Pediatric Foot and Ankle Trauma


The cost for this online course is $15. The estimated time to complete this course is 50 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a passing score of 75%.

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Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course. The date your access expires will be indicated in the Course Summary box on this webpage.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


Treating severe lower extremity injuries in children requires a rapid response with a multidisciplinary approach and will often utilize a combination of pediatric and adult techniques. Many pediatric foot and ankle injuries overlap with their adult counterparts. However, distinct attributes of the pediatric skeleton, especially in the presence of growth plates, can translate into injury patterns and complications that differ from those of adults. Providers must be competent in these distinctions to ensure their patients' best possible outcome and long-term functionality. This session will discuss the unique anatomy of the pediatric foot and ankle and best-practice guidelines for evaluating and treating traumatic injuries in the young population.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of rapid response in the trauma setting.
  • Discuss the importance of a multi-team approach to trauma.
  • Describe the long-term ramifications of severe lower extremity injuries.



Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University



  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program. Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • AO Trauma and Reconstruction Fellowship. Klinik fur Unfall und Wiederherstellung-schirurgie Universitatsklinikum Carl-Gustav-Carus, Dresden Germany


  • Board Certified Foot Surgery and Ankle/Rearfoot Surgery. American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 2006. Recertification 2014.

Leadership & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomat, American Board Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Past-President. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Recording date: November 3, 2022
Date of original release: November 15, 2022
Most recent review/update: November 15, 2022
Termination date: November 14, 2025

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, Speaker, discloses the following conflict(s) with ineligible companies. All conflicts have been mitigated. 

  • Consultant for Depuy Synthes.
  • Design Team Member for Orthosolutions.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME


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