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How is a club foot operation done?

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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tim Schrader
Dr. Tim Schrader
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In brief: 3 ways

There are several different operations but all must address the soft tissue and bony changes present.
There are 3 components to be addressed- the rotation of the foot inwards, down, and across. This is rather a simplistic explanation but the deformity is actually quite complex and detailed explanation can be readily researched on the web.

In brief: 3 ways

There are several different operations but all must address the soft tissue and bony changes present.
There are 3 components to be addressed- the rotation of the foot inwards, down, and across. This is rather a simplistic explanation but the deformity is actually quite complex and detailed explanation can be readily researched on the web.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: There

Are a few different types of operations that can be performed for really any condition.
Based upon your specific condition a doctor decides the best way to fix a problem. A surgical consultation is a great way to start to get specific information.

In brief: There

Are a few different types of operations that can be performed for really any condition.
Based upon your specific condition a doctor decides the best way to fix a problem. A surgical consultation is a great way to start to get specific information.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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