Des Moines University
Pediatric Foot and Ankle Trauma This is a past event.

Pediatric Foot and Ankle Trauma

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:00am to 8:00am

SEC Auditorium or Zoom

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All interested individuals are invited to participate in-person at DMU or online via Zoom. There is no cost to attend.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, AOA Category 1-A credit, and nursing continuing education contact hours.


Treatment of severe lower extremity injuries in children requires rapid response with a multidisciplinary approach and will often utilize a combination of pediatric and adult techniques. Many pediatric foot and ankle injuries overlap with their adult counterparts. However, distinct attributes of the pediatric skeleton, especially in the presence of growth plates, can translate into injury patterns and complications that differ from those of adults. Providers must be competent in these distinctions to ensure the best possible outcome and long-term functionality for their patients. This session will discuss the unique anatomy of the pediatric foot and ankle and best-practice guidelines for evaluating and treating traumatic injuries in the young population.


  • Recognize the importance of rapid response in the trauma setting.
  • Discuss the importance of a multi-team approach to trauma.
  • Describe the long-term ramifications from severe lower extremity injuries.

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