Chapter 1 Foot and Ankle Examination Foot and ankle examination means rule of three! Precise clinical examination of foot and ankle is the first step toward successful treatment of foot and ankle ailments.
Three important rules to be followed by the examiner are listed in Box 1. Box 1.
Similarly, there are three important rules to be followed by the patient for proper evaluation, which would allow the examiner to interpret the condition of the disease correctly. Three important rules meant for the patient are listed in Box 1. Examination should be performed in three positions.
Examination of the foot is divided into three parts Box 1. Palpation is done by using the index finger, either self or that of the patient Fig. The three important parts of palpation are mentioned in Box 1.
Ankle Foot Exam Dr Vizniak Brief
For the right foot, start clockwise, and for the left foot start anticlockwise Figs. Topographical palpation areas of 1 ankle are depicted in Figs. A, plantar fasciitis; B, fat pad atrophy.
A, anterior ankle impingement; B, osteochondral defect of talar dome medial or lateral; C, the n spot: navicular stress fracture. A, tendo Achilles; B, insertion of tendo Achilles. Table 1.
Foot and Ankle Examination. Chapter 1. Flowchart 1.
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