Foot and Ankle Disorders: Tricks of the Tradeby Frederick G. Lippert
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 consentHere is the valuable text all orthopedists, podiatrists, and residents who perform foot and ankle procedures need to expand their surgical armamentarium.
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.
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Captain, USNR (ret.)
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Washington
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