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Ankle Arthroscopy

Techniques Developed by the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School

  • Excellent diagnostic and operating manual

  • Presents the state of the art approach to ankle arthroscopy, proven to give rise to fewer complications than other methods

  • Provides clear step-by-step instructions with the help of numerous high-quality illustrations

  • Written by an author recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader in the field


Table of contents

  1. Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy

    1. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 283-289
    2. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 291-292
  2. Other Endoscopic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 295-308
    3. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 309-315
    4. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 317-333
    5. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 335-353
    6. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 355-363
    7. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 365-374
    8. C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 375-385
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 397-408

About this book


Ankle injuries are often sport related and pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Over the past 25 years, Niek van Dijk, founder of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School and author of this book, has developed a new philosophy of ankle arthroscopy. It entails a comprehensive approach which includes various diagnostic strategies and the application of a number of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. The procedures are based on research programs and long-term outcome studies performed at the Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam. Use of these techniques has spread throughout the world; they are now recognized as the state of the art and have been used to treat many leading professional athletes.


This diagnostic and operating manual presents the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School approach for a wide variety of ankle and hindfoot problems. Clear step-by-step instructions are provided with the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, most of which are in color. Access to a web-based educational site is also available to readers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Amsterdam Academic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD, is Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of the Orthopaedic Department of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam. Dr. van Dijk is a specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, foot & ankle and sports medicine. His department has treated many professional athletes from all over the world. He undertook his professional training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Academic Medical Center of the University Hospital of Amsterdam and in 1994 completed his PhD on “diagnostic strategies in patients with severe ankle sprain.” In 1998 he founded the Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam (ORCA) and has been Director of the Center since then. He became a full professor in 2002. Dr. van Dijk is a past President of the Dutch Orthopaedic Society, the Dutch Arthroscopic Society, and the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation. He is board member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and President of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for chronic ankle injuries have been a prominent focus of his research. Dr. van Dijk on average presents 25 international invited lectures each year and has published more than 250 scientific articles in indexed publications.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Book Subtitle Techniques Developed by the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School
  • Authors C. Niek van Dijk
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-35988-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50852-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-35989-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 408
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 319 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
    Traumatic Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the book reviews:

“This book details the diagnosis and arthroscopic treatment of ankle disorders. … The audience includes foot and ankle surgeons, sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, and general orthopedists caring for patients with foot and ankle disorders. … I highly recommend it to all without reservation.” (Edward Abraham, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)