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DiGeorge Syndrome

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Dhonuill, May 19, 2007.

  1. Dhonuill

    Dhonuill Member


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    It is my understanding that DiGeorge Syndrome is essentially a genetic disorder affecting the cardiovascular system, but which may also be manifest in hypermobile joints.

    Certainly the 3.5yr old girl presenting recently appeared to have hypermobile ankle complexes and some difficulty walking barefoot on a flat surface as a result. I have referred the girl to a podiatrist but my professional interest urges me to ask for your opinions as to the suitability of foot orthoses as part of the therapy for the condition, especially in the case of a 3.5yr old.

    Many thanks

    Dhonuill, C. Ped
     
  2. Shane Toohey

    Shane Toohey Active Member

    Dear Dhonuill.

    You wrote:

    Certainly, as she is having some difficulty, then orthoses should be able to give her more stability and improve function.

    Cheers
    Shane
     
  3. Dhonuill

    Dhonuill Member

    Hi Shane, thanks for that.

    That was my gut feeling and I'm assuming that pediatric foot orthoses are not 'rigid' in light of the fact that the pediatric foot does not ossify until later years. I'm sure that bringing the girl's ankles in or close to STJ NP would be a big help to her.

    Cheers,

    Dhonuill
     
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