Clinical examination


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. All rights reserved. The foot and ankle is comprised of an array of joints, ligaments and tendons that act to propel the body forward during ambulation while providing a stable weight bearing surface. While the complex relationship between these bones and soft tissue structures can be challenging, the examiner can obtain valuable diagnostic information from a systemic examination of the foot and ankle. All foot and ankle examinations should include a thorough inspection, gait observation, range of motion and neurovascular examination. Specialized tests can further aid the examiner in making the correct clinical diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lampley, AJ; Gross, CE; Klement, M; Easley, ME

Published Date

  • February 8, 2017

Book Title

  • Foot and Ankle Sports Orthopaedics

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 48

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319157344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-15735-1_4

Citation Source

  • Scopus