External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle

External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle

by Paul Cooper, Vasilios Polyzois, Thomas Zgonis
     
 

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External fixation has proven a valuable tool in the effort to correct deformities, improve healing of fractures, and improve outcomes of orthopedic surgery. This expertly constructed reference, External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle, explores the ways in which external fixators are used to reduce tissue damage, reduce strain on nerves and vasculature, and…  See more details below

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External fixation has proven a valuable tool in the effort to correct deformities, improve healing of fractures, and improve outcomes of orthopedic surgery. This expertly constructed reference, External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle, explores the ways in which external fixators are used to reduce tissue damage, reduce strain on nerves and vasculature, and improve healing in the surgical treatment of foot and ankle deformities and injuries.

Authoritative perspectives from leading orthopedic and podiatric surgeons help to build an understanding and strengthen your technique. The multidisciplinary team approach in treating complex trauma, reconstructive, or diabetic patients is emphasized throughout this textbook.  Detailed coverage of the tools of external fixation describes the roles, applications, and limitations of the various rings, rods, wires, pins, and designs used in external fixation. How-to, step-by-step instruction addresses a range of fixation procedures, helping readers understand the relevant anatomy and avoid potential complications. Abundant illustrations highlight the text, providing a surgeon’s eye view of a range of commonly performed procedures.

Inside you’ll discover…
• Authoritative perspectives
from leading orthopedic and podiatric surgeons help build an understanding and strengthen your technique

• Detailed coverage of the tools of external fixation describes the roles, applications, and limitations of the various rings, rods, wires, pins, and designs used in external fixation

• Step-by-step, how-to instruction addresses a range of fixation procedures, helping you understand the relevant anatomy and avoid potential complications

• 1,300 illustrations highlight the text, giving you a surgeon’s eye view of a range of commonly performed procedures

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"Foot and ankle surgeons, whether their focus is elective reconstruction, trauma, or diabetic foot reconstruction, will find this a very useful and welcome addition to the library shelf. It has few competitors and those that do discuss principles of external fixation (for example, Ilizarov Technique for Complex Foot and Ankle Deformities, Kirienko et al. (Marcel Dekker,
2004) show their age when compared to this one. Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Zgonis (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009), certainly discusses some of the same topics, but at far less depth than this book. I recommend it heartily."

Martin C. Yorath, DPM(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: Finally, a book on foot and ankle surgery covering a subject that has not been addressed in depth before! While external fixation of the foot and ankle is not new, a book devoted to the subject is, and is long overdue given the plethora of devices now on the market and the ever expanding applications for which they can be used.
Purpose: This book is intended to unlock the mystery and break down the challenge of external fixation into its component parts. This is a worthy objective because, as Dr. Cooper points out in his foreword, these devices can appear daunting to all but the most experienced. The book handsomely meets its objectives and demonstrates very well that any foot and ankle surgeon could and should be capable of incorporating these devices into their surgical armamentarium.
Audience: It is clearly aimed at practicing surgeons (orthopedic, plastic, podiatric, or trauma) and the three main authors represent a combined orthopedic and podiatric view. Contributing authors are from these fields as well and provide a good balance. Residents will benefit from having this book in their specialty libraries, but it is too advanced to be of much use for students.
Features: The 23 chapters are well written, logically laid out, and very well illustrated with lots of excellent color plates and drawings. The book predictably starts with a review of the history of these devices, covers safe ones, biomechanics of external fixators, then goes on to cover a particularly novel aspect: a stepwise approach to the use and application of various types of external fixators in different clinical scenarios and different anatomic locations in the foot, ankle, and leg. Very well done!
Assessment: Foot and ankle surgeons, whether their focus is elective reconstruction, trauma, or diabetic foot reconstruction, will find this a very useful and welcome addition to the library shelf. It has few competitors and those that do discuss principles of external fixation (for example, Ilizarov Technique for Complex Foot and Ankle Deformities, Kirienko et al. (Marcel Dekker, 2004)) show their age when compared to this one. Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Zgonis (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009), certainly discusses some of the same topics, but at far less depth than this book. I recommend it heartily.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451171822
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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