Lower Extremity Deformities in the Developing Child: Physiologic or Pathologic?
0.75 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $7.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $15. Often times, parents present to pediatric care providers with concerns regarding the appearance of their children’s legs, feet, or gait. This presentation will lay the foundation of lower extremity examination through reviewing the normal patterns of development in children. Benign causes of physiologic lower extremity and gait variations will be differentiated from pathologic causes. Learners will be able to accurately evaluate lower extremity variations, provide education and reassurance regarding the natural history of normal physiologic development and recognize red flags for pathologic deformities that require emergency care and referrals.
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Keywords: orthopedic, Deformities
Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
- Define normal patterns of lower extremity development in children.
- Understand physiologic variations of lower extremity rotational and angular profiles in the developing child and the natural history of these presentations.
- Identify red flags for pathologic lower extremity deformities and when to refer for specialty evaluation.
Carrie Chan, CPNP, Manager of Advanced Practice, Pediatric Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Children’s Health: Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
- 0.75 Contact hours