Lesser Forefoot Surgery

by Joshua Gerbert, DPM, FACFAS, Editor (2009)

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This important work discusses the pathomechanics of the most common lesser forefoot pathologies which cannot be found in any current published textbook.

362 pages

Lesser Forefoot Surgery


  • Indications & contradictions for common surgical procedures utilized to correct lesser forefoot pathology
  • Detailed description of the surgical techniques
  • Discussion of recommended surgical postoperative management

This textbook is a compilation of 30 years of experiences by the members of the surgery department at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in evaluating and determining the most effective surgical therapies for the more common problems of the lesser forefoot.

Product Review:

To the best of my knowledge, Lesser Forefoot Surgery is the only textbook dedicated to the assessment and management of deformities of the digits and metatarsals two through five. In this text the well-known editor, Dr. Joshua Gerbert and contributors Drs. Burns, Clark and Jenkins share their expertise in well organized and readable format. The book will not only be of value to students and residents beginning their career, but will also provide advice and insight to the experienced foot surgeon. The textbook focuses not only on surgical procedures but on an understanding of the deformities, clinical assessment, and management options, as well as post operative management and complications. Although the text may focus on a small part of the human anatomy, the content presented is comprehensive. The text addresses the gamut of the pathology including management of digital deformities, metatarsalgia, metatarsal osteotomy, and Tailor's bunion to the more complex issues such as arthritic deformities, amputations and congenital deformities. The textbook is well written and well organized with abundant illustrations and photographs. The chapter formats are easy to follow and allows the reader to easily find exactly the topics they may be researching. I highly recommend this textbook to anyone who is interested in and performs foot surgery, either just starting out in their career or the experienced professional.

-- Vincent J. Hetherington DPM
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Department of Surgery
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Joshua Gerbert, DPM

Professor and Former Chair, Department of Podiatric Surgery, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA; Chief of Podiatric Surgery Department, St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Board certified in foot and ankle surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery; Private practice in San Francisco, CA

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