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By Alan E. Oestreich

ISBN-10: 0387971076

ISBN-13: 9780387971070

ISBN-10: 1475740557

ISBN-13: 9781475740554

Why and Wherefore? Welcome to our little introductory ebook! it sounds as if according to be­ ginning scholars (i.e., in particular normal radiology citizens) who've sought assistance with the technique of comparing positional rela­ tionships of the ft from radiographs. for the reason that my stepwise "how to" method has been good acquired either within the Show-Me nation (at the collage of Missouri·Columbia) and the following in Ohio, it really is provided to you to boot. To simulate my traditional educating procedure, the casual textual content has an interactive taste, which i am hoping makes it precious for you. Please do not be angry by way of a marginally of simplified walking·through of fabric the following and there. in any case, this can be a "primer," now not a dignified postgraduate treatise. reviews from readers may in fact be preferred via the writer. the vast majority of illustrations are the results of the collaboration with my pricey colleague Tamar, within which she artistically interpreted repre­ sentative radiographs so you might my requisites. the information I gave her integrated line drawing outlines of the main pertinent bones, to which instantly strains have been further as applicable. hence sure bones, for instance the fibula and lots of phalanges, are passed over in the event that they are not likely to augment the effect of the illustrations. usually, too, the cuneiforms and cuboid stay undifferentiated as one bony point, or just a couple of of them are drawn, in order that cognizance continues to be with the most important bones involved.

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Now, following the above convention, we are ready to define socalled forefoot varus. (As an aside, if you ignore the foot inversion involved, you may consider the Milton Berle walking posture as forefoot varus. ) In forefoot varus, the axis ofthe distal bone (i. , the talus). So, where does the axis of the talus lie at the metatarsal region? It lies _ _ _ to the first metatarsal. If you said/wrote/thought "medial," you were wrong! It goes lateral, so that the axis of the distal bone lies more medial than the axis of the proximal bone.

The broken midfoot may result from surgery, orthosis, or abnormal pressures (such as reversing right and left shoes to treat abnormal 28 How to Measure Angles from Foot Radiographs: A Primer alignment). Broken midfoot has also been called Z-foot, referring to the abnormal fore-mid-hind-foot relationship as viewed from above or below. Thus, the configuration of hindfoot valgus with forefoot varus may be seen. Metatarsus Adductus In metatarsus adductus (L. , the forefoot deviates toward the midline.

FIGURE 32. Calculating a talo-calcaneal angle, using midcalcaneal (solid) or lower calcaneal (dotted) line. 32 How to Measure Angles from Foot Radiographs: A Primer Lateral Talo-Calcaneal Angle 2 SO 2 SO o 2 4 6 8 Age(years) FIGURE 33. Normal range of the talo-calcaneal angle during childhood. (Reproduced, with permission, from VanderWilde R, Staheli LT, Chew DE, Magalon V. Measurements on radiographs of the foot in normal infants and children. J Bone Jt Surg. ) This lateral talo-calcaneal angle does not directly measure varus or valgus.

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