Web links: Pediatric podiatry

Resources for podiatry.

Some biologists believe the most incredible feat in all of evolution isn't the eye or the wing but the human foot. Flexible yet sturdy, it contains a quarter of all the bones in a human body, and lets us step on a variety of surfaces with ease and balance. Below find links about foot conditions both common and rare, from simple athlete's foot and fractured toe, to the lesser-seen issues such as syndactylism, seen in this month's Dermcase on page 35. This will keep your patients a step ahead.

Achilles tendon: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/ortho/ankle_and_foot/conditions/tendinitis/signs.html
From the UCSF Children's Hospital.

Ankle sprain: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site583/mainpageS583P0.html
From the Children's Hospital Boston.

Bowlegs and knock-knees: http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/bowlegsj.htm
From Australia's Children's Hospital of Westmead.

Bunion: http://www.acfas.org/press/backgrounders/bunions.htm
From the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Bursitis: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bursitis/DS00032/
From the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn.

Cavus foot: http://www.orthopedics.seattlechildrens.org/conditions_treated/cavus_foot.asp
From the Seattle Children's Center.

Children's footwear: http://www.epodiatry.com/children-footwear.htm
From ePodiatry.com.

Club foot: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00296/
From the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Diabetic foot: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabeticfoot.html
From Medline Plus.

Flat feet: http://uscuh.staywellsolutionsonline.com/Library/Encyclopedia/3,84573/
From the USC University Hospital of Los Angeles.

Gait: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=304&id=1438
From Canada's Parenting and Child Health site.

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