Handbook of foot and ankle orthopedics by Rajiv Shah

By Rajiv Shah

Foot and ankle orthopedics is the quickest constructing orthopedic subspecialty within the Asia-Pacific quarter and the instruction manual of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics is designed to be an integral advisor for all basic in addition to expert orthopedicians.

The guide covers a variety of issues, together with the overall ideas of foot and ankle exam, their research, motive of prescription of foot and ankle orthotics, a number of malunions, administration of foot and ankle trauma, prognosis, and the administration of universal foot and ankle infections. It additionally explains the paintings of arthrodesis in a concise but finished demeanour. Its content material is equipped in a pointwise structure, supported through algorithms, tables, illustrations and genuine scientific photos for simple and speedy reference through orthopedic surgeons. The chapters are contributed through internationally-renowned authors with years of medical experience.

Salient features

  • Comprehensive wisdom of all universal and intricate foot and ankle difficulties encountered often orthopedic practice.
  • Clear objectives and ideas of administration besides therapy recommendations according to the assets on hand in constructing countries.
  • A basic method of analysis and differential analysis of problems.
  • Special 'Tips and methods' part summarizing the details at a number of areas inside and on the finish of chapters.

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4mm Medial clear space (> 4mm) Fig. 32 Figure shows medial clear space evaluation. Radiology in Foot and Ankle 37 Talocrural Angle It is the angle between the distal tibial articular surface and a line from tips of medial and lateral malleoli, which is normally 83 ± 4 degrees. It should also be compared with the opposite side (Fig. 33). Ankle Instability Sign Comparison of medial clear space to the width of ankle joint space between superior surface of the talus and inferior surface of the tibia is done.

19 Examination while sitting. 14 Chapter 1 Special Tests for Foot and Ankle Examination Some special tests are illustrated in Figs. 35. Thompson’s test: This test is performed by squeezing of the calf, which shows plantar flexion of the heel. This means that the tendo Achilles is intact and not ruptured (Fig. 20). Fig. 20 Thompson’s test. Silfverskiold’s test: This test is done for passive ankle dorsiflexion with knee in extension and in flexion to differentiate tightness or contracture of only the gastrocnemius or both gastrocnemius and soleus (Fig.

Cortical bony outline is poorly defined by MRI unlike by CT scan and USG. Soft-tissue calcifications and small intra-articular loose bodies will produce same low-density signals in T1 and T2 imaging studies in MRI unlike in CT scan or plain radiographs. 5. 5 Advantages and disadvantages of MRI Advantages Disadvantages No ionizing radiation involved Expensive Excellent depiction of the intra- and extraarticular soft-tissue anatomy, including the articular cartilage Contraindicated in patients with pacemakers and cochlear implants Allows visualization of bone marrow Longer scanning time Provides a global view of the evaluated area Patients with claustrophobia Newer imaging sequences allow functional imaging like cartilage mapping Postoperative ankle with metallic hardware Inability to detect soft-tissue calcification How to Read and Evaluate Foot and Ankle MRI?

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