The Gastrocnemius is the largest and most superficial of calf muscles and the main propellant in walking and running. This issue of Foot and Ankle Clinics will cover everything from the anatomy and biomechanics to surgical techniques.
Topics include: Hammer Toe Surgery: Arthroplasty, Arthrodesis, or Plantar Plate Repair?; End Stage Hallux Rigidus: Cheilectomy, Implant or Arthrodesis?; Early Weightbearing of the Lapidus Arthrodesis; Is it Feasible?; End Stage Ankle Arthritis; Exostectomy, Implant or Arthrodesis?; Gastrocnemius Recession or Tendo-Achilles Lengthening for the Diabetic Foot?; Subtalar Joint Arthroeresis and its Role in Pediatric or Adult population; and Diabetic Charcot Foot and Ankle Reconstruction: Internal, External or Combined Fixation?