This practical text reviews the most recent literature supporting clinical decisions regarding over a dozen common foot and ankle conditions, along with presentations of the techniques themselves, both surgical and non-surgical. The conditions are presented anatomically from forefoot to ankle, beginning with issues surrounding toenails, such as fungal infection and treatment of ingrown toenails, then proceeds to discuss the toes and toe joints, including hammertoe fixation, 2nd MPJ pathology, and Lapidus bunionectomy. Treatmentsfor arthritis of the midfoot and flatfoot follow, along with arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the ankle, surgical and non-surgical approaches for Achilles tendon ruptures, and treatments for Charcot neuroarthropathy, clubfoot and general considerations of wound care of the foot and ankle. Throughout, an emphasis is placed on the best available evidence for each treatment strategy.
Evidence-Based Podiatry will be a valuable resource for podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and residents, fellows and trainees treating these common foot and ankle conditions.
Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, currently serves as Director of Clinical Affairs with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) in Bethesda, MD, USA. Dr. Tower received her doctorate in podiatric medicine from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2009 and went on to complete her residency training in Greeley, Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Tower continued her education at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice as the APMA Public Health Fellow where she earned her Master of Public Healthdegree. After her fellowship, Dr. Tower served as faculty at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine andpracticed as a community-based surgical podiatrist in Illinois. She then went on to establish a diabetic foot clinic and educate orthopedic residents at a large, tertiary academic medical center in New Hampshireprior to taking on a full-time role with APMA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
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