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154372 - Paediatric Orthopaedic Management: Bow Legs, Knock Knees, Flat Feet, Curly Toes and SUFE

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This activity is the second instalment of a comprehensive three part series covering common orthopaedic conditions that affect infancy, childhood and adolescence. Part two covers bow legs, knock knees, flat feet, curly toes and slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE). This activity aims to provide GPs with the tools to assess and manage these conditions. In addition, it outlines how to manage cases that fall with the normal range of development by communicating with parents and providing appropriate advice to them to ease their concerns regarding their child’s development. Whilst it outlines management principles for patients that don’t fall within the normal range and when a referral to an orthopaedic specialist is necessary.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners have a critical role in the early recognition and ongoing management of gait abnormalities in children. In the vast majority of cases these assessments will fall into the broad range of normal and require no treatment. However, the assessment of gait abnormalities requires knowledge of a range of presentations such as bow legs and knock knees, flat feet, curly toes and Slipper upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) in children and their correlation with age. In order to successfully manage these children who present with such conditions, GPs need to be able to conduct a gait analysis and assess the child’s range of motion. This will decide whether the issue will resolve or if the GP needs to intervene and direct the child with structural abnormalities to an orthopaedic specialist.

Learning outcomes
  • Assess bow legs, knock knees, flat feet, curly toes and SUFE.
  • Manage bow legs, knock knees, flat feet, curly toes and SUFE.
  • Know when to refer for further treatment.
  • Provide appropriate advice to parents.
  • Delivery
    Title
    154372 - Paediatric Orthopaedic Management: Bow Legs, Knock Knees, Flat Feet, Curly Toes and SUFE
    Location
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Mar-2019
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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