Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2020 10;99(10):961-967
From the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey (JB); Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, New York (MO-P); Arthur S. Abramson Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, New York City, New York (MO-P); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (HLL); University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii (HLL); and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey (RTM).
Despite the high incidence of foot and ankle injuries and their biomechanical importance to more proximal joints, the foot and ankle are some of the most daunting and underemphasized musculoskeletal structures in medical training. This study used musculoskeletal ultrasound to identify a knowledge gap in physical medicine and rehabilitation residents in foot and ankle surface anatomy palpation and to determine whether senior residents had higher examination performance compared with more junior residents. Physical medicine and rehabilitation residents at different levels of training were tested cross-sectionally, and palpation accuracy was compared by class year. Read More