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What are the characteristics of a foot deformity?

What are the characteristics of a foot deformity?

Read below: Most foot deformities are where a bony is abnormally prominant such as a bunion, or heel bump protrusion. Most of these are hereditary including clubfoot. Other foot deformities may be soft tissue in nature. I hope this helps. ...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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How long does it take to treat equinovarus foot deformity?

How long does it take to treat equinovarus foot deformity?

Depends on the age: It may take lnfancy and early childhood, and may or may not involve one or more surgical interventions. The older the patient, the more severe the surgery could be needed. If not correcting it surgically a lifetime bracing could be another option. ...Read more

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What could have caused a foot deformity for me but not my identical twin?

What could have caused a foot deformity for me but not my identical twin?

Likely epigenetic: This is unlikely to be due to genetic influences since you two are genetically identical. Possibilities causing the deformity include amniotic band syndrome or deformity due to fetal crowding. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area for diagnosis and treatment: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Any ideas why is it that I have a foot deformity while my identical twin doesn't?

Any ideas why is it that I have a foot deformity while my identical twin doesn't?

Many reasons: Going by the age in the profile there are many environmental factors that can take place over the course of 3 decades that can affect both of your feet. Such as shoegear, activity level, pregnancy, traumatic injury, etc. If your foot problems persist, i suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. What type of surgery for bunions is recommended?

I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. What type of surgery for bunions is recommended?

Their are many: Procedures for bunions with met adductus vary for the individual. It depends on how much deformity there is, how much motion to 1st metatarsal or hypermobility is present and others so without seeing your x-rays and foot it is difficult to say. Seek second opinion if you are not comfortable with the 1st one. ...Read more

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