Foot & Ankle International (FAI)

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The official journal of the AOFAS, Foot & Ankle International (FAI)® emphasizes surgical and medical management as well as basic clinical research related to Foot and Ankle problems. The Society's monthly journal publishes the broadest spectrum and highest quality of foot and ankle research in the US and abroad.​

The journal is under the direction of Editor-in-Chief David Thordarson, MD.


View FAI® online!

FAI has moved to a new website with a new look and features to enhance your reading experience. Along with the valuable articles you've come to expect from FAI, the new site has a responsive design that will automatically resize to your device, a clean, fresh reading experience, and new features including Altmetrics and ORCID.

AOFAS Members: Online access to ​FAI is a benefit of your membership. To view FAI online, sign in to the AOFAS website (via the link at the top of this page), go to the Members Only section and click on the FAI link.

Individual FAI Subscribers: Click here. (No​nmembers only)

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FAI® Podcasts

Listen to the latest FAI podcast!.
Each issue of FAI now includes a podcast for a featured article. Gain insight into vital articles by listening for free, then AOFAS members and FAI subscribers can download and read the full article at no cost.
Chec​k back every month for the new featured author interview podcast and delve deeper into an article.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Editorial Questions
Editorial questions may be directed to Shera Palmer Cook, FAI Managing Editor, at the AOFAS office via email or contact by phone: 847-430-5086.

Member Subscription Information 

AOFAS member inquiries, change of address, back issues claims and membership renewal requests should be addressed to AOFAS at, tel. 800-235-4855.

Non-member Subscription Information 

Subscription inquiries, orders, back issues, claims and renewals should be addressed to SAGE Publications at, tel. 800-818-SAGE (7243) and 805-499-0721.​


 Editorial Board

 David B. Thordarson, MD, Chair
Kristian Buedts, MD
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Michael S. Pinzur, MD
Kodali S. Prasad, MD
Charles L. Saltzman, MD
Robert A. Vander Griend, MD
Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC
William R. Ledoux, PhD (ex-officio)
Robin M. Queen, PhD (ex-officio) 


 Managerial Board


James W. Brodsky, MD, Chair
Michael S. Aronow, MD
Timothy R. Daniels, MD
John Early, MD
James R. Holmes, MD​
Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD
Brian C. Toolan, MD
E. Greer Richardson, MD (ex-officio)
David Thordarson, MD (ex-officio)
L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD (ex-officio)


 Associate Editors


Christopher Bibbo, DO
John T. Campbell, MD
Steven L. Haddad, MD
Sheldon S. Lin, MD
Nicola Maffulli, MD, MS, PhD, FRCP, FRCS(Orth)
Michael S. Pinzur, MD
Elly Trepman, MD
Robert A. Vander Griend, MD
Arthur K. Walling, MD​ 


 Assistant Editors


Patrick B. Ebeling, MD

Current Concept Review
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Brian C. Toolan, MD

Foot Forum
Michael S. Pinzur, MD

Gait Studies
Robin M. Queen, PhD

Kodali S. Prasad, MD

Surgical Strategies
Eric Giza, MD
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD

Video Content
Charles L. Saltzman, MD


 Managing Editor

Shera Palmer Cook 



2017 CME Exam Now Available

2016 Exam Still Available
10 hours per exam: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit​
AOFAS Members: Sign in at the top of this page, then visit the Members Only section and select the links to CME exams and access information.




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David B. Thordarson, MD

Professor, Division of Orthopedics
Department of Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, Calif.


 About FAI


​In circulation since 1980, FAI offers peer-reviewed articles focusing on areas of interest such as surgery, wound-care, bone healing, sports medicine, pain management, in-office orthotic systems, and diabetes. FAI is owned and copyrighted by the AOFAS.


 Member Benefit


AOFAS membership dues include monthly delivery of the print FAI journal to your preferred mailing address.

AOFAS members receive free online access to FAI and archives.


 Membership Info


For information and questions about membership, please email ​