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A clinical guideline for the conservative management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction

Bowring, B. and Chockalingam, N. (2009) A clinical guideline for the conservative management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. Foot, 19 (4). pp. 211-217.

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Background: Early and appropriate conservative treatment is considered essential to prevent progression of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction (TPTD), with its potential long term disabling consequences and the need for surgical intervention. However, there is no consensus in the literature regarding the treatment of the disorder. This investigation aimed at developing a local clinical guideline for the conservative management of TPTD by a consensus development group. Methodology: An action research methodology utilising the RAND modified Delphi approach was employed involving seven multidisciplinary consensus group participants. The guideline developed from this process was then sent for national evaluation via postal questionnaire. Results: Although a difference in opinion regarding certain aspects of the conservative management of TPTD was initially present, a local consensus was achieved following extensive discussion. 86 of survey respondents from other localities found the guideline useful but their comments, which were sometimes at odds with each other, revealed a lack of national consensus regarding the management of the condition. Conclusion: This research project has provided empirical evidence that a local clinical guideline can be developed by a consensus group for the management of TPTD. However, the lack of national consensus regarding TPTD treatment found in this research study and as reflected in the published literature, would limit the transferability of this guideline to other localities. While, the guideline reported in this study could be used to inform the development of other national and international guidelines, different areas of expertise that emerged between professions highlighted the importance of employing a multidisciplinary group in the development of guidelines for the management of musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research; article; audio recording; clinical decision making; clinical protocol; consensus development; conservative treatment; Delphi study; health care personnel; health care planning; human; podiatrist; posterior tibial tendon dysfunction; priority journal; questionnaire, Humans; Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction; Practice Guidelines as Topic
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 22:27
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/716

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