Foot and Ankle Disorders: Tricks of the Trade

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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.

Special benefits:

  • 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'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
From The Critics
Reviewer: Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book deals with special techniques the authors use to maximize outcomes in patients with foot and ankle disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to help surgeons improve their surgical techniques by presenting a series of "tricks of the trade" to avoid pitfalls. These worthwhile objectives were met.
Audience: The audience includes surgeons who perform surgery on the foot and ankle, but orthopedic residents and podiatrists are expected to benefit from this work as well. The authors are nationally known in this field. Dr Lippert is Professor of Surgery and Head, Division of Othopaedic Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Residency Program Director, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. Dr. Hansen is Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, Seattle.
Features: The 34 short chapters are dominated by line drawings that illustrate important points the authors want to make. There are no written paragraphs; instead phrases, single sentences, and labels are strategically used to guide the reader. This is taken to an extreme in the chapter on Haglund's deformity and insertional Achilles tendinosis where 14 drawings and about 43 words are used to describe the essentials of the procedure. The chapters on calcaneal talar fractures are very well done. No references are provided.
Assessment: Dr. Lippert has dedicated a significant part of his medical career as an orthopedic educator. I had the opportunity to attend his American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons basic course for orthopedic educators in Illinois many years ago and this work reflects some of the concepts taught at the course. Dr. Hansen is one of our original foot and ankle surgeons who went on to develop this subspecialty by training fellows and producing scholarly work in this field. The organization of the book is deceptively simple. It delivers several important messages or pearls in the form of tricks and pitfalls that young surgeons can use to maximize their care of patients. I very highly recommend it to all surgeons caring for patients with foot and ankle disorders and fractures.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588901415
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Washington

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Table of Contents

1 The Foot and Ankle Surgical Support Bump 1
2 Local Anesthesia for Foot and Ankle Procedures 7
3 Mayo Block for Hallux Procedures 12
4 Sensory Testing of the Foot and Ankle 17
5 Assessing Hindfoot Alignment
6 Passing Tendons through Bone Using a Penrose Drain 23
7 Passing Tendons through Bone Using a Wire Loop 24
8 Obtaining Bone Graft from the Lateral Calcaneus 26
9 Percutaneous Plantar Fasciotomy 29
10 Chevron Bunionectomy 32
11 Closing Wedge Bunionectomy 38
12 Scarf Bunionectomy 40
13 Lapidus Bunionectomy 44
14 Hallux Varus 49
15 Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus 55
16 Cock-up Hallux 59
17 Metatarsal Phalangeal Fusion 61
18 Tailor's Bunionette 63
19 Avulsion Fracture Base Proximal Phalanx Hallux 67
20 Metatarsal Parabola and Weightberaring Asymmetry 69
21 Lesser Toe Deformities 74
22 Calcaneal Osteotomies 83
23 Gastrocnemius Slide 89
24 Adult Flatfoot Syndrome 93
25 Pes Cavus 101
26 Haglund's Deformity and Insertional Achilles Tendinosis 106
27 Brostrom Procedure for Chronic Ankle Laxity 111
28 Redo Brostrom for failed Primary Brostrom and Other Ligament Surgery 114
29 Peroneal Tendon Subluxation 118
30 Calcaneus Fractures and Fixation Techniques 120
31 Percutaneous Pinning of Talar Neck Fractures 127
32 LisFranc Dislocation 135
33 Subtalar Arthrodesis 133
34 Subtalar Arthrodesis with Alternate Screw Placement 140
Index 142
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