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Foot problems in the elderly: podiatric assessment and management

Practice guidelines - Posted on Jul 01 2005

The aim of these guidelines is to:

  1. establish clinical assessment criteria to identify symptoms of foot problems and identify risk factors that need a specialist opinion or treatment;

  2. recommend appropriate podiatry treatments, following assessment of their efficacy and effect on autonomy in the elderly, in particular on standing balance and walking;

  3. establish criteria for patient referral to the most appropriate health professional;

  4. provide a shared record to encourage communication with the patient and between the health professionals treating the foot problem.


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