Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle 5

ISBN: 9781625522795
ISBN-10: 1625522797
Copyright: 2014
Edition: 1st
Editor: Chou, Loretta B.
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 90
Reviewer: Mark Hutchinson,  MD  (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
The Orthopaedic Knowledge Update series from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has become the go-to review and reference to maintain currency in the field of orthopedics or to prepare for in-training, boards, and recertification examinations. This subspecialty edition is dedicated to issues of the foot and ankle and is coproduced by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Timely updates such as this are invaluable.
According to the editor, the purpose is to provide a comprehensive evaluation and summary that orthopedic surgeons should find helpful in keeping current with the literature and providing care for their patients.
The intended audience is obviously residents in training, fellows, and established orthopedic surgeons. It will have a particular appeal for those preparing for an exam. The editor has brought together a talented group of well-known foot and ankle experts as well as younger, up-and-coming superstars. This author mix helps to provide a nice blend of foundational standards and the most current thoughts in the literature.
The broad review is broken down sequentially, as expected, with subsections of anatomy and general foot and ankle issues, neuromuscular issues related to foot and ankle problems, degenerative causes, problems of the forefoot, trauma, sports-related issues, and an eclectic mix of special issues including tumors, amputations, and nail and skin issues peculiar to the foot and ankle.
Overall, this is a wonderful review that is a helpful addition to the orthopedic library. I recommend it strongly as an extension of the OKU series. This book and the entire OKU series provide a great foundation for review and preparation for all exams as well as a great way to keep current.
Review Questionnaire
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1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 8
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book 4
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 8