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March 2023

Applied Translational Research in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Donald D. Anderson, PhD, Editor

Present-day Orthopedic Foot and Ankle clinical practice is built upon over a century of research, much of that research involving anatomic and cadaveric studies subject to historical limitations that challenge the veracity of its findings. This is not to disrespect those who did the research or the clinical advances it spurred. It is rather simply a statement of cold hard truth. State-of-the-art mechanical testing, biology, imaging, and modeling capabilities have greatly expanded the rigor with which research can be done over the past three decades since I graduated from the University of Iowa with my PhD in mechanical engineering. These new capabilities afford new opportunities to better understand the complex and foundational interplay of biology and mechanics in the foot and ankle, which can lead to evidence-based practice improvements. With an eye admittedly more toward biomechanics (my own specialty), this issue of Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America aims to survey some of the latest and greatest work in this context.

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Foot and Ankle Clinics updates you on the latest trends in orthopedic patient management, keeps you up to date on the newest surgical advances, and provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Published four times a year—in March, June, September, and December—each issue focuses on a single topic in foot and ankle surgery, from fractures, dislocations, sprains, and amputations, through arthritis, nerve disorders, and congenital deformities. Foot and Ankle Clinics is edited by Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto.


This inaugural edition of the Foot and Ankle Clinics Podcast features discussion with Consulting Editor Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto, along with Drs. Mark Easley and Federico Usuelli, and former, and series founding Consulting Editor, Mark Myerson. Articles available at:  Twitter: @SurgicalClinics

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