Last Updated on Sep 25, 2014


Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity affecting the shape or position of one or both feet. It is also known as talipes or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV).

Club Foot

Clubfoot is a foot deformity in which the foot is twisted inward with the toes pointing down. The affected foot resembles the end of a golf stick (hence its name).

30-50% of the cases of club foot are bilateral, that is, both feet are affected. About one child in 1000 is born with clubfoot, and twice as many boys have it as girls. Family history is also a positive risk factor.

Clubfoot is the most common disorder of the legs that children are born with. It can be easily identified before birth using an ultrasound scan at 20 weeks of gestation. The deformity can range from mild and flexible deformity to severe and rigid deformity.

Clubfoot is not a painful condition. However, if it is not treated, it will lead to significant discomfort and disability by the teenage years.

Usually conservative treatment along with physiotherapy is effective to correct club foot with mild and flexible deformity. In severe and rigid deformity, conservative treatment may fail and surgery is required.

Some defects may not be totally correctable, but with treatment the appearance and function of the foot can be improved. The treatment may be less successful if the clubfoot is associated with other birth disorders.

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Ravinder1430 Friday, May 29, 2015

my friend 20 years old, have club foot give me some suggestion please.

manishjaiswal1978 Saturday, November 1, 2014

My kid have club foot i started his treatment from his birth now is far better and he is 4 yrs old then before but now i am in chennai and it is almost impossible to go again U.P for his regular treatment there.

Is anybody know who is the best doctor for clubfoot in chennai.


HareeB Friday, November 9, 2012

I am looking for clubfoot treatment of my child to be born next year. Treatment will start 1 or 2 weeks after baby is born. Has anyone undergone treatment at CMC , vellore ?

fathima5 Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My son born with aclub foot,now he was 3 years old,we gave a treatment,like tenetomy,pop thebirthit self. but now his fore foot is started totwist,he is wearing a clubfoot shoe but our doctor is saying it will be like this what to do ,please give me asolution.

edsm1961 Friday, September 17, 2010

Where is there a Doctor that can put cussion in between the bones in the feet. My son has no Muscel from his knees down and he walks bone on bone. I am looking for a Doctor that can fix this he is 12 years old and they told me he would never walk but I got him walking about the age of 2.

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