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.
From the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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
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.
From Canada's Parenting and Child Health site.