What is feasible today would have been unfathomable or magical to our ancestors. Talking to someone from across the Atlantic, and the ability to see the person at the same time, on a small hand-held device would have been something out of the world or a magical dream to a person living at a time when it took weeks for news to travel across the oceans. But yet, in a relatively short period of time, this was achieved with infinite small steps and giant leaps taken by those who pursue dreams and who build on the dreams of others who have gone before them. Over the past couple of decades, we have certainly seen rapid and dedicated advances in the care we provide for foot and ankle conditions. At times, we have been helped by advances made in other disciplines. As highlighted in this issue by our Guest Editor, Dr Scott Ellis, in our constant pursuit of innovation, we may overtake and overlook some prior advances in other fields that continue to have potential. With the rapid pace of development and the change we have experienced in foot and ankle surgery in the past few years, I just wonder as to what will be considered to have been a giant leap, or what we might consider magical now but will be a reality in a few decades from now!!
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACSCopyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.