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MINI-SYMPOSIUM: FLATFOOT IN ADULTS

A Clinical Approach to Diagnose Flatfoot Deformity

Chamnanni Rungprai, Parinya Maneeprasopchoke

Keywords : Acquired adult flatfoot, Flatfoot, Pediatric flatfoot, Pes planus, Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, Staging

Citation Information : Rungprai C, Maneeprasopchoke P. A Clinical Approach to Diagnose Flatfoot Deformity. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (2):48-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1149

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Flatfoot is a complex disorder combining multiple static and dynamic deformities, associated with a collapsing medial longitudinal arch. The etiology of flatfoot is multifactorial and can be divided into two main groups; congenital and acquired groups. History, physical examination, and radiographs of the foot are used to establish and confirm the diagnosis. The staging system for flatfoot demonstrates the deformity and guides the appropriate treatment. This article will focus on etiologies, pathophysiology, and clinical approach to diagnose flatfoot deformity.


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