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Monday, November 26, 2012

Talipes Equinovarus (Clubbed foot)

It is a congenital deformity involving one or both feet. The affected foot appears rotated internally at ankle. The person appears to walk on their ankles. Approximately 50% are bilateral. It occurs commonly in female i.e. 2:1

Causes:

·         Edward syndrome (extra chromosome on 13 number)
·         Ehlers danlos syndrome (disorder of connective tissue involving deficient or abnormal collagen)

Management:

a.    Tenotomy:
Need in 80% cases
b.    Anterior tibial tendon transfer:
The tendon is moved from first toe to 3rd in order to release inward traction on foot.
c.    Ponsiti method:

It is a conservative approach in which serial cast applied over 4 weeks then Mini incision in Achilles tendon.
Physiotherapy

1 comments:

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