By: 5 September 2018
BOOK REVIEW – The foot and ankle: AANA advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques

Authors: James W. Stone, John G. Kennedy and Mark Glazebrook

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

Date of publication: 15/02/2016

The Foot and Ankle: AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques is a comprehensive technique-based book that presents the latest diagnostic, excisional and reconstructive techniques in arthroscopic surgery for the foot and ankle.

This all-encompassing resource includes preferred physical examination testing and diagnostic imaging choices in pre-operative planning and patient selection, state-of-the-art step-by-step description of the procedures, comprehensive surgical equipment lists to perform each procedure, clear and precise indications for surgery and the thoughtful rationale behind stated contraindications, controversial indications, post-op protocols, and potential complications.

The written text is supported by numerous colour images and a website with invaluable narrated video clips depicting disease specific to arthroscopic techniques specific to the foot and ankle.

Narrated video accompanies all surgical techniques, focusing on the stepwise approach to each operation.

Chapter topics include: Reconstruction Using Allograft and Autograft; Lateral Approach to Subtalar Arthroscopy; Achilles Tendinopathy; Chondral Defects of the First MTP Joint and Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation.

This is an excellent resource to stay current with all hot topics in foot and ankle surgery to hone your skills and optimise surgical results.

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