A CASE REPORT ON CHILD DEFORMITY: CLUBFOOT
Abdul Wahid Ishaque* and Nishant Khatiwada
A clubfoot is a birth defect in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position. Clubfoot is also known as congenital talipes equinovarus. It is the commonest congenital anomaly with an incidence of one to two per 1000 lives births. This happens because the tendons and muscles in and around the foot are shorter than they should be. There are no known cause of clubfoot but there are certain known risk factors such as gender (two-third of babies with clubfoot are male), lifestyle choices (smoking whiles pregnant), family history. The main treatment forms of clubfoot are casting and surgery. A 1-year-old male child was brought to the hospital with a chief complaint of deformity of right foot since 1 year. The child was diagnosed based on subjective evidence which is the deformity in the right foot and surgery was performed. Conservative treatment was given with weekly follow up and now the legs of the child look straight with no signs of deformities.
Keywords: Clubfoot, Congenital anomaly, congenital talocalcaneonavicular, hydramnios and primiparous uterus.
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