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What causes club foot in infants?

What causes club foot in infants?

Club foot: Most club feet are caused by the position of the fetus in the womb. ...Read more

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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


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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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Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my severe pain from club foot?

Depends: If you can't get relief from conservative measures, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity. I would recommend an evaluation by a physician who has experience in treating adult club foot deformities. ...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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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?

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

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I have had 2 surgeries to fix my club foot when I was born in 1985, but not it is giving me a lot of trouble. What can I do?

I have had 2 surgeries to fix my club foot when I was born in 1985, but not it is giving me a lot of trouble. What can I do?

See another doctor: There still may be a lot that can be done for you by strappings, bracing, custom made shoes, additional surgery, etc. Don't give up! ...Read more

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What causes club foot?

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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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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Is club foot a hereditary condition?

Is club foot a hereditary condition?

Yes: It can be. It is also seen more in certain populations. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a club foot?

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 can I do to ease the pain from a club foot?

What can I do to ease the pain from a club foot?

Custom shoes: You need custom shoes and insoles to fit the deformity of the foot. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: club foot?

What is the definition or description of: club foot?

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

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How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

How likely is it for you to get disability with club foot?

Not: Likely. It is very difficult to get disability when one can be employed. ...Read more

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If you leave club foot untreated, what is the worst that could happen?

If you leave club foot untreated, what is the worst that could happen?

Untreated clubfoot: A person with untreated clubfoot would have a tremendous disability. Difficulty with running, walking, playing sports to name a few. The position of their foot/feet may even predispose them to chronic wounds that develop due to pressure. When a baby is born with clubfoot, there is a simple method of serial casting that can correct the deformity called the ponseti method. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect on lifestyle for someone with a club foot?

What is the long term effect on lifestyle for someone with a club foot?

Variable: Depending on the degree and treatment of the malformation long-term outcomes for children with club foot are variable. For most who are treated early in life with appropriate measures the prognosis is very good and approaches that of non-affected peers. Some children will have long-term balance or pain issues after treatment, but most do very well. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about how effects of ponseti method for club foot?

Good results: The Ponseti method is used for infants and young children is one of the best ways to treat mild and moderate cases. Severe cases often need surgery but casting is usually tried first. It consists of the leg and foot being casted over several weeks to slowly straighten the foot and usually has very good results. Not all foot specialists are trained in this method so ask when calling for an appt ...Read more

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My first baby have club foot and then second baby also had same desease?

My first baby have club foot and then second baby also had same desease?

About 3% risk: The classical talopes equinovarus deformity is sporadic in the population eith a risk of about 1/1000 in the general population and 3% for subsequent siblings. Involved individuals have a 30% risk of having offspring with the deformity. ...Read more

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I am 35male and was never treated for club foot as a child. What should I do now? I never knew what was wrong with me until now!

I am 35male and was never treated for club foot as a child. What should I do now? I never knew what was wrong with me until now!

See a doctor: There still may be a lot that can be done for you by strappings, bracing, custom made shoes, surgery, etc. Don't give up! ...Read more

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Hi, my sisters son has club foot nd he is not gainning any weight we weighs at 28 pounds 1 yrs old, he eats a lot what could this be any answers?

Hi, my sisters son has club foot nd he is not gainning any weight we weighs at 28 pounds 1 yrs old, he eats a lot what could this be any answers?

Confusing question: A club foot has nothing to do with weight gain. At 28 lb and a year of age the kid is considered in the top 1% of weight for age. If he weighed less than 9 lb at birth and is now less than 31 in long I would consider him overweight.You need to formulate a more specific question. ...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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How painful is the club foot operation?

How painful is the club foot operation?

Painful: Luckily between the anesthetics and powerful painkillers and the infant's still relatively undeveloped sensorium, the after effects should be minimal over the long term. ...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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What kind of shoe is recommended for someone with a club foot?

Get examined: A club foot is a structural deformity which needs to be evaluated properly before recommending any shoe. Depending on flexibility in the foot will dictate what type of shoe and probably, orthotic would be needed. Surgery may even be an option, but proper evaluation is needed. Go see a podiatrist. ...Read more