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Differential Diagnosis For Equinus Posture/Ankles


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord transection/traumatic
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Parkinsonism, postencephalitis type
Tropical spastic paraparesis
Neoplastic Disorders
Glioblastoma multiforme
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Tay-Sachs disease
Cerebral lipidosis disorder
Wilsons Disease
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Cerebral palsy
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Huntington's chorea
Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy
Paraplegia, spastic hereditary
Xeroderma pigmentosum
Marinesco Sjogren syndrome
Alpers cerebral degeneration of infancy
Cockayne syndrome
Cross syndrome
Dystonia musculorum deformans
Menkes steely hair disease
Pallidopyramidal hereditary syndrome
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
Torsion dystonia, primary/idiopathic
Segawa Syndrome/Infant Parkinsonism
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Spinal cord compression, chronic
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Cerebral vascular accident
Reference to Organ System
Basal ganglion lesion/disorder
Combined system disease/pernicious an.
Upper motor neuron disorder
Corticospinal tract lesion/pathology
Heirarchical Major Groups
Pyramidal tract disorders
Demyelinating disease
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Mercury/organic/methyl (Minamata) pois.

Clubfoot with heel pointing inward, so angle is bowed at the ankle proper. Talipes means clubfoot deformity and varus or valgus modifier refers to the angle of the heel itself. Cavus and cavo- refer to the arch of the foot and equinus refers to the tip-toe position. The word calcaneus as modifier indicates severe dorsiflexion of the foot. CRM 2008


External Links Related to Equinus Posture/Ankles
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)