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Club Foot / Talipes / Talipes Equinovarus

Club foot or talipes, or talipes equinovarus is a congenital abnormality of the foot in which the foot is turned inward, and sometimes the ankle is turned down where the sole of the foot should be. The condition is not painful, but can cause difficulty in walking and discomfort as the child grows.

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club foot

Club foot is a condition that has to be corrected . A lot of parents ignore this condition in the hope that it will disappear spontaneously. If the child walks on the outer surface of the foot , if the calf muscles,  foot and leg is smaller  it could be club foot. Be sure to seek opinion from the pediatrician. If it is club foot casting is usually done.

Posted on : Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:42 PM
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My son has a club foot on his right foot.  Soon after delievery we did the casting process.  This proved to not effective.  So a surgery that would release all his tendons/ligaments in between his toes was done.   Now it is 11 yrs later.   He is able to do things like a normal boy, but as we go into his growing spurts and they are substantial, he is complaining of pain in his heels and knees.   We had a meeting with a ortho doctor and he stated we might have to break his feet and have them realligned.   Since he is in middle school and there doesn't seem to be any information on what happens post surgically for teenagers, I was wondering if this is common protocal.  I don't want to have him do a surgery that is not going to help and draw attention to him needlessly.   Can anyone point me in a direction?
Replied on Saturday, June 21, 2008 9:36 AM

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