Osteomyelitis of the Foot and Ankle

Medical and Surgical Management

  • Troy J. Boffeli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Caitlin S. Garwood, Paul J. Kim
    Pages 1-11
  3. Emily A. Cook, Jill F. Ashcraft
    Pages 13-25
  4. Ryan R. Pfannenstein, Shelby B. Hyllengren, Troy J. Boffeli
    Pages 39-47
  5. Suzanne B. Keel
    Pages 49-53
  6. Chris A. Manu, David B. BanachBanach, Peter A. Blume, Baver E. Sumpio, Michael E. Edmonds
    Pages 55-65
  7. Jeremy J. Cook, Michael Sganga
    Pages 75-89
  8. Troy J. Boffeli, Jonathan C. Thompson
    Pages 91-98
  9. Lindsay Gates, Peter A. Blume, Bauer E. Sumpio
    Pages 99-111
  10. Noah G. Oliver, Corey M. Fidler, John S. Steinberg
    Pages 113-125
  11. Troy J. Boffeli, Jonathan C. Thompson
    Pages 127-137
  12. Rachel C. Collier, Jessica A. Tabatt
    Pages 139-156
  13. Laurence G. Rubin, Allen M. Jacobs
    Pages 157-165
  14. Troy J. Boffeli, Shelby B. Hyllengren, Matthew C. Peterson
    Pages 167-196
  15. Kyle W. Abben, Troy J. Boffeli
    Pages 197-216
  16. Troy J. Boffeli, Jonathan C. Thompson
    Pages 217-228
  17. Troy J. Boffeli, Jessica A. Tabatt, Kyle W. Abben
    Pages 229-251
  18. Troy J. Boffeli, Brett J. Waverly
    Pages 253-282
  19. Troy J. Boffeli, Kevin J. Mahoney
    Pages 283-296
  20. Troy J. Boffeli, Rachel C. Collier
    Pages 297-323
  21. Ryan R. Pfannenstein, Kevin J. Mahoney, Troy J. Boffeli
    Pages 325-337
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 339-346

About this book


Providing specific treatment protocols that can be individualized to a particular patient’s condition after consideration of the entire clinical picture, this how-to guide focuses on a variety of challenging and controversial situations related to the treatment of patients with osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle. Covering everything from diagnostic and imaging techniques to medical and surgical management strategies, the image-heavy format of this text is of real value, providing a unique look into the treatment protocols discussed. The chapters are organized based on anatomic location of the wound and infection, allowing clinicians easy access to relevant treatment options. Some of the topics included cover:

  • How to diagnose osteomyelitis early in the course of disease without unnecessary tests or harmful biopsy procedures
  • How to avoid excessive cost and side effects associated with antibiotics for various clinical conditions that are better treated surgically  
  • How to minimize the risk of recurring wounds and infection yet preserve optimal foot function after surgery
  • How to incorporate advanced techniques like flap surgery, minimally invasive procedures, or local delivery of antibiotics, using case examples that highlight alternative surgical approaches

Carefully selected based on expertise, background, and clinical focus, the contributors are both thought leaders and clinicians who deal with foot and ankle osteomyelitis on a daily basis. As such, Osteomyelitis of the Foot and Ankle will be an invaluable resource for podiatric foot and ankle surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and the entire care team with practical guidelines to treat both chronic wounds with low grade bone infection and acute limb threatening infections.


Bone biopsy Bone infection Chopart's amputation Diabetic ulcer Hematogenous osteomyelitis Heterotopic ossification Osteomyelitis Post-operative osteomyelitis Septic joint Trauma-related osteomyelitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Troy J. Boffeli
    • 1
  1. 1.Regions Hospital/HealthPartnersInstitute for Education and ResearchSt. PaulUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18926-0
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