(everted) & Navicular Collapse & Forefoot Abduction= Pronated
The LCL was first described by Evans to correct calcaneal valgus
deformity in children .
The increase in calcaneal valgus
on the clinical hindfoot examination was a mean of 5[degrees] compared to that of the other extremity (Figures 3 and 4).
The feet should also be carefully examined because 90% of children with Down syndrome have deformities of the forefoot, 60% have flat feet, 24% have calcaneal valgus
, 22% have knee valgus, and 16% have pronated flat feet (Concolino, Pasquzzi, Capalbo, Sinopoli, & Strisciugllo, 2006).
Angles of more than 20[degrees] were regarded as a calcaneal valgus
This finding has only been cursorily described in coronal cross-sectional imaging by previous investigators in association with calcaneal valgus
, (9,38) although it does contribute to the "C" sign on lateral ankle radiographs.
-- Parents may be alarmed about a calcaneal valgus
foot in their newborn but can be assured that it usually resolves without treatment, said Dr.
Podoscopic examination has shown far more flat feet and isolated calcaneal valgus
in children with DS compared to their healthy peers.