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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Samuel J. Chmell, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of an advanced surgical technique treatise, with 48 chapters describing 80 of the most important operations related to trauma and reconstruction of the foot and ankle. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: As a volume in the Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery series, the purpose of this book is to provide direct and detailed access to techniques in foot and ankle surgery preferred by orthopedic surgeons who are recognized by their colleagues as masters.
Audience: The audience includes residents, fellows, and surgeons engaging in foot and ankle surgery.
Features: The book addresses the complexity of foot and ankle pathology with established and innovative solutions. Chapters are extensively illustrated with more than 340 expertly done drawings. Over 1,500 photographs detail the step-by-step operative techniques performed by 76 leading national and international foot and ankle surgeons. The book comes with access to the complete contents online.
Assessment: The foot and ankle subspecialty has changed remarkably since the second edition of this book 11 years ago, justifying this update. This book is essential for the academic orthopedic library.