I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “Key Insights On Diagnosing Heel Pain In Kids,” in our new CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
There are a wide variety of etiologies for heel pain in children and adolescents. With this in mind, Russell G. Volpe, DPM, offers a thorough, insightful article about diagnosing and treating the different types of heel pain you may find in these patients. One of the leading lecturers on pediatrics and podiatry, Dr. Volpe offers helpful pearls for dealing with conditions ranging from calcaneal apophysitis to tarsal coalitions.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 76 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 82. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Volpe has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: March 2004.
EXPIRATION DATE: March 31, 2005.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• discuss the possible causes and symptoms of calcaneal apophysitis;
• describe the diagnosis and treatment of calcaneal and stress fractures in children;
• differentiate between Achilles tendonitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis in children;
• discuss diagnostic indicators for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; and
• discuss the treatment of tarsal coalitions of the subtalar and midtarsal joints.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.