Books & Publications

There are numerous books and publications on the techniques of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School.

Ankle Arthroscopy the Book

Over the past 25 years, Niek van Dijk, founder of the Amsterdam Foot & Ankle School and author of this book, has developed a new philosophy of ankle arthroscopy. It entails a comprehensive approach which includes various diagnostic strategies and the application of a number of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. For anterior ankle arthroscopy he developed the dorsiflexion method, for hindfoot problems a 2-portal hindfoot aproach and tendoscopy for acces to the tendons. 

The procedures are based on research programs and long-term outcome studies performed at the Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam. Use of this techniques has spread throughout the world; they are now recognized as the state of the art and have been used to treat many leading professional athletes. This diagnostic and operating manual presents solutions for a wide variety of ankle and hindfoot problems. Clear step by step instructions are provided with the help of numerous high-quality illustrations.

  • State of the art approach on anterior ankle arthroscopy, hindfoot endoscopy and tendoscopy
  • Excellent diagnostic and operating manual
  • Clear step-by-step- instructions
  • High quality illustrations


"The book we've all been waiting for: the ‘bible' of Niek van Dijk, all of his practical wisdom and experience, accumulated over a lifetime of practise."

"A unique book. All ankle-surgeons should study it."

"An excellent operational-manual, with numerous illustrations and step-by-step instructions."

Jon Karlsson (Editor-in-Chief KSSTA)

Ankle Arthroscopy
C. Niek van Dijk
Springer Publishing (2014)
€150 Euro (Price for ankleplatform members: €140) 

Unfortunately we cannot ship the book to NON EU countries due to tax regulation.


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Other books and publications

Niek van Dijk has published over 350 scientific indexed publications. He has written and co-edited more than 25 books, written some 110 book chapters and is the Editor-in-Chief of JISAKOS (Journal of ISAKOS)

Some of his books:

The Achilles Tendon: an Atlas of Surgical Procedures. Editors: H.Thermann, C.Becher, M.Carmont, J.Karlsson, N.Maffuli, J.Calder, C.Niek van Dijk, 2017.

Cartilage lesions of the Ankle. GL Canata, C.Niek van Dijk.

Current Concepts in Achilles tendon disorders. A comprehensive overview of diagnosis and treatment. Editors: Jon Karlsson, James Calder, C. Niek van Dijk, Nicola Maffulli, Hajo Thermann, 2014.

Talar Osteochondral defects, Editors: C. Niek van Dijk, John G. Kennedy, 2014.

ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book, Amsterdam 2014, Editors: S. Zaffagnini, R. Becker, G.M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, J. Espregueira Mendes, C.N. van Dijk, 2014.

ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book, Geneva 2012, Editors: J. Menetrey, S. Zaffagnini, D. Fritschy, C.N. van Dijk, 2012.

Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Insertion. Current Concepts, Editors: James Calder, Jón Karlsson, Nicola Maffulli, Hajo Thermann, C. Niek van Dijk, 2012.

Current Concepts in Achilles Tendinopathy, Editors: James D. Calder, Jón Karlsson, Nicola Maffulli, Hajo Thermann, C. Niek van Dijk, 2010

Current Concepts in Achilles Tendon Rupture, Editors: C. Niek van Dijk, Jon Karlsson, Nicola Maffulli, Hayo Thermann, DJO Publications, 2008.

Foot and Ankle Clinics “Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle”, Guest editor: C. Niek van Dijk, consulting editor Mark S. Myerson, 2006

Inaugural address : “Beweegredenen. De patient als bron van inspiratie”, 2002.

Thesis: “On Diagnostic Strategies in Patients with Severe Ankle Sprain”, 1994.

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