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Table 2 Diagnoses (n = 104) of patients (n = 95) as determined by the podiatrist and the number of each diagnosis to require an orthopaedic appointment

From: Evaluating the outcomes of a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit

Condition Number of presentations n (% of total diagnoses) Required orthopaedic appointment n (% per condition) Did not require orthopaedic appointment n (% per condition)
Hallux valgus 23 (22.1%) 9 (39.1%) 14 (60.9%)
Plantar fasciitis 21 (20.1%) 3 (14.3%) 18 (85.7%)
Inter-metatarsal neuroma/bursitis 13 (12.5%) 5 (38.5%) 8 (61.5%)
Tibialis posterior tendinopathy 7 (6.7%) 1 (14.3%) 6 (85.7%)
Achilles tendinopathy 5 (4.8%) 1 (20.0%) 4 (80%)
Plantar plate tear 4 (3.8%) 2 (50.0%) 2 (50%)
Neuralgic pain (origin extrinsic to foot) 4 (3.8%) 1 (25.0%) 3 (75%)
Hallux rigidus 3 (2.9%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
Midfoot osteoarthritis 3 (2.9%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.6%)
Digital deformity 3 (2.9%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.6%)
Degenerative arthropathy 3 (2.9%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
Peroneal tendinopathy 3 (2.9%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.6%)
Synovitis/capsulitis 2 (1.9%) 1 (50.0%) 1 (50%)
Inflammatory arthritis 2 (1.9%) 1 (50.0%) 1 (50%)
Dermatological 2 (1.9%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
Sesamoiditis 1 (1.0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
Ganglion 1 (1.0%) 1 (100.0%) 0 (0%)
Retro-calcaneal bursitis 1 (1.0%) 1 (100.0%) 0 (0%)
Sub-ungual exostosis 1 (1.0%) 1 (100.0%) 0 (0%)
Extensor tendinopathy 1 (1.0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
Diagnosis not determined 1 (1.0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
Total 104 (100%) 36 (34.6%) 68 (65.4%)