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Subskill of Pulse Points and Palpation

The posterior tibial pulse is found behind the medial malleolus (the bony prominence on the inside of your ankle). This pulse point's location can change depending on your patient's anatomy, but palpating for the pulse in the fossa (depression) just posterior to the medial malleolus is sufficient for most patients. If you cannot feel the pulse, try flexing the patient's knee or attempting a different hand placement. If you still cannot feel the pulse, try palpating above or below the level of the malleolus in the same line as the fossa.

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Keywords medical, trauma
SDG SDG03 Good health and well-being
Authors Catherine Mohr
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
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Aliases Posterior tibial artery Pulse Palpation
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Created November 5, 2020 by Emilio Velis
Modified October 23, 2023 by Maintenance script
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