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Clubfoot

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
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer 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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