Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO)

​Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO), is an open access scholarly journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). This medical journal emphasizes surgical and medical management of foot and ankle disorders with a specific focus on reconstructive, trauma, and sports-related conditions utilizing the latest technological advances. FAO offers original peer-reviewed articles including: clinical and basic science research, meta-analyses, systematic and topical reviews, case reviews, hot topics, research designs and technique tips. This journal is an ideal resource for orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, and allied health providers interested in providing the latest in evidenced-based foot and ankle care.

The journal is under the direction of Editor-in-Chief L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD.


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

 Editorial Board


​L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, Chair, Editor-in-Chief
Timothy R. Daniels, MD, FRCSC
James K. DeOrio, MD
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
Timothy C. Fitzgibbons, MD
Andrew J. Goldberg, OBE, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Gerald F. Harris, PhD, PE
Beat Hintermann, MD           
Young Koo Lee, MD, PhD 
Shu-Yuan Li, MD, PhD
Terence Saxby, MBBS, FRACS(Orth)
Mihra S. Taljanovic, MD, PhD, FACR​


 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)


 Assistant Editors


Amietab A. Aiyer, MD
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

Jason R. Kerrigan, PhD
E. Meade Spratley, PhD

Biomechanics & Non-operative Treatment 
Christopher Neville, PT, PhD​​

New Technologies 
Jason T. Bariteau, MD​

Review Articles
Daniel C. Farber, MD

Special Projects
J. Turner Vosseller, MD


 Managing Editor


​Shera Palmer Cook




​L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ


 Open Access


​FAO is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity.

There is no fee to submit to FAO. If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is invoiced. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

Article processing charge (APC):

AOFAS members and articles cascaded from FAI: $650

Direct submissions from non-members: $1,000


 Member Benefit

​AOFAS membership dues include a discounted article processing charge for accepted articles.

 Membership Info

​For information and questions about membership, please email