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Juvenile Hallux Valgus, Surgical Treatment of the Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot, and Equinus in the Pediatric Patient - 2023 Iowa Heartland Conference


Five Lectures by Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM


  • This course provides for 1.7 CECH
  • Estimated time to complete the activity - This is a 100 minute program with the quiz and survey. The entire program will take approximately 1.75 hours to complete
  • The course was originally released in 2023
  • There is a post assesment quiz and a survery at the end of the event. A score of 76% or better is required to pass the course.

  • Learning Objectives: Juvenile Hallux Valgus: What Do I Do With This Kid that has a Bunion?

  • 1. Understand the pathoanatomy of hallux abducto valgus
  • 2. Understand the epidemiology of juvenile hallux abducto valgus
  • 3. Understand the triplanar component of hallux abducto valgus and its relationship to full deformity correction
  • 4. Understand deformity correction principles
  • 5. Describe the results of conservative care for juvenile hallux abducto valgus
  • 6. Describe the surgical options for juvenile hallux abducto valgus
  • Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity - Evidence-Based Surgical Options
  • 1. Understand the etiology and incidence of pediatric flatfoot
  • 2. Understand the biomechanics of pediatric flatfoot
  • 3. Understand and describe the physical and radiological examination of the pediatric flatfootv
  • 4. Describe the non-surgical therapies for pediatric flatfoot
  • Equinus in the Pediatric Patient
  • 1. Understand proper clinical examination for equinus deformity
  • 2. Understand the definition of equinus
  • 3. Understand the biomechanics of equinus
  • 4. Understand the role of equinus in the pediatric flatfoot
  • 5. Understand the role of equinus in Sever’s disease
  • 6. Understand the role of equinus in idiopathic toe walking
  • 7. Understand the role of equinus in pediatric cerebral palsy
  • 8. Understand the role of recurrent equinus in pediatric clubfoot
  • 9. Understand the role of recurrent equinus in pediatric Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Middle Facet Subtalar Coalition - Fuse or Resect?
  • 1. Describe the clinical and radiologic diagnosis of a subtalar middle facet coalition
  • 2. Understand the surgical parameters for decision-making on fusion vs. resection- Describe the additional surgical considerations associated with a coalition surgery
  • The Toe-Walking Child - When is a Neuro Consult Appropriate, and What is the Best Surgical Approach
  • 1. Understand when the past medical history and clinical findings for a toe-walking child indicate a pediatric neurology consult
  • 2. Describe the indications for surgical correction in the toe-walking child
  • 3. Understand the various surgical options for the toe-walking child
  • Course Staff

    Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM

    About the Speaker:

    Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM

    Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and a fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Fellowship of Faculty of Podiatric Medicine (Glasg); Diplomat of American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery certified in foot surgery and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He practices in Central Indiana as part of the national supergroup Upperline Health. Dr. DeHeer serves as the residency director of the podiatric surgical residency program at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. In addition, he served as the team podiatrist for the Indiana Pacers for thirty years, from 1992 to 2022. Dr. DeHeer is a member of the Editorial Board of Podiatry Today, a regular blogger for Podiatry Today, a Guest Editor for Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Pediatric Edition 2013, and Guest Editor for Foot and Ankle Quarterly Clubfoot Edition 2014. Dr. DeHeer has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters and is an international and national lecturer. He is the inventor of The Equinus Brace™ and a partner in IQ Med. He is the President and Founder of Step-By-Step Haiti and Foot Aid. Dr. DeHeer’s passion for teaching and providing lower extremity healthcare in developing countries culminated in recognition by the 2014 International Federation of Podiatrists Humanitarian Award and the 2011 APMA Humanitarian of the Year Award. Dr. DeHeer serves as a Trustee on the APMA Board of Trustees, currently in his ninth year on the Board. Dr. DeHeer is the past President of the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association and continuing education chairperson


    Free for Attendees of the 2023 IPMS Heartland Conference $20 for all others

    Intended Audience : Podiatrists

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    No refunds are available for online courses

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