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The foot in Apert syndrome.
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PMID:  2065496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foot deformity in Apert syndrome is very characteristic and predictable. Progressive synostosis occurs on what is presumably an unsegmented cartilaginous mass. The first ray shortens with medial deviation of the great toe, secondary to growth abnormality and a delta phalanx. The two phalanx digits characteristically go on to fusion, with maintenance of minimal motion at the metatarsal phalangeal joints. The midfoot and hindfoot progress to characteristic fusion in a supinated position. There is prominence of the fifth metatarsal with callosities under the fifth and third metatarsal heads in all patients. Orthotic and surgical management of these conditions is necessary to ensure maximal function in the symptomatic Apert patient.
J Mah; J Kasser; J Upton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in plastic surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0094-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-12     Completed Date:  1991-08-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0424767     Medline TA:  Clin Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Acrocephalosyndactylia / complications*,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Foot Deformities, Congenital / complications*,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy

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