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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Club Feet That Develop Later In Life

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Are there times where you can't get 100% correction of club feet, why?

Are there times where you can't get 100% correction of club feet, why?

Yes: Most club feet are now managed non operatively with casting as long as they are addressed as infants. 100% correction is not always achieved as it is a genetic deformity. Pediatric orthopedists are the experts in this topic and i would defer to them for further advice. ...Read more

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How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

Not: Likely. It is very difficult to get disability when one can be employed. ...Read more

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Why do people have club feet?

Why do people have club feet?

Can be hereditary. : Club feet often run in families but it can also be due to random events during development. ...Read more

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How rare is a female with bilateral, resilient club feet? Also, she has no other health problems other than this.

How rare is a female with bilateral, resilient club feet? Also, she has no other health problems other than this.

See answer: Club foot is a common birth defect and involves both feet about 50% of the time. Though it may occur as a part of many other congenital syndromes, it commonly occurs as an isolated abnormality. Clubfoot is treated with manipulation by podiatrists, physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, specialist nurses, or orthotists: often by serial casting and then providing braces to hold the feet in a place. ...Read more

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Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

See below: The best boots are the ones that feel comfortable and accommodate the deformity. ...Read more

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How is a club foot deformity inherited?

How is a club foot deformity inherited?

Multiple factors: Congenital club foot ccf can occur as an isolated event or as part of a syndrome. Current thinking includes the influence of an autosomal dominent gene which is expressed ~33% , making it possible to skip generations without an affected carrier. Incidence 11/10000 (iowa)m>f, increased if mother smokes in pregnancy.See http://www.Omim.Org/entry/119800. ...Read more

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Is it possible for surgery to correct a club foot?

Is it possible for surgery to correct a club foot?

Never too late...: But the sooner the better. See a podiatrist who specializes in children's problems and get started right away! many famous people including some professional athletes have had successful careers after early club foot surgical correction. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a baby with a club foot?

What should I do if I have a baby with a club foot?

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 more

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