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Pedal Pulses

 
 
 
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Overview

Posterior tibial - palpate posteriorly and inferiorly to the medial malleolus.
Dorsalis pedis - palpate lateral to the extensor tendon of the great toe. This can be identified by asking the patient to extend their great toe.
  • Causes of Absent Pulses

  • Trauma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Shock
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