Recent trends in foot and ankle orthopaedics for an Indian perspective

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2022 | page: 53-55 | Pascal DeNiese


Author: Pascal DeNiese [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Pascal DeNiese,
Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Foot and ankle orthopaedics in India is a rapidly growing and relatively new field being pursued by the Orthopaedic surgeon in view of the pateints recognizing the need for specialized treatment. The article attempts to guide the orthopaedic surgeon with a few commonly occurring conditions with evidence based medicine. This narrative review was performed following a literature search in the Pubmed database and Medline using the mentioned keywords. Related articles were then reviewed.

Keywords: Foot and ankle orthopaedics, Syndesmotic injuries, Ankle instability, Internal bracing, Standing CT Scans, Plantar fasciitis, Ankle arthroplasty, Ankle arthroscopy


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How to Cite this article: DeNiese P. Recent trends in foot and ankle orthopaedics for an Indian perspective. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-Jun 2022;7(1):53-55.

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