Foot & Ankle International (FAI)


The official journal of the AOFAS®, 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.


To view FAI® online:

AOFAS Members: Sign in at the top of the AOFAS screen then click on the direct FAI® online link from the Members Only page.

Authors should go to:

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Editorial Questions

Editorial questions may be directed to Shera Palmer Cook, FAI Managing Editor, at the AOFAS office via email or tel.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.​


 Managerial Board


James W. Brodsky, MD, Chair
Robert B. Anderson, MD
Donald R. Bohay, MD
J. Chris Coetzee, MD
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
Keith L. Wapner, MD
E. Greer Richardson, MD (ex-officio)
David B.Thordarson, MD (ex-officio)


 Editorial Board


​David B. Thordarson, MD, Chair
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
J. Chris Coetzee, MD
Michael S. Pinzur, 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)





 Associate Editors

Christopher Bibbo, DO
John T. Campbell, MD
J. Chris Coetzee, MD
Steven L. Haddad, MD
Sheldon S. Lin, MD
Michael S. Pinzur, MD
Elly Trepman, MD
Robert A. Vander Griend, MD
Arthur K. Walling, MD​

 Assistant Editors


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

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

Foot Forum
Michael S. Pinzur, MD

Kodali S. Prasad, MD

Gait Studies
Robin M. Queen, PhD

Patrick B. Ebeling, MD


 Managing Editor

Shera Palmer Cook 


2014, 2013 CME Exams available
10 hours per exam: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit​TM
AOFAS Members: Login at the top of the AOFAS screen, then select Members Only for link to 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 ​