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Board Review Foot Conditions

A Primer on Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM presents an overview of the common symptoms, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnostic tests, classifications and treatment options for unilateral progressive flatfoot deformity resulting from posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Throughout the presentation, Dr Fitzgerald offers clinical pearls as well as the latest findings found in the literature. Ultimately, Dr Fitzgerald urges the viewer to perform a systematic evaluation of these very complex patients in order to identify appropriate treatments.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the pathophysiology of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.
  2. Describe the function of the posterior tibial tendon.
  3. Recognize appropriate physical exam findings for patients with progressive unilateral flatfoot.
  4. Identify the stages as described by Johnson & Strom and Myerson.
  5. Evaluate radiographs for patients with flatfoot deformity.
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  • Author
  • Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM

    PRESENT RI Associate Editor
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    USC GHS Center for Amputation Prevention
    Greenville, SC

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