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At Boston Children's Hospital, we know that the first step to treating your child’s tarsal coalition is to form a timely, complete and accurate diagnosis. To diagnose your child’s condition, the doctor conducts a physical exam. During the exam, the doctor takes your child’s complete prenatal, birth and family medical history. The doctor also orders standing x-rays as the initial imaging tool.
To confirm the diagnosis and give valuable information about the type of coalition, its location and how the joints have been affected, either of the following diagnostic tests may be performed:
Boston Children’s doctors routinely take images of both of a child’s feet, even if only one foot is painful. This is because sometimes the child can have the condition in both feet (bilateral), yet only one foot is painful.
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