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06 Nov 2006

Toddler toe walking and achilles tendon
I have been advised that my daughter's toe walking is linked to a short achilles tendon and that her feet should rotate at 30 degrees but only rotate at about 10 degrees. I was referred to a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon who would probably prepare a splint for her to wear. My question is would it be beneficial to consult with a podiatrist or phsiotherapist first instead of going the splinting and surgery route with a surgeon? Thanks.
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01 Jan 0001

I think that the paediatric orthopod is the correct route
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