I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Address Pediatric Intoeing,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of complimentary 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.
Given the diagnostic confusion and varying opinions on pediatric intoeing, Edwin Harris, DPM, reviews congenital etiologies as well as static skeletal abnormalities that may play a role. He also discusses treatment protocols for conditions ranging from talipes equinovarus to femoral antetorsion.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a 10-question exam. Please mark your responses on the enclosed postcard and return it to NACCME. 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. 65 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 74. Use the enclosed card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond via fax to (610) 560-0502.
ACCREDITATION: NACCME 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 NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Harris 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 NACCME. 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: January 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: January 31, 2008
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• discuss the importance of the child’s history and neurological status in making a diagnosis;
• describe how congenital conditions, such as hallux varus and talipes equinovarus, may be etiologies for pediatric intoeing;
• review the potential impact of femoral antetorsion and tibial torsion;
• discuss possible treatment modalities for hallux varus in patients with intoeing; and
• discuss treatment considerations in cases of tibial torsion in which the condition does not resolve spontaneously.
Sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.