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Vol. 13 - Num. 49

Special Articles

Flat feet; recommendations from the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon to the pediatician

José Ignacio Parra Garcíaa, Ana M.ª Bueno Sánchezb

aServicio de Traumatología. Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Getafe. Madrid. España.
bCirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología Infantil. Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Getafe. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: JI Parra. E-mail: dr.joseiparra@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Parra García JI, Bueno Sánchez A. Flat feet; recommendations from the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon to the pediatician. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:113-25.

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Abstract

Flat feet is the result of the disappearance or lack of formation of the arch of the feet. It has varied shapes and are mainly commonplace, but some may require surgery.

The most frequent is flexible flat feet, which is difficult to differentiate from a normal foot, and which improves spontaneously with growth. Other types of flat feet should be differentiated and evaluated properly, as they might require surgical treatment. There are several practical recommendations from the perspective of pediatric orthopedists.

Keywords

Congenital foot deformities Orthesis Pes planus

 

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