Description: This is a wonderful collection of interesting case studies, clinical differentials, discussions, and pearls in podiatry.
Purpose: The purpose to bring together clinical case scenarios and enlighten the reader to the author's thought processes, differentials, and treatment. The objectives are worthy and met with this book.
Audience: The book is designed for the podiatric student entering the residency interview phase or for the resident needing to brush up for boards. The author is a credible authority on the subject.
Features: The book covers a variety of podiatric topics, both common and uncommon. Metabolic issues, biomechanical problems, surgical approaches, and systemic conditions are addressed in a concise and descriptive manner. Dr. Jay takes didactic material and incorporates real clinical scenarios to educate his readers. The photographs and radiologic images are indicative of the pathology discussed and are easily decipherable. The book is not intended for the well seasoned practitioner, but can aid in the reexamination process.
Assessment: Comparing to other popular reference books, this one has an edge in the case study format. For those students and residents who are brushing up for the boards or state license, this is an excellent book to use.