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Club Feet

Clubfoot is a complex deformity that is readily apparent at birth and in some cases is diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. The goal of treatment is to obtain and maintain correction of the clubfoot so that the patient has a functional, pain-free, plantigrade foot, with good mobility and without calluses, and does not need modified shoes. Parents of infants born with clubfeet and no other significant medical problems should be reassured that their child, when treated by medical experts, will have feet that are fully compatible with a normal, active life. However, it must always be remembered that a clubfoot will never be a normal foot. (from orthoinfo.aaos.org)

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Here are baby Moses’ feet after casting.  (for additional images click here)

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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)

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“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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Club Feet

club foot, or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both.  The affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle.

image from University of Aberdeen /orthopedic surgery

It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 live births. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot are bilateral. (from wikipedia)

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