This text/atlas presents the surgical procedures used by one of the world's foremost authorities on foot surgery for correcting a large, diverse group of foot and ankle disorders. For each disorder, Dr. Johnson details the steps required to arrive at the right choice of treatment. Then, he guides the reader step by step through the appropriate surgical procedure(s), discusses the technical aspects and difficulties of each procedure, and sets forth criteria for evaluating the surgical outcome. More than 750 illustrations--nearly 600 in full color--provide a surgeon's-eye view of the actual procedures.Dr. Johnson gives sound advice on frequently encountered dilemmas such as how to avoid the problems of hallux valgus surgery, how to improve the cure rate for interdigital neuroma, how to evaluate the symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, and how to choose among the treatment options available when the tibialis posterior tendon is torn. The various types of arthrodeses are described in detail, starting with the tibia to talar (ankle) arthrodeses and progressing to the interphalangeal arthrodeses of the great toe. Other chapters present case histories of surgery for rheumatoid arthritis of the forefoot and address important considerations in the surgical treatment of flexible flexed toe, claw toe, mallet toe, dislocated toe, splay toes, fifth toe deformities, ingrown toenail, mucous cyst, subungual exotosis, and dactylitis. The author also offers guidance on the use of the Mayo ankle prosthesis for replacement arthroplasty of the foot and ankle.