New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Second Edition
A decade has now passed since the publication of the first edition of New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. The long wait until this second edition is based on the fact that the techniques are truly new and require scientific evaluation of their efficacy. The first edition proved to be very successful and was sold out after a year.
Thanks to electronic media, it is no longer possible for the second edition to sell out.
New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Second Edition book is still not intended to be a «textbook », with complete and complex descriptions of pathology and treatment of foot and ankle diseases and injuries. Rather, it continues to be a vade mecum: a handbook reference for the practicing surgical specialist.
The existing standard techniques serve as a thread running through this book. New techniques sometimes require special technical skills, particularly for arthroscopic/endoscopic surgeries (such as for the Achilles tendon). These new techniques do not compete with old techniques, but instead represent a special set of tools for the experienced surgeon or for the surgeons who choose to use them.
New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Second Edition review
The title of this book alone, New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Second Edition, describes the objectives of the author and the publisher. New surgical techniques are described with particular attention to the experiences and opinions of the author with regard to technical execution. This book does not represent a systematic description of foot and ankle surgery. Rather, it highlights the preferences of the author with regard to current thinking and critical technical aspects.
In addition to describing technical steps, an additional objective is to clarify the surgical concept with regard to indications and aftercare.Operative orthopaedic surgeons should be able to use this book in daily practice. New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery is not intended to be a catechism; rather, it serves as an invitation for discussion and communication that will be reflected in future editions. When looking at individual chapters, one may note that the Achilles tendon chapter is relatively complete in itself.
In my opinion, this chapter may continue to be relevant for some time to come. In contrast, other chapters such as those concerning arthroscopy of the foot and ankle or ankle arthroplasty have a great potential for new future developments and will likely be updated constantly.