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Child with club foot at risk for other birth defects?

Child with club foot at risk for other birth defects?

No: Club feet are due to unusual position in uterus and leads to deformity. It may associated with other positional deformity;but no other chromosome abnormality. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Congenital Malformation (Definition)

Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can ...Read more


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I have congenital talipes (club foot), any suggestions?

I have congenital talipes (club foot), any suggestions?

See a doc : Orthopedist or podiatrist with experience with treating this specific disorder, . ...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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How many surgeries will it take to fix a club foot?

How many surgeries will it take to fix a club foot?

Depends: Treatment varies on age of presentation, severity, etc. In an infant or early child see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. Adult, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How is a club foot operation done?

How is a club foot operation done?

Can be big or small: There is not a "clubfoot operation". There are a variety of procedures used on clubfeet. A tenotomy involves cutting the achilles tendon completely and allows the ankle to flex more. It is a common part of the ponseti method used in infants. More extensive soft tissue releases, tendon transfers, osteotomies and fusions may be used for "atypical", recurrent or long-standing deformities. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for a club foot?

Are there any natural remedies for a club foot?

No: In some cases non-surgical management can be used but this condition requires proper medical attention. See apediatric orthopaedic surgeon if infant/child, orthopaedic foot/ankle specialist if adult. ...Read more

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Does club foot make your legs really skinny?

Does club foot make your legs really skinny?

Depends: If you are not able to walk than the muscle could atrophy making your legs look small. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Club Foot (Definition)

Congenital deformity of one or both feet. Foot is in varying degrees of internal bending such that looks like the child would have to walk on the outside of ...Read more