Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle: Making the Complex Simple

Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD; Selene Parekh, MD
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Book Description

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?

Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle: Making the Complex Simple by Drs. Shepard Hurwitz and Selene Parekh answers these questions. Written by experts, this easy-to-carry book provides a quick and thorough review of the most common pathologic foot and ankle conditions, techniques for diagnosis, as well as the appropriate treatment for each condition.

Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle: Making the Complex Simple contains clear photographic demonstrations, tables, sidebars, and charts throughout its pages, allowing a thorough and concise examination of the foot and ankle.

A glance at some of what is covered inside:
• Physical Examination
o Basics and specific tests of the foot and ankle
• General Imaging
o Basic interpretation of common imaging modalities of the foot and ankle
• Common Conditions
o Bunions, toe deformities, Achilles pathology and posterior calcaneal pain, fractures, plantar fasciitis and plantar heel pain, and more

Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle: Making the Complex Simple contains essential information to successfully take a complex subject, and bring it to a level that will be welcomed by orthopedic residents, faculty, physical therapists, athletic trainers, medical students interested in musculoskeletal health careers, and other health care providers.

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About the Editors

Contributing Authors

Foreword by Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH

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, MD


Section II General Imaging

Chapter 3      General Imaging of the Adult Foot andAnkle

                         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

                         Christopher P. Chiodo, MD and Antonio Gomez-Tristan, MD


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

Chapter 12    Toe Pain and Deformity

                         Aaron T. Scott, MD

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 "This book's usefulness lies in its brevity and its success in simplifying what we understand about conditions of the conditions of the adult foot and ankle."  

-Samuel J. Chmell, MD, Doody's Book Review Service

About the Editors

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.