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Vertical Talus

Basics

Description Congenital vertical talus is an uncommon disorder, a rigid flatfoot that requires early identification and treatment. Its essence is a dislocation of the talonavicular joint with associated adaptive changes. It may be unilateral or bilateral. >1/2 of affected patients have other neurologic, genetic, or connective tissue disorders. The deformity occurs in utero, but […]

Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture

Basics Description PTT dysfunction or rupture is the most common cause of adult acquired flatfoot deformity. A working knowledge of the anatomy and function of the PTT in the normal foot is necessary to understand the pathophysiology that results from dysfunction. Origin: Posterior aspect of the tibia, the fibula, and the interosseous membrane Course: […]

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Basics Description Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of plantar heel pain. Other causes include: Compression of the 1st branch of the LPN Fat pad atrophy of the heel Pain and enthesopathy associated with seronegative spondyloarthropathies Tarsal tunnel syndrome Calcaneal stress fracture Geriatric Considerations Plantar heel pain in geriatric patients often is secondary […]

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