This definitive text pulls together up-to-date research on medical issues related to the unstable ankle and features contributions from an array of leading physicians and rehabilitation professionals. Edited by two orthopedic surgeons who are internationally respected specialists on sport-related and ankle injuries, The Unstable Ankle may be the most comprehensive book available on the subject.
Editors Nyska and Mann present the latest knowledge on ankle instability with emphasis on conservative treatment and preventive measures. The book's 35 chapters provide valuable information on the causes of ankle instability, evaluation and diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, rehabilitation, and prevention.
Complete and practical, The Unstable Ankle addresses ankle instability problems in a variety of patient populations, including children and adolescents. Special consideration is given to at-risk individuals in selected sports and occupations.
Physicians and other medical team members who work with ankle problems will gain a better understanding of when conservative treatment is appropriate—which is most of the time—and how to rehabilitate at the lowest possible physical, emotional, and financial cost to patients. When surgical intervention is required, this text will guide professionals on the appropriate application of techniques.
The book thoroughly discusses the role of physical therapists and other allied health professionals in treatment of ankle instability. Appropriate exercises for different degrees of instability with different etiologies are described in detail.
This important text includes the following features:
Three sections dealing with the structure and function of the ankle, prevention of injury, acute ankle sprains, chronic ankle instability, staging, treatment, and evaluation
Liberal illustrations—236 in total—that eliminate ambiguity and add to the clarity of the information presented
Step-by-step procedural descriptions of four operations and extensive discussion of arthroscopic reconstruction
This authoritative text will build the confidence of the entire medical team and help members work together to diagnose, treat, and prevent ankle instability with the patient's best interests in mind.