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The Angle of the Heel

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • The angle of the heel posteriorly - neutral, inverted (varus), everted (valgus)
  • Significance

  • An inverted ankle is generally associated with pes cavus (cavovarus) and an everted heel is generally associated with pes planus (planovalgus), however abnormal heel angle can also be a physiological variant.
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