Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine

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With this brand new book, Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine, sports medicine practitioners will have one of the most comprehensive and practical resources for the treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries.  In addition to tendon disorders, trauma, hindfoot, midfoot, forefoot, and lower leg, this book’s 32 chapters also cover pediatric sports injuries, sport specific injury prevention, rehabilitation, and even shoe selection.
Over 40 specialists in orthopaedic surgery, podiatry, physiatry, physical therapy, and athletic training contributed to this book’s contents — including team physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers for major sports teams including the New York Giants,  New York Mets, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Knicks, Washington Nationals, Carolina Panthers, and the US Davis Cup Tennis team. It’s the combination of all these different disciplines that makes this book such an excellent resource for treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries.


• Over 300 original illustrations — many in full color

• Practical recommendations from over 40 experts in their field

• All treatments emphasize the role of therapists and trainers in obtaining the best results


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 "It is well written and provides a solid foundation about the most common injuries of the foot and ankle seen in athletes."

"This is an excellent go-to reference for foot and ankle injuries in sports medicine. It is thorough and complete, and will be valuable addition to my personal library and a commonly used book by my residents."

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Mark R Hutchinson, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

Weighted Numerical Score: 90 - 4 Stars!

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Reviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This wonderful book focuses on a relatively underrepresented topic in sports medicine — the foot and ankle. There are numerous quality books on the knee and shoulder, but surprisingly few target the foot and ankle in sports medicine.
Purpose: As Dr. Altchek notes, "all sports medicine professionals know that the foot and ankle is the foundation to every athlete's performance." It is therefore the purpose of this book to offer a foundation in the care of athletes who suffer from foot and ankle injuries. I particularly enjoyed the dedication of Rock Positano, who credits Joe DiMaggio's heel spur with being the inspiration for the development of the specialty of foot and ankle sports medicine. I am not sure if it is true, yet it clearly emphasizes the impact that optimal treatment of foot and ankle injuries can have on athletic performance.
Audience: This book will be well received by a broad range of orthopedic surgeons, including foot and ankle specialists, sports medicine specialists, generalists, and orthopedic residents in training. It is well written and provides a solid foundation about the most common injuries of the foot and ankle seen in athletes. The editors and contributors have a decidedly east coast orientation; nonetheless, contributors from across the U.S. and around the world make it a great read for everyone.
Features: The book begins as most regional anatomic books do, by discussing anatomy and mechanics, before moving to a sequential, stepwise approach through specific diagnoses. The chapter on sports dermatology of the foot is particularly unique in an orthopedics book. In addition, the book comes with a complete online version that allows readers to access the material anywhere they have computer access. I did note that the authors present the use of synthetic plugs to fill osteochondral defects without pointing out that this is an off-label use. Nonetheless, overall this is a thorough and complete offering.
Assessment: This is an excellent go-to reference for foot and ankle injuries in sports medicine. It is thorough and complete, and will be valuable addition to my personal library and a commonly used book by my residents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781797528
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 378,895
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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