Flashcards in Ch. 28: Clubfoot Deck (15):
A complex deformity of the ankle and foot
Can clubfoot be in both feet?
Can clubfoot be in only one foot?
Clubfoot can be associated with other disorders--which ones?
Cerebral palsy and spinal bifida
Occurs from intrauterine crowding
Occurs in associated with other syndromes
Inversion (bending inward)
Eversion (bending outward)
Dorsiflexion (toes are higher than the heels)
Toes are facing inward and lower than the heel
Can an ultrasound detect the deformity?
Talk about casting with clubfoot.
Series of castings starting shortly after birth and continuing until max correction is accomplished
What are the surgical interventions of congenital clubfoot and syndromic clubfoot?
Osteotomy: removing part of the bone
Fusion: Fusing 2 or more bones together
Tendon lengthening or shortening