Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle

by John Tassone Jr., DPM and Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, Editors

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Gain Confidence in Lower Extremity Ultrasound Interpretation:

  • Optimize the imaging capabilities of the ultrasound unit
  • Better identify normal anatomy
  • Ascertain common pathology of the lower extremity
  • Learn more about diagnostic ultrasonography of the human plantar fascia
  • Correlate ultrasound imaging with cadaver pictures to aid in learning sonographic appearance of anatomy

300 pages

Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle

Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle is a valuable resource that examines the proper ultrasound technique when imaging the lower extremity.

Editors John Tassone Jr. and Stephen L. Barrett, along with a group of ultrasound specialists, delve beyond identifying pathology and provide readers with an analysis correlating how the information gained from a lower extremity ultrasound can be used in surgical planning. Additional images provided by world-class sonographer Brian Kincaid supply further clarification and illustration of ultrasound imaging. The authors would like to acknowledge and thank the Anatomy Department at Midwestern University, Glendale Campus for the use of its gross anatomy laboratory and the prosected specimens which were photographed for inclusion in this book. And a special thanks goes to Michael Bodine for photographing the specimens.

A practicing podiatrist since 1997, John Tassone, Jr., DPM is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed  his residency at the McGuire VA Hospital in RIchmond, Virgina. He serves  as an associate professor at Midwestern Universtiy and an adjunct  professor in the Maricopa Community College system. Dr. Tassone lectures  nationally and is board certified in podiatry and lower extremity wound  care.

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and wound management. He earned his undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the University of Utah and his doctorate (cum laude) at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Barrett completed his residency at the Medical Arts/Danforth Hospital in Houston, followed by a post-doctoral MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He has trained thousands of surgeons throughout the world on techniques he invented and developed.

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Section 1 - Basics
1. Ultrasound Physics and Artifacts
2. Normal Anatomy

Section 2 - Pathology
3. Diagnostic Ultrasonography of Human Plantar Fascia
4. Achilles Tendon: Functional Anatomy and Novel Emerging Models of Imaging Classification
5. Ultrasound of the Peroneal Tendons
6. Sonographic Imaging of the Posterior Tibial Flexor Digitorum Longus, and Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendons
7. Sonography of Anterior Ankle and Dorsal Foot Pathology
8. Ankle Ligaments
9. Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Pathology in the Forefoot: Part 1
10. Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Pathology in the Forefoot: Part 2
11. Sonographic Anlysis of Soft Tissue Masses
12. Diagnostic Ultrasound and Lower Extremity Peripherial Nerve Diagnosis and Treatment
13. Diagnostic Ultrasonography: Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy
14. Using Real-Time Sonoelastography in Ultrasound Diagnostic Inaging of the Achilles Tendon and Heel Region

Section 3 - Appendices and Atlas
A. Common Ultrasound Terminology
B. Proper Documentation
Atlas of Ultrasound Pathology

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