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Childrens Clubfoot - Treatment with Casting or Operation

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Description: Anatomy and Pathophysiology Natural History Surgical and Non-Surgical Options Non-Operative Treatment Benefits and Limits Surgical Intervention and Considerations Potential Operative Complications Rehabilitation/Convalescence Clubfoot is a complex deformity that is readily apparent at birth and in some cases is diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. The goal of treatment is to obtain and maintain correction of the clubfoot so that the patient has a functional, pain-free, plantigrade foot, with good mobility and without calluses, and does not need modified shoes. Parents of infants born with clubfeet and no other significant medical problems should be reassured that their child, when treated by medical experts, will have feet that are fully compatible with a normal, active life. However, it must always be remembered that a clubfoot will never be a normal foot.

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Added: Thu Dec 14 2006