Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle
5th Ed.
2014 © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Loretta B. Chou MD
ISBN-10: 1-62552-279-7 / ISBN-13: 978-1-62552-279-5


OKU: Foot and Ankle 5 provides a precise blend of relevant information, the current application of knowledge, and supporting references in an all-inclusive foot and ankle resource that will carry you from pre to post op, and everything in between. Developed by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society® (AOFAS) and published by AAOS, this comprehensive resource spans all facets of foot and ankle surgery, with concentrated coverage of significant developments from the past five years, condensed into a single volume for your convenience. Find evidence-based information, reinforced by recent prospective and randomized studies, on biomechanics and surgical techniques, special problems, and controversial topics, including:

  • • Ankle arthritis—expanded into two chapters! Includes joint preservation techniques, arthrodesis, and total ankle arthroplasty
  • • Osteochondral lesions of the talus
  • • Calcaneal fractures
  • • Talus fractures
  • • Sports injuries, disorders of the Achilles and peroneal tendons
  • • Ankle and foot arthroscopy, including tendoscopy

Chapters are written, edited, and peer reviewed by dedicated foot and ankle surgeons—all experts in the field. The result is a complete guide to the diagnosis, treatment and management of orthopaedic foot and ankle injuries and disorders, supported by the latest evidence.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 90/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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."

-- Mark Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) - Doody's Review


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.

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