Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Clubfoot is a birth defect. A downward pointing and inward twisting of the foot characterizes clubfoot. One or both feet may be involved. Typically, a physical examination can be sufficient to diagnose clubfoot, although X-rays may be recommended as well.
Since clubfoot will not resolve itself, treatment is necessary. Due to the flexibility of the ligaments and tendons of the feet at this time, the sooner the treatment starts, the better the results. A dual approach of manipulation and casting is common for treating clubfoot during the first three months of life. Even if successfully addressed, daily and nightly bracing will be necessary for a period of time since clubfoot has a natural tendency to recur.

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