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Clubfoot - Treatments

Babies with clubfoot are usually referred to a physiotherapist for evaluation and treatment. Treatment consists of joint manipulation as well as strapping with tape to improve joint mobility.

In more severe cases, where joint manipulation and strapping are ineffective, plaster casting and referral to an orthopaedic surgeon may be required.

Below are common treatments for the two types of clubfoot:

  • Postural CTEV: Self-resolving. In some cases, physiotherapy intervention for stretching and stimulation to the feet is required.
  • Structural CTEV: Serial casting and manipulation with minimal surgery if necessary. In severe cases, surgery may be required. This is followed by maintenance with special boots and bar till four years of age.

Clubfoot - Preparing for surgery

Clubfoot - Post-surgery care

Clubfoot - Other Information

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