1: Introduction, Michael Backhouse, Philip Helliwell, and Heidi Siddle
2: Current Concepts in Rheumatology, Philip Helliwell
3: Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle, James Pickering, Dave Roberts, and Jordan Fletcher
4: Normal Function and Movement, William Ledoux and Joseph Iaquinto
5: Osteoarthritis, Anne-Maree Keenan and Shannon Munteanu
6: Crystal Arthritis, Keith Rome and Edward Roddy
7: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Michael Backhouse and Heidi Siddle
8: The Foot in Spondyloarthropathy, Deborah Turner and Philip Helliwell
9: Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease, Begonya Alcacer-Pitarch, Edward Vital, and Maya Buch
10: Soft Tissue Disorders, Karl B Landorf, Anne-Maree Keenan, and Rebecca Kearney
11: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Gordon Hendry
12: Clinical Assessment, Lindsey Cherry, Lucy Gates, and Catherine Bowen
13: Imaging of Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle, Emma Rowbotham, Richard Wakefield, Andrew Grainger
14: Pathomechanics and Gait Analysis, Graham Chapman and Philip Helliwell
15: Foot Health Management, Heidi Siddle and Gordon Hendry
16: Surgery, Michael Backhouse and Nick Harris
17: Organising Care, Jane McAdam and Maggie Helliwell
Musculoskeletal foot pathology is endemic in patients with rheumatological conditions, with up to 90% of patients reporting current foot pain. However, foot pathology is often trivialised, despite the strong body of evidence showing foot problems are associated with reduced quality of life. The Foot and Ankle in Rheumatology is a unique, comprehensive, and detailed guide to all aspects of the management of foot and ankle pathologies in rheumatic conditions.
Written by a team of leading experts, this title provides international perspectives and current state of the art information on foot and ankle pathology across a range of conditions. With over 170 colour images and photographs, practical diagnostic and management techniques are clearly explained with references to the latest guidelines.
Rheumatology is a fast-evolving field, with major advances in treatment and management strategies. As the effective management of rheumatological foot and ankle disorders requires and integrated, disease-stage approach across a multidisciplinary team, the Foot and Ankle in Rheumatology has been designed to provide clear, practical, and evidence-based advice for a wide range of health professions, from podiatrists, rheumatologists, and orthopaedic surgeons to occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
• A unique and comprehensive guide to the management of foot and ankle pathologies across the rheumatic diseases.
• Written by an international team of leading experts in the field, to provide a broad range of perspectives on the most current research in the discipline.
• Extensively illustrated with high-quality illustrations and photographs to aid understanding of complex procedures.
• Relevant to a broad range of health professionals, from rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons to occupational and physiotherapists.
• Philip Helliwell is the Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, and an Honorary Consultant for the Bradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the Assessment of Spondyloarthropathy Society (ASAS), and the co-founder and Vice President of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA). He qualified in Oxford, working in London, Australia, and New Zealand before returning to the UK to working on psoriatic arthritis and biomechanics. Prof Helliwell is also the co-founder of the Leeds foot and ankle studies group and has published widely on foot and ankle problems in inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. He has contributed to several guidelines on management of foot and ankle problems in the UK.
• Dr Backhouse has a background in podiatry, and over a decade of experience in applied clinical research. This is highly multidisciplinary and ranges from large clinical trials, to imaging and mechanism of action studies, all aiming improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal disease and other long term conditions. This work has a strong focus on the foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis, including physical therapies, devices, and surgical interventions for lower limb pathologies. Prior to joining York Trials Unit, Mike was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds where he held two NIHR fellowships. Mike is an elected Fellow of the College of Podiatry and Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. Nationally he also works with the British Society for Rheumatology, NHS England, Health Education England, amongst others and is a Past President of British Health Professions in Rheumatology.
• Dr Heidi Siddle qualified as a Podiatrist from the University of Salford in 1998 and was awarded her PhD from the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds in 2013. Heidi is a Consultant Podiatrist in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has established an internationally renowned rheumatology foot clinic. Heidi has developed a successful clinical academic career and is an Associate Professor and lead for the Foot and Ankle Studies in Rheumatology (FASTER) program at the University of Leeds Heidi's research focuses on persistent foot and ankle disease in inflammatory arthritis and the use of ultrasound imaging to assess disease activity.