[Skip to Navigation]
December 4, 1967

Foot Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management

Author Affiliations

Gastonia, NC

JAMA. 1967;202(10):994. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130230120042

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Physicians who advise or treat patients with foot complaints will find this compendium a useful guide to the assessment and management of foot disorders.

Introductory sections present basic anatomy, physiology, and development of the foot. Pediatricians and family physicians will appreciate the clear delineation of the normal from the abnormal foot at various ages.

Subsequent chapters, arranged according to the age of the patient, discuss specific problems. For example, in the portion of the book which deals with children, the club-foot, calcaneovalgus, congenital rigid flatfoot, and pronated foot are among the subjects covered. The foot in cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurologic disorders are a few of the topics reviewed in other sections. After reading a discussion, the reader can make an intelligent diagnosis and a decision about the treatment of a specific disorder.

Each chapter, written by an authority, reflects the author's viewpoint and may differ from common