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Snapping Hip

Basics Description Snapping of the hip is a sensation that is normally felt on an infrequent basis by many people. If it becomes frequent or painful, patients may seek attention and treatment. The causes may include structures outside or inside the joint. Synonyms: Popping hip; Tendinitis; Coxa saltans General Prevention Perform adequate stretching before […]

Friedreich Ataxia

Basics Description Friedreich ataxia is an uncommon, heritable disorder causing progressive spinocerebellar degeneration. Scoliosis, ataxia, and foot deformities are the most common findings. Systems affected: Central nervous system; Heart; Skeleton Classification: No subclassifications are used in Friedreich ataxia. It is classified under the category spinocerebellar degeneration, and it is the most common example of […]

Clubfoot

Basics Description Clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus, is a complex deformity seen at birth. It can be divided into 3 elements: Equinus of the heel Varus and internal rotation of the hindfoot Adductus of the forefoot Equinus (horse) is used to describe a plantarflexed position because horses walk with their heels in complete plantarflexion, and […]

Claw Toes

Basics Description The term claw toes describes a hyperextension deformity of the MTP joint of the lesser toes with flexion deformity of the PIP joint . General Prevention Use of appropriate shoe wear (wide shoes with a high toe box) can prevent the development of claw toes in many cases. Epidemiology Incidence Increases with […]