Foot evaluation via telephone and video virtual medical visits

Andres I. Applewhite, George G.A. Pujalte, Keri Denay, Mitchell J. Odom, Azael Arizpe, Shirley Albano-Aluquin, Anja M. Kinaszczuk, Amiethab Aiyer

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Background: Telemedicine plays a very important role in our society by allowing providers to treat patients who do not have easy access to a healthcare facility, especially in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: We aimed to create an extensive, yet concise guide for medical providers to virtually evaluate patients with foot concerns. Methods: This article outlines how to conduct a well-planned virtual consultation with specific questions, instructions, and examination manoeuvres to navigate musculoskeletal foot problems. Conclusion: With this narrative review, we have provided a guide with suggestions, questions and interpretations of answers to help physicians new to the practice of telemedicine have successful virtual encounters with patients suffering from foot musculoskeletal ailments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-783
Number of pages12
JournalMusculoskeletal Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology
  • Chiropractics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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