"The Foot and Ankle" is a volume in "Arthritis and Arthroplasty" - the first comprehensive series dealing with arthritis and arthroplasty in orthopaedic surgery. Christian Coetzee and Shepard R. Hurwitz present guidance on everything from patient selection and pre-operative planning to surgical approach and techniques. Clear, evidence-based coverage details which technology and methodology used for total joint replacement (TJR) or reconstruction is best for each patient. Access discussions of debates on minimally invasive surgery; whether metal/polyethylene, metal-metal, or ceramic-ceramic is the best/most appropriate bearing surface; cemented vs. uncemented fixation of the components; and, more. Explore alternatives to TJR in younger arthritic patients (e.g. arthroscopy, arthrodesis, osteotomy, and resurfacing) and view expertly narrated video demonstrations of surgical techniques. In addition to providing practical, pragmatic advice in a concise, readable format, this Expert Consult title offers the full text of the book, as well as links to PubMed and periodic content updates online.