Podiatry Classifications – Mnemonics, vignettes, easy ways to remember

The following is a table of common podiatry classifications. They do not describe the classification in detail, but serves    …..as a stepping stone. It is paramount that you first know what the system describes.


How to remember
Jahss  (1st MPJ dislocation) “JahSeS-amoid”
Watson-Jones (navicular) “Watsaw [the] navicular”
Rowe (calcaneus – extraarticular) “go out and Rowe [your boat] in the Essex river”

the calcaneus looks like a boat too! out = extraarticular, in = intraarticular.

Essex-Lopresti (calcaneus – intraarticular) “see above.”

Out of the types of calcaneal classifications (Rowe, Sanders, Essex-lopreseti) it has TWO words=> 2 types of essex-lopresti

Bernt-Hardy (talar dome lesions) “talar dome lesions are hard to see”

talar dome lesions are commonly missed on normal radiographs (50%)

Lauge-Hansen (ankle fx) “Large-hansen”

refers to ankle fractures! the ankle is large compared other classifications. you prob. should know this classification anyways.

Hardcastle (lis-franc) “queen lis-abeth [and king frank] lives in a castle. ”

if you remember the above, then you can associate QUENU (sounds like queen with this classification. recall that hardcastle elaborated on quenu)

the met's look like a castle's gate
the met’s look like a castle’s gate
Sanders (CT calcaneus) “FEEL THE BERN…from the CT machine”

CT would most likely be used for intra-articular fractures, so this is an intra-articular classification, for the calcaneus. Say it with me: Feel the bern of the coronal CT of the calcaneus –lol?

Danis-Weber (fibula fx) Danis-Weber goes with Salter-Harris. Remember the ABCDanis -Weber. Visualize three locations (A,B,C) with respect to the ankle mortise. Since the mortise involves the tibia, these fractures have to be wrt the FIBULA.
Salter-Harris (tibia fx) See above. S-same SalTEr- TIBIAL EPIPHYSEALradiopaedia.

TOP 3 FOOT problems

The following is a (incomplete) list compiled by the CPMA (California Podiatric Medical Association).


  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  3. Achilles Tendonitis


Continue reading the article here at: https://www.podiatrists.org/visitors/foothealth/other/common

Sports Medicine – An introduction

Sports medicine is considered a “multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of athletic injuries which employs relative rest, alternative activity, and rehabilitation with emphasis on the preservation of form and function” as per Dr. Losito.

To understand this definition, it is imperative that some terms are further defined in the context of Sports Medicine.

Relative rest: This basically refers to a reduction in terms of length or frequency of an exercise that is a usual part of an athlete’s training.

Alternative activity: On the other hand, this pertains to an activity that is not necessarily part of an athlete’s regular training. The athlete may not be able to do relative resting, and an alternative activity will be employed.