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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

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Neurological disorders affecting the lower limb in children

  • Monique Ryan1, 2, 3
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research20114(Suppl 1):I10

Published: 20 May 2011


Public HealthSpinal CordNeurological DisorderPeripheral NerveChild Development

Changes in foot and ankle posture are a normal aspect of infant and child development but may also reflect neurological conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or muscles. Development of cavus or planus foot deformities often reflects underlying neurologic disorders and may predate development of more overt neurological signs. This session will concentrate upon signs and symptoms suggestive of occult neurologic problems in children presenting with positional or developmental abnormalities of the lower limbs.

Authors’ Affiliations

Children’s Neurosciences Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia


© Ryan; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011

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