity, tibialtendon dysfunction, Achilles rupture, osteochondrallesions of the talus, ankle fractures, and more
Tricksand pearls for optimizing procedural performance, managing hazards andpitfalls, and preventing or resolving intraoperativecomplications
Amix of 500 high quality artist illustrations and intraoperativephotographs delineate anatomy and procedures
This highly practical book providesa robust teaching tool for orthopaedic procedures of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedicresidents, foot and ankle surgeons, and podiatrists will benefit from clinicalpearls and tips from top experts who made major significant contributions tothis subspecialty.
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