Orthopedic injuries are among the most challenging conditions for primary care providers. Foot afflictions that are often undiagnosed are the Jones fracture, Lisfranc injury, and Charcot arthropathy. Delays in diagnosing these foot injuries can cause delays in treatment, which may result in long-term pain, disability, and functional limitation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jacqueline Buttke is a Nurse Practitioner in the Foot and Ankle Service, Department of Orthopedics, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. The author would like to acknowledge Christopher Bibbo, DO, Director, Foot and Ankle Service, Department of Orthopedics, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, for his editorial assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.