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    Clubfoot

    Clubfoot and normal foot

    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 than normal.
    • 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.
    By Healthwise Staff
    John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
    Last Revised November 29, 2012

    Last Revised: November 29, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

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