Also known as CTEV, this is the commonest congenital deformity requiring treatment. The current method of treatment is known as Ponseti’s technique of serial plastering. Neglected cases are treated with open surgery or correction using external frames.
In clubfoot, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened, the bones have an unusual shape, and the Achilles tendon is tightened. If left untreated, the person may appear to walk on their ankles or the sides of their feet. Most children will have only a clubfoot and no other condition, but sometimes clubfoot occurs with other problems, such as spina bifida.
In clubfoot, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened, the bones have an unusual shape, and the Achilles tendon is tightened.
If left untreated, the person may appear to walk on their ankles or the sides of their feet.
In an infant born with clubfoot:
- the top of the foot twists downwards and inwards
- the arch is more pronounced and the heel turns inward
- in severe cases, the foot may look as if it is upside-down
- the calf muscles tend to be underdeveloped
- if only one foot is affected, it is usually slightly shorter than the other, especially at the heel
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