Originally Posted by Kidsfeet
Tibial positioning has an effect on foot and ankle function? Moving the tibia has a direct effect on the mechanics of the ankle joint and position of the tibia plafond can have a translational effect on not only the Ankle joint axis but the the Subtalar joint axis as well.
Once again, not nearly as weird as Orthos who do only hand in their offices but are on general ortho call in the ED. I can't make it make sense in my head either, but it happens all over the place and everyday. Sorry, but I would rather have a Podiatrist fix my ankle fracture rather than someone who hasn't seen one since their trauma rotation in residency 20 years ago, but got stuck with call because that's what the hospital requires. Yeah, I know, the politics will make your head spin. I've been on ED committees and these things happen all the time. Some communities don't have foot and ankle trained Orthos around but plenty of Podiatrists who are well trained to care for foot and ankle trauma, but don't get ED call. Care to explain that one?
Thank you for enlightening me on the fact that proximal tibial position affects foot and ankle biomechanics. That was not the point of the statement. The point of the statement was the fact that, the proximal tibia is neither part of the foot, nor the ankle. Hence, it should not be an area the podiatrists operate.
Why would I try to explain the fact that podiatrists are not getting the ED call in areas where there are not foot and ankle trained orthos? That should be a point that you are trying to explain. Im fine with that.