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From The CriticsReviewer: Charles M. Reilly, DPM (Illinois Masonic Medical Center)
Description: During the last decade, there has been an enormous volume of material written about hallux valgus and related forefoot surgery. This new textbook brings to us a concise, up-to-date perspective of bunion and forefoot surgery as they are discussed by experts from all over the world.
Purpose: The book addresses the clinical and surgical aspects of these deformities that frequently affect the forefoot, most notably hallux valgus or the bunion deformity. The initial chapters discuss anatomy, biomechanics of the hallux valgus deformity, and clinical and radiographic evaluation of the forefoot. With this firm foundation, the clinical and surgical management of hallux valgus and other deformities are then discussed. The criteria, indications, surgical technique, and complications are presented, not only for classic, time-proven procedures, but also for new state-of-the-art innovations in forefoot surgery.
Audience: The author hopes this textbook will be a valuable resource for the podiatric student, resident-in-training, and the podiatric practitioner. Because it is comprehensive and up-to-date, it will serve the needs of the student trying to understand the etiology of bunions as well as those of the busy practitioner who wants to remain current in new surgical techniques.
Features: There are many illustrations and photographs that clearly supplement the text, although none are in color. The book is well constructed and very professional in its appearance. A chapter format is used that is logical in its content as well as sequence. The last chapters are unique in that authors from different countries give their perspective on bunion surgery. These international contributors add validity to the textbook.
Assessment: This comprehensive and up-to-date textbook will be one of the most-used texts by podiatric students and practitioners in the years to come.