- Gould John S, Florence Mason N
This book provides an analytical approach to the practice of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery edited and primarily written by a world recognized authority in this field who has 41 years of experience in academic and private medical practice. The contributors in this book include nationally recognized men and women who are colleagues or trained with the Editor-in-Chief and share much of his philosophy in the management of complex surgical issues. The book is not comprehensive and does not categorize an historical compendium of management and surgical techniques. Rather, it emphasizes the authors’ logical approach to the problems presented and the surgical techniques utilized, including the management of failures and complications. The book covers a wide range of issues concerning the practice of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle, including history taking, physical examination, collation of data, making diagnoses, how to deal with patients, how to manage complications, ethical issues, referring physicians, and when to refer. How to set up an operating room, manage a clinic and working with fellows and residents are also a part of the initial segment of the book, as well as chapters on the business management of an office and how to conduct clinical and basic research. The following sections include management problems of approaches to orthopedic problems of the forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot and ankle. Sections also include those concerning pediatric and adolescent problems, the rheumatoid and diabetic patients, neuromuscular diseases, nerve problems, and trauma to the foot and ankle. Each section is written by subspecialists in the fields concerned.
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