Club Feet

club foot  is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both.  The affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle. TEV is classified into 2 groups: Postural TEV or Structural TEV.

Without treatment, persons afflicted often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 live births. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot are bilateral. In most cases it is an isolated dysmelia. This occurs in males more often than in females by a ratio of 2:1.  (from wikipedia)

Image from Stanford.edu (link)     Photo by Janelle Aby, MD (image may only be used for educational purposes)

“Bilateral club foot is noted in this infant. The feet are plantar-flexed and inverted. Because this is a bony deformity, this position is rigid.”

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