The purpose of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive source which encompasses the basic principles for the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. This text has been prepared by a panel of world-renowned clinicians, educators and researchers who are recognized experts in their respective fields. The textbook is planned to be a comprehensive work for use by students, residents, practitioners, physicians and health care professionals who render foot care. This textbook is written in outline form which is unique to podiatric medical writing. The format allows a large amount of information to be condensed into a single, practical and manageable volume.