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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Charles M. Reilly, DPM (Illinois Masonic Medical Center)
Description: This is the foremost foot and ankle surgery book on the market. The authors propose useful and new techniques with excellent direction and knowledge of the topics discussed.
Purpose: The purpose is to expand the podiatric surgeon's knowledge in the art and skill of podiatric surgery. The book is definitely worthy in that it is the most comprehensive surgical text for the foot and ankle.
Audience: The book is intended for every facet of the podiatric field, from student to practicing physician. It is written in an easy-to-read format. The authors are credible authorities on the information that they present. They are at the cutting edge of the profession.
Features: The book covers diagnostics, indications, surgical approaches, and postoperative care of the forefoot to the ankle. The arrangement and the flow of the writing is exhibited well within this book. Step-by-step diagrams and pictures are a helpful way to depict what is written. The ability to cross reference has always been an asset to this text.
Assessment: This is the textbook that is teaching podiatric surgeons nationwide. It is able to incorporate information from all facets of podiatric surgery into a two-volume set. This new edition is justified due to the changes and advancements in the field over the past five years.