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    Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremities

    The discussion which follows focuses on the search for evidence of arterial and venous insufficiency as well as edema. These are the most common serious ailments which affect the lower extremities and therefore merit the greatest attention. Joint and neurologic examinations are covered elsewhere.


    The Femoral Region

    The Popliteal Region

    Below The Knee

    Feel the skin, noting in particular

    The Distal Pulses

    Location of Posterior Tibial Artery

    Palpating Posterior Tibial Artery


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    Last edited by trimurtulu; 11-28-2008 at 01:52 PM.

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