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

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

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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Is club foot a hereditary problem?

Is club foot a hereditary problem?

Not usually: It is due to the position of the foot and leg in utero. ...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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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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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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How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

No : Achilles lengthening won't fix those problems. Try to avoid any more surgical intervention until it's all you have left. Exhaust physical therapy & other noninvasive treatments first. ...Read more

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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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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Are congenital abnormalities genetic?

Are  congenital abnormalities genetic?

Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, (warfarin) enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more

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IF untreated Compartment syndrome caused cavus foot & slight osteoarthritis in ankle, will ankle OA keep progressing or stay same if CS & cavus fixed?

IF untreated Compartment syndrome caused cavus foot & slight osteoarthritis in ankle, will ankle OA keep progressing or stay same if CS & cavus fixed?

Depends: A cavus deformity does place asymmetric stress on the cartilage of the ankle joint. The deformity should be corrected to give a stable foot in order to lessen the progression of OA. This should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who has completed a foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship. Keith Wapner is in Philadelphia and has extensive experience with this type of problem. ...Read more

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My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes. I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes.  I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

Hip muscle weakness: The neuropathy has not caused the lateral deviation In the foot placement. This is typically a hip,muscle weakness. You should be in a better shoe,to,accommodate the hammer toes, or see a podiatrist to determine if foot reconstruction is needed for these multiple maladies ...Read more

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Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Www.thefetus.net.: Try the above website for many fetal anomalies, including cardiac lesions. ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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How frequently does talipes(club foot) with sandal gap in a foetus mean a chromosomal disorder?

0.08%: "Congenital clubfoot is present at birth (the definition of "congenital") and affects the foot and/or ankle. There is no known cause for clubfoot, and it is twice as common in male children as it is in female children. The frequency of congenital clubfoot is approximately 1 per 1,240 live births". from the Cleveland Clinic, ...Read more

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


Club Foot (Definition)

A congenital condition characterized by a deformity (bending) of the foot, where the forefoot and ...Read more