Clubfoot (also called
talipes equinovarus) is a general term used to describe a range of unusual
positions of the foot. Each of the following characteristics may be present,
and each may vary from mild to severe:
The foot (especially the heel) is usually smaller
The foot may point downward.
The front of
the foot may be rotated toward the other foot.
The foot may turn in
and, in extreme cases, the bottom of the foot can point up.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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