J Korean Med Assoc.  2010 Mar;53(3):236-242. 10.5124/jkma.2010.53.3.236.

Common Foot and Ankle Disease

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji University School of Medicine, Korea. lkt2408@hanmail.net

Abstract

Participation of the population in sports activity is increasing. The life expectancy is also on the rise. In addition, the average initial age of women who wear heels is decreasing. For this reason, the incidence of foot disease such as ankle instability, foot deformity, and degenerative joint disease is becoming increasingly common. There is a wide spectrum of foot disease. Common foot disease that can be treated from outpatient base will be discussed in this review.

Keyword

Foot disease; Hallux valgus; Lateral ankle instability; Diabetic foot; Ankle arthritis
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