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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Club Foot (Overview)

Congenital deformity of one or both feet. Occurs proximately 1/1000 births. Foot is in varying degrees of internal bending such that looks like the child would have to walk on the outside of their ankle if untreated.Treated with casting, manipulation , braces and in some cases surgery.


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How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

Up to 33%: Fetal talipes equinovarus with or without sandal gap may be associated with a chromosomal abnormality as often as 33% of times, and when associated, other abnormalities are found. The most common association is with trisomy 18 (having an extra chromosome #18). In one study only 22% had isolated talipes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
2 doctors shared insights

Club Foot (Overview)

Congenital deformity of one or both feet. Occurs proximately 1/1000 births. Foot is in varying degrees of internal bending such that looks like the child would have to walk on the outside of their ankle if untreated.Treated with casting, manipulation , braces and in some cases surgery.


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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
Once
Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
Once
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How do you know if you have a club foot?

Born with it: Typically, you are born with this condition. It is a foot that is severely deformed. It is inverted and plantarflexed in its position. ...Read more

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What causes club foot?

Club foot: is most commonly genetic. This is due to a dysfunction in the gene that codes for certain tendons in the legs and foot. I have also seen club foot induced by trauma due to a nerve and tendon injury. Most importantly, there is excellent treatment for it! ...Read more

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Does club foot with sandal gap deformity mean a chromosomal disorder?

Hereditary: Club foot is a deformity than can be seen in certain populations more than others, and if a parent has clubfoot there is a chance that a child may have it. The sandal gap refers to the appearance of the big toe being further away from the other toes when an ultrasound is performed on the fetus in the womb. ...Read more