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Textbook of Bunion Surgery

"In-depth look at bunion deformity in an easy-to-reference format accessible to all readers"

Textbook of Bunion Surgery

Textbook of Bunion Surgery
Editor: Joshuat Gerbert

Publisher: W B Saunders Co; 3rd edition (January 2001); 512 pages

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Textbook of Bunion Surgery is a unique book that presents an in-depth look at bunion deformity in an easy-to-reference format accessible to all readers. You'll find the most current knowledge on patho-mechanics, conservative therapies, surgical therapies, and complications related to bunion management. Chapters in Textbook of Bunion Surgery follow a consistent format with many excellent drawings and photographs to illustrate the subject. This updated edition of Textbook of Bunion Surgery has been completely rewritten and revised, with new added topics and findings.

Features of Textbook of Bunion Surgery:

* Experienced foot surgeons have contributed chapters in their areas of expertise, sharing their knowledge and first-hand clinical experience.
* A detailed evaluation of the foot and bunion surgery allows you to understand how the various clinical and radiographic findings will help you select the best treatment for a patient.
* Biomechanical implications related to the bunion deformity give you an understanding of the pathomechanics of the deformity.
* Preoperative criteria for each procedure allow you to use specific, objective findings in selecting a surgical procedure.
* Techniques to control the variables related to bunion surgery allow you to utilise various pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative techniques to reduce the incidence of a poor surgical outcome.

Contents of Textbook of Bunion Surgery:

  Chapter 1: Preoperative Evaluation of the Bunion Patient
  Chapter 2: Specific Preoperative Considerations
  Chapter 3: Soft Tissue Bunion Procedures
  Chapter 4: Phalangeal Osteotomy Procedures
  Chapter 5: Austin-Type Bunionectomy
  Chapter 6: Osteotomies of the First Metatarsal Head
  Chapter 7: The SCARF Procedure
  Chapter 8: Closing Abductory Wedge Osteotomy of the First Metatarsal and Its Modifications
  Chapter 9: Crescentic Osteotomy of the First Metatarsal Base
  Chapter 10: Opening Abductory Wedge Osteotomy of the First Metatarsal Base
  Chapter 11: Double Osteotomy Procedure of the First Metatarsal
  Chapter 12: Lapidus Procedure
  Chapter 13: Keller Procedure
  Chapter 14: Implant Procedures
  Chapter 15: 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
  Chapter 16: Hallux Limitus / Hallux Rigidus
  Chapter 17: Hallux Varus
  Chapter 18: Intraoperative Complications
  Chapter 19: Implant Complications
  Chapter 20: Postoperative Complications

Book review of Textbook of Bunion Surgery from the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association:

"Twenty years after its first edition, this textbook is the product of only seven contributing authors who, still from the Department of Podiatric Surgery at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, represent a broader background of training and philosophy than in the two previous editions. All of the chapters have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect changes in the criteria and selection of procedures based on outcome studies and the authors' personal experiences.

A chapter on first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis is the lone new chapter while the large number of osteotomy procedures are presented with a good variety of fixation, including newer devices such as soft-tissue anchors and external fixators. Preoperative evaluation remains a strong feature, and there is a definitive reorganization and improvement in the chapters on lapidus and postoperative complications. Probably the most remarkable updates are evident in the ever-changing field of implant procedures, although the lack of a thorough evaluation of the newer two-component implants may be indicative of their general lack of acceptance to date.

Unfortunately, the chapter on implant complications is disappointingly shallow. Also lacking is an in-depth review of the anatomy of the deformity and the classic papers that defined it, as well as a chapter dealing with juvenile hallux abducto valgus. The illustrated drawings are generally clean and simple but lack uniformity, which can be distracting at times.

This reference textbook stands alone and has a nice format. Overall, it accomplishes the editor's goal "to enable students, residents and foot surgeons to better understand, evaluate, and treat the various bunion deformities with more predictable and favorable outcomes." In the future, look for good valid outcomes studies to better define the success of hallux abducto valgus surgery. "


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