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Baby Club Foot
About 3% risk: The classical talopes equinovarus deformity is sporadic in the population eith a risk of about 1/1000 in the general population and 3% for subsequent siblings. Involved individuals have a 30% risk of having offspring with the deformity. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I call a pedi ortho: The typical clubfoot may respond to a series of casts applied starting soon after birth to reshape the ankle & foot. The casts are removed & reapplied over days & weeks to bring the bones into better alignment.If the casts don't bring things into position surgery may be required. Often you can find this specialized service at one of the shrine hospitals. ...Read moreGet help now ›
How to stop walking on the sides of my feet which apparently is caused by having club foot as a baby?
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My husband has a cousin born with club foot. I’ve heard this is a genetic condition. Should I be worried about my baby?
No: There is a genetic component involved but this is small. If present, this can be usually detected at the 20 week ultrasound. If it is detected at this time, then is is important to rule out other malformations. If club foot is the only anomaly, an orthopedic surgeon evaluates the baby and outlines a treatment plan that involves physical therapy and perhaps surgery. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Detailed evaluation: Followed by possible serial casting to gradually realign the bones properly - the immediate course of therapy that should be taken without major delays. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Bracing: And surgery may help. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Variable: Depending on the degree and treatment of the malformation long-term outcomes for children with club foot are variable. For most who are treated early in life with appropriate measures the prognosis is very good and approaches that of non-affected peers. Some children will have long-term balance or pain issues after treatment, but most do very well. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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