Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle Making the Complex Simple

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-15
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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The physical examination of the foot and ankle can be a complex topic for professionals with all levels of clinical experience. How can advance concepts be taught in a user-friendly, clear format, while still providing necessary information for effective diagnosis and treatment of the foot and ankle?

Author Biography

Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD is a professor of orthopedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Health System, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Hurwitz has been involved with medical student and resident education, basic and clinical research, patient care, and medical center administration for nearly 30 years. He has practiced orthopedic foot and ankle surgery since completing a year of postdoctoral fellowship, in private practice, in government service (US Army and Veterans Administration) and in 4 different residency teaching programs. He has several teaching and service awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Diabetes Association, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the University of Virginia, George Washington University, and National Institutes of Health. Author or coauthor of more than 80 manuscripts, 14 book chapters, and editor of 4 texts on foot and ankle surgery, his main area of clinical interest is in outcomes following surgery of the ankle and hindfoot.   

Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA 
is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research and clinical interests include total ankle replacements, foot and ankle injuries of athletes, minimally invasive foot and ankle trauma surgery, tendon injuries of the foot and ankle, and the adoption and development of novel technologies in foot and ankle surgery. He has been an active speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, helping to teach other orthopedic surgeons about novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients.

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgments About the Editors Contributing Authors Foreword by Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH Introduction Section I  Physical Examination Chapter 1      Physical Examination of the Foot and Ankle: The Basics and Specific Tests                          Ian Alexander, MD, FRCS(C) Chapter 2      Gait Analysis and Clinical Relevance                          Sudheer Reddy   Section II General Imaging Chapter 3      General Imaging of the Adult Foot and Ankle                          David I. Pedowitz, MD   Section III Common Conditions of the Foot and Ankle       Chapter 4      Ankle Instability                          Seth R. Queler, MD Chapter 5      Peroneal Tendon Pathology                          James Meeker, MD; Joshua N. Tennant, MD, MPH; and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA Chapter 6      Posterior Tibial Tendon Pathology                          Keith Wapner, MD Chapter 7      Pes Cavus                          Lew Schon, MD and Adam T. Groth, MD Chapter 8      Achilles Pathology and Posterior Calcaneal Pain.                          Antonio Gomez-Tristan and                          Christopher P. Chiodo   Chapter 9      Fractures                          Samir Mehta, MD Chapter 10    Foot and Ankle Arthritis                          Eric Breitbart, MD; Wayne Berberian, MD; and Sheldon Lin, MD Chapter 11    Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Heel Pain                          Premjit S. Deol, DO and Terrence M. Philbin, DO style="text-indent: 0in; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 57.0pt right dotted 273.0pt"Chapter 12    Toe Pain and Deformity                          Aaron T. Scott, MD Financial Disclosures Index.

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