Curbside Consultation of the Foot and Ankle: 49 Clinical Questions1st Edition
by George B. Holmes
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional foot and ankle references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation of the Foot and Ankle: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the tricky questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between orthopedic surgeons.
Drs. George B. Holmes, Jr. and Simon Lee have designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the foot and ankle. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the foot and ankle with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.
Curbside Consultation of the Foot and Ankle: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, foot and ankle specialists, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered: • When do you do an allograft or autograft talar transplantation graft for a failed osteochondral talar lesion?
• How do you treat an athlete with chronic lateral foot overload and peroneal tendonitis with a cavovarus foot?
• How do you fix your syndesmotic injuries? Can I use tight-ropes now?
• I have a 63 year old patient who had an ankle fracture 20 years ago. They are ready for a major procedure now. Should I perform an ankle arthrodesis or should I refer her out to someone for a total ankle arthroplasty? What are your criteria for a total ankle arthroplasty?
• Do I need to use bone graft in foot and ankle surgery, autologous or allograft? What graft should I use?