Clive Surgeon Publishes Book

Dr. Michael Lee Publishes Book on Foot/Ankle Surgery Complications

Written by the nation’s top foot and ankle surgeons, new book aims to improve patient outcomes after surgeries

      (Clive, Iowa)  – There are dozens of academic books on foot and ankle surgery. But only one focuses solely on complications that can arise after these surgeries. “Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery,” published by Des Moines podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Lee, was created to help surgeons manage the effects of these complications.

“Every surgeon encounters complications at some point,” Dr. Lee explains. “What sets the best surgeons apart is how they manage those complications. We wanted to create a book that would help foot and ankle surgeons catch complications early, minimize their impact and get patients back on track.”

The book covers five thematic sections — perioperative, forefoot, first ray, midfoot/hindfoot and ankle. Each chapter details:

More than 30 top foot and ankle surgeons from across the country contributed to the book. Dr. Lee, along with Akron, Ohio, foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Jordan Grossman, edited all submissions. The book was published through Springer International Publishing. Copies are available for purchase at

About Dr. Michael Lee

Dr. Michael Lee is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon with Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Clive, Iowa. He earned his Doctor of Pediatric Medicine (DPM) degree at Des Moines University and completed a foot and ankle surgical residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he focused on adult reconstruction of the foot and ankle, trauma and sports injuries.

Dr. Lee is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

About Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, located in Clive, Iowa, offers expert, one-stop care for a full range of muscular and skeletal conditions. Their team includes board-certified physicians, nurses, imaging technicians and physical therapists. These highly trained, compassionate professionals are dedicated to helping their patients live active, pain-free lives. For more information, visit