Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific)

by Mandeep S Dhillon

Aims & Scope

Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia-Pacific) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on all aspect of the foot and ankle clinical research. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed work focused on diverse foot and ankle issues. It covers all aspects of the subjects from basic science to clinical management as well as the broad areas of the epidemiology related to foot and ankle care. The journal provides essential readership to orthopaedic surgeons interested in foot and ankle and its disorders. It is a leading source for original clinically oriented articles on art and science of ankle and foot surgery, with focused interest in problems related to this geographical region and other under-developed countries.

The journal aims to publish manuscripts focused on foot and ankle problems, to promote research articles, unique case reports, trend setting articles presenting new research ideas, preclinical research articles showing theoretical or experimental knowledge contributing to the development of a treatment modality and over and above to cater the needs of medical personnel interested in foot and ankle surgery. The journal provides regular reviews by acknowledged experts, encourage peer-reviewed original articles, publishes symposia on relevant topics and also provide a forum for discussion with letters to the editor.

Ownership and Management

The Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery (Asia-Pacific) is owned and managed under the auspices of Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS) focusing on all aspect of the foot and ankle clinical research, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society

The Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS) was first conceived in 1979 by Professor Sureshwar Pandey at Eastbourne, U.K. With international support from Mr. B. Helal and Dr. Valente Valenti, Professor Pandey ventured into forming the Indian Foot Society. He took on the arduous task of organizing the Society of the Foot Surgeons of India. The Secretary General of C.I.P. announced the official formation of the Indian Foot Society on November 2, 1987, at the Calcutta Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference in the presence of Rev. Mother Teresa. The society's name changed to Indian Foot and Ankle Society in 2010, and it was officially registered in Ranchi. 
Since 2010, the IFAS has grown from a small subspecialty to a rapidly growing subspecialty. In 2017, the Indian Foot and Ankle Society formed an alliance with the Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Society and became associated with other like-minded foot-ankle societies and the official Journal of the Society, JFAS AP became the mouth piece of most Asia Pacific Foot societies or Foot sections of National societies. The society has 900-plus members and is one of the fastest-growing subspecialties in India. Various cadaveric Basic to advance courses has become a regular feature along with the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society since 2018. In 2022, IFAS has started its own IFAS Basic course to propagate the knowledge of the intricacies of foot and ankle to young orthopaedic surgeons. 
The true mirror of any academic society is its academic documentation and publications. With this fact in mind, an idea was mooted at the inception of the society itself to bring out a journal on foot and ankle problems and related research as its official publication. So, the maiden issue of the Journal of Foot Surgery was released at the first academic conference at Cuttack by the doyen of Indian orthopaedics and the past President of SICOT, Mr. K. T. Dholakia, on October 23, 1986. The journal was regularly published , initially as one issue per year. As the association with regional societies became prominent, the name of the journal was changed to Journal Foot and Ankle Surgery, Asia Pacific in 2014. Starting with 2 issues every year, JFAS-AP has now evolved to 4 issues per year since 2021, with contributions from all over the world and multiple Guest Editors from Asia Pacific-regions, the Americas, Europe, and South America.
The Indian Foot and Ankle Society is now looking beyond its borders to develop the foot and ankle subspecialty.

About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open 0access. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery (Asia-Pacific) publishes quarterly focusing on all aspects of foot and ankle clinical research.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2348-280X
    Speciality Orthopedics, Surgery
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10040

Mandeep S Dhillon
ORCiD 0000-0002-2592-1362
Professor & Head
Department of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India

Editorial Advisory Board

Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong
ORCiD 0000-0003-0343-7470
Associate Professor, Past president of Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgery (AFFAS)
Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation department
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, THAILAND

Kang lai Tang
General Secretary,Asia-Pacific Society for Foot and Ankle SurgeonsVice President, Chinese Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society; President, Chinese Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Vice President, Chinese Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society; President, Chinese Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Shapingba District
Chongqing 400038, China

Vinod Panchbhavi
ORCiD 0000-0003-2420-7316
Professor & Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Associate Editors 

Siddhartha Sharma
ORCiD 0000-0002-5145-2600
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Ajoy SM
ORCiD 0000-0003-2553-6963
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Ramaiah Tissue Bank Coordinator and QCO, Ramaiah Tissue Bank

Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS)

MS Malhar Dave
Consultant Orthopaedics and Foot and ankle Surgery
Abhishek Hospital, Vadodara, India

Kumar Shantanu Anand
MS (Orth.), Dip.SICOT. APSS-Medtronic Spine Fellowship (Year 2016), APOA-Melbourne Foot & Ankle Fellowship (Year 2019)
Immediate Past Secretary- Indian Foot and Ankle Society
Member- APOA Foot and Ankle Council, Consultant- Anand Hospital, Purnea-854301, Bihar
Anand Hospital, Purnea-854301, Bihar

Inderjit Singh
Senior consultant
Guru Nanak Hospital, Palwal, Haryana, India

Rahul Upadhyay
Consultant Orthopaedics and Chief of Foot and Ankle services
Rajasthan Hospital Jaipur
Director Foot and Ankle Injury Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Rajeev Vohra
ORCiD 0000-0002-4999-1525
Senior Consultant Orthopaedics
Head Foot and Ankle Unit
Amandeep Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Assistant Editors

Sandeep Patel
ORCiD 0000-0002-9312-9019
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Abhijit Bandyopadhyay
ORCiD 0000-0002-0827-1564
Orthopedic Trauma and Foot Ankle Surgeon
Woodlands Multi Speciality Hospital, Kolkata, India

Malaysian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (MOFAS)

Khairul Faizi Mohammad
ORCiD 0000-0002-5124-5708
Chair AOT, Malaysia Head
Kuala Lumpur Foot Ankle Clinic (KLFAC),Pantai Hospitals, Kuala Lumpur,

Yeo Pin Chua
Adjunct Associate Professor
Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway University

Low Tze Choong

Aminuddin Che Ahmad
 Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus, Malaysia

Indonesian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (INAFAS)

Ihsan Oseman
President IOFAS, Assistant Professor Head, Foot and ankle division
Department Orthopaedic and Traumatology
CIpto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia , Jakarta

Andre Triadi Desnantyo
Assistant ProfessorLower extremity division
Department Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Dr Sutomo Hospital University of Airlangga , Surabaya, Indonesia


Xavier Martin
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Federico Giuseppe Usuelli
Casco - Foot and Ankle Unit IRCCS Galeazzi
Milan, Italy

Tim Schepers
ORCiD 0000-0003-1172-4939
Assistant Professor, Trauma Surgeon
Department of Surgery
"Amsterdam UMC location AMC, Amsterdam the Netherlands"
Amsterdam the Netherlands

Panagiotis Symeonidis
ORCiD 0000-0002-5762-7627
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
St. Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Osteon Clinic, Athens, Greece

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society of Singapore (OFASS)

Gowreeson Thevendran
ORCiD 0000-0001-9736-2814
Education Academy Chair, SICOT & Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics
Island Orthopaedic Group, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Foot Section of Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society

Murtuza Choudhury
Department of Orthopaedics
Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Amjad Hossain
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Labaid Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Philippines Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (POFAS)

Carlo Angelo V. Borbon
Philippine Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Makati Medical Center, Manila Phillipines

William T. Lavadia
Founder Vice President and Charter officer
Manila Phillipines

Jovito Ramil B Paz
Phillipine Orthopaedic Center, Manila Phillipines

Foot Section of Nepal Orthopaedic Association

Ramesh P Singh
ORCiD 0000-0001-7000-9770
Professor, Head, President (Orthopedic Association of SAARC), Past President Nepal Orthopedic Association 
Nepal Medical College & Teaching Hospital, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bachhu Ram KC
Kathmandu, Nepal

Prashit Rajbhandary
Kathmandu, Nepal

Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot" (JSSF)

Satoru Ozeki
President JSSF, Professor
First Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center

Toru Sato
Chair AO Trauma
Japan Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Hospital : Okayama Medical Center,

Masato Takao
President of CARIFAS
Clinical and Research Institute for Foot & Ankle Surgery)Jujo Hospital
341-1, Mangoku, Kisarazu, Chiba, 292-0003, Japan

Thailand Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (ThOFAS)

Sukij Laohachareonsombat
President THOFAS

Tanawat Vaseenon
Associate Professor, Head of Foot ankle surgery
Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of medicine
Chiang Mai University

Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Leslie Grujic
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
North Shore Private and Macquarie University Hospitals
Sydney, Australia

Andrew OPPY
ORCiD 0000-0002-4190-364X
Deputy Director of Trauma, Orthopaedic trauma lead
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epworth Hospital , Australia
Melbourne, Australia

W.H.B Edwards
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
132 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Harvinder Bedi
ORCiD 0000-0003-3551-5154
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
"Box Hill Hospital, Nelson Road Box Hill, Melbourne Australia"
Nelson RoadBox Hill, Melbourne Australia

Vietnam Orthopaedic Association

Prof Do Hung
Cho Ray hospital Ho Chi Minh

Nguyen Vinh Thong
Vice President of VOA President of Hochiminh Orthopaedic Association (HOA)
Orthopaedic adviser of Saigon Ito Hospital

South America and USA

Dr. Selene Parekh 
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Princeton, NJ USA
707 Hunters Glen Drive, plainsboro NJ 08536 USA

Sheldon Lin
Chief Foot & Ankle Division
Rutgers New Jersy medical School
Newark, USA

Ashish Shah
Associate Professor Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Alabama, Alabama, Birmingaham, AL

Marcos Hideyo Sakaki
Departament of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 
Clinics Hospital of University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


Kartik Hariharan
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board,Newport South Wales, UK
South Wales, UK

Jitendra Mangwani
ORCiD 0000-0002-3960-3023
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Trauma and Orthopaedics
University Hospitals of Leicester Leicester

Sunil Dhar
Past President British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,
Nottingham University Hospitals
Nottingham, UK

Maneesh Bhatia
"Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon"
Leicestershire & Rutland University Hospitals Leicester, UK
Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW UK

Middle East and Africa

Husam Darwish
Assistant Professor and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

Ossama El Shazly
Foot and Ankle Consultant Professor Orthopedics
Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt

Ahmed Kholief
Member AOTRC, Egypt

Managing Editor

Mr Gautam Upadhyay
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India

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