Club Foot / Talipes / Talipes Equinovarus
Talipes - Talipes refers to Ankle and foot. This is a condition of foot caused by shortening of muscles and tendons.
Equino varus - The position of foot pointing downwards and inwards.
Orthopedics - This is a Medical speciality, which is related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of Musculo-skeletal system.
Manipulation - This is a treatment, where the doctor manually, holds and stretches the foot to correct the abnormal position.
Deformity - Deformity is a major difference in shape of body or part of a body compared to the normal shape of the body.
Soft tissue operation - This is a surgical operation done to correct the shortened tendons and ligaments of the foot, causing abnormal position of the foot.
Osteotomy - This is a surgical operation where the affected bones are cut and removed.
Splints - Splints are devices, which supports and maintains the corrected position.