Lower Extremity Deformities in the Developing Child: Physiologic or Pathologic?

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Keywords: orthopedic, Deformities

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Contact hours
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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

Available Credit

  • 0.75 Contact hours


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