Clinical examination

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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