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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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Dr. John Landi
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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