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To ensure medical accuracy each chapter was reviewed by an orthopaedic foot and ankle expert who was not involved in the creation of the material. These reviewers were asked to read the chapter with one overriding goal in mind: to detect errors. We are grateful to our chapter editors, listed below:
Christopher Arena MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon affiliated with the Penn State Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Arena reviewed Achilles Tendon Disorders.
Joseph Bernstein, MD, FACS is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jean Brilhault MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Faculté de Médecine de Tours, Université F. Rabelais. Dr. Brilhault reviewed Achilles Tendon Rupture.
Michael Castro DO is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Summit Orthopedics. Dr. Castro reviewed Ankle Sprains.
Daniel Cuttica MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center Dr. Cuttica reviewed Diabetic Foot Disorders.
Gwyneth deVries MD FRCSC is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. She is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. Dr. deVries reviewed Metatarsal Fractures.
Christopher DiGiovanni MD is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman (Academic Affairs) at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital & Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. DiGiovanni reviewed Morton’s Neuroma.
John Early MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Texas Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Early reviewed Plantar Fasciitis.
Daniel Farber MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor at Penn Medicine Orthopedics. Dr. Farber reviewed Stress Fractures of the foot.
Daniel Guss MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Guss reviewed Stress Fractures of the foot.
Kamran Hamid MD is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hamid reviewed Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Kenneth Hunt MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Chief of Foot & Ankle at University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Hunt reviewed Tendinitis of the foot and ankle (non-Achilles).
Paul Juliano MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor, Vice Chairman, Residency Director at Penn States Hershey Bone and Joint Institute. Dr. Juliano reviewed Achilles Tendon Disorders.
Robert Leland MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics. Dr. Leland reviewed Ankle Fractures.
Vincent Mosca MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Seattle Children's Center. Dr Mosca reviewed Clubfoot.
David Oji MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Oji reviewed Diabetic Foot Disorders.
Mark Perry MD is a Foot and Ankle Specialist at the University of South Alabama Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Perry reviewed Disorders of the great toe.
Ariel Palanca MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University of Medicine. Dr. Palanca reviewed Disorders of the lesser toes.
Vinod Panchbhavi MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor, and Chief of Foot and Ankle Services at University of Texas. Dr. Panchbhavi reviewed Clubfoot.
Stephen Pinney MD MEd FRCS(C) is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for the Orthopaedic Service Line at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco CA. He is also Editor in Chief of FootEducation.com. Dr. Pinney reviewed Anatomy, Biomechanics, Arthrosis of the ankle and hindfoot, and Hindfoot fractures.
Lance Silverman MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Silverman Ankle & Foot. Dr. Silverman reviewed Metatarsal Fractures.
David Townshend MBBS FRCS is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and Trauma Consultant at Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust. Dr. Townshend reviewed Plantar Fasciitis.
Anthony Van Bergeyk MD is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at Rainier Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Van Bergeyk reviewed Rheumatoid disorders of the foot and ankle.
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