Pes planus

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx



Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

Flattened longitudinal arch of the foot, in keeping with flat foot, or pes planus.

Case Discussion

Pes planus can be objectivated by measuring the calcaneal pitch.

Treatment depends on whether there a symptoms and whether pes planus is fixed or mobile, whether there are associated findings such as hindfoot valgus and whether there is any associated pathology.

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