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Foot and ankle 

Foot and ankle
Foot and ankle
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)

Anthony C. Redmond

and Philip S. Helliwell

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Foot and ankle problems have been the subject of major advances in the rheumatology in recent years. This chapter reviews the anatomy of the foot and covers the manifestations of foot pathology for the major conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, the seronegative arthritides, connective tissue disease, crystal diseases, and miscellaneous conditions including hypermobility syndrome. Relevant local conditions including plantar fasciitis, tendinopathy, and neuroma are addressed separately. The principles of assessing and treating the foot and ankle in rheumatology are covered, along with the relevant specific approaches best suited to dealing with problems associated with the major conditions.

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