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Congenital Abnormalities Club Foot
Congenital malformation is also known as Congenital abnormalities. A congenital malformation is a condition in which a person has a abnormal body part from the day he was born. The malformation is a birth defect, but sometimes it is not discovered until many years later, especially if it is inside the body, such as a kidney malformation. Many congenital malformations cause symptoms, ...Read more
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Foot deformed : 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. ...Read more
Is club foot hereditary? I have a 6mth old and i'm scared she will have what I have now... How do I tell is she has that?
Club foot is : A congenital problem meaning that one is born with it if a child does not have it now then they will not develop it, talk to your pediatrician and if need be see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon for reassurance. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been trying to increase ankle flexibility.Could one have less mobility because i was born with a club foot? It was taken care of early, though.
Common problem: I find decreased ankle flexibility in more than half my patients.Some have this from very early on as a congenital shortening of the achilles tendon.Most kid activities today do not involve those that would stretch this tendon ; play gradually builds the calf muscle, aggravating the problem. Doing squats, wall pushes, dips and using bungee cords to pull the forefoot up in a figure 8 movement can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has a cousin born with club foot. I’ve heard this is a genetic condition. Should I be worried about my baby?
No: There is a genetic component involved but this is small. If present, this can be usually detected at the 20 week ultrasound. If it is detected at this time, then is is important to rule out other malformations. If club foot is the only anomaly, an orthopedic surgeon evaluates the baby and outlines a treatment plan that involves physical therapy and perhaps surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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