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RAD141-Chap 7b

RAD141-Chap 7b - Techniques for ankle and foot

Which projection best demonstrates the tarsals and interspaces? the oblique projection
Which projection best demonstrates the calcaneus? the lateral projection
What is congenital clubfoot? Which technique s/b used? the foot is medially rotated; the Kite Method s/b used
What does polydactyl mean? webbed feet and hands; extra fingers and toes
What are the surfaces of the foot called? the top (anterior) surface -> dorsum (from dorsum pedis - surface opposite the sole of the foot); posterior surface -> plantar surface
What are the various projections of the foot? anteroposterior (AP) projection (aka dorsoplantar (DP) projection); less common is the posteroanterior (PA) projection (aka plantodorsal (PD) projection)
What are the various movements of the foot and ankle? dorsiflexion (decr angle between dorsum pedis & anterior of lower leg), plantar flexion (pointing the foot and toe downward), inversion (aka varus - inward turning of ankle and subtalar joints), eversion (aka valgus - outward turning or bending)
Does the lower leg rotate during eversion or inversion? no; accidental forced inversion or eversion can result in a sprained ankle
Created by: debmurph