Leg, Ankle & Foot Committee


Contribute to the overall education activities of ISAKOS as required and requested.

Body of Work: This committee will focus on leg, ankle and foot basic and clinical science, as well as pathology, diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries to these areas.


Chair, Deputy Chair(s), up to 15 members, staff liaison

Gian Luigi Canata, MD
Chair, 2021-2023

MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA
Deputy Chair, 2021-2025

Nasef Mohamed N. Abdelatif, MD, PhD EGYPT
Annunziato Amendola, MD UNITED STATES
Stéphane Guillo, MD FRANCE
Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, MD, PhD, Prof. NETHERLANDS
Umile Giuseppe Longo, MD, MSc, PhD, Prof. ITALY
Mihkel Mardna, MD ESTONIA
Yasunari Oniki, MD, PhD JAPAN
Bruno S. Pereira, MD, PhD PORTUGAL
Sundararajan Ramasamy S R, MS(Orth) INDIA
Masato Takao, MD, PhD JAPAN
Yasuhito Tanaka, Prof. JAPAN
Kanglai Tang, MD, PhD, Prof. CHINA


The following charges are for June 2019 – June 2021.

  • Congress
    • Review and grade abstracts for the Biennial ISAKOS Congress related to Leg, Ankle and Foot.
    • Develop symposium and ICL proposals for the Biennial ISAKOS Congress related to Leg, Ankle and Foot.
  • Newsletter
    • Prepare and Submit at least two articles for the ISAKOS Newsletter, each calendar year.
    • Deadlines: Volume I: December 1 Volume II: June 1
  • Publications
    • Determine need, then possibly develop and propose a Book or Booklet based on a topic to be determined at the discretion of the committee for ISAKOS publication.
  • Journal of ISAKOS
    • Provide at least two articles for Journal of ISAKOS annually. Content to be determined in collaboration with JISAKOS Editor, C. Niek van Dijk.
    • Serve as article reviewers on an as needed basis for Journal of ISAKOS.
  • Research & Education
    • Determine need, then possibly develop and propose a Research Study, Project or Current Concept meeting on a topic relevant to the body of work of the committee.
  • Global Link
    • Assist in the management, review and organization of ISAKOS Global Link content related to Leg, Ankle and Foot.
  • Strategic Plan
    • Advance the fulfillment / achievement of the ISAKOS Strategic Plan. Consider with all Committee initiatives, how projects will assist in the accomplishment of the ISAKOS Strategic Plan.
  • Reporting
    • Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors on activities and accomplishments on charges above due as scheduled.

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