What is Clubfoot?
Clubfoot is one of the most common birth defects.
Clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, is a foot and ankle congenital deformity. Being a congenital condition means some babies are are are born with it since it. The foot or or both feet could turn inward. The bottom of the foot often faces sideways or even upward when you look at it.
The heels and toes turn inward to the extent that it looks like the feet are upside down.
Statistics of children born with clubbed feet
Clubfoot affects approximately one in every 500-1000 new Borns, making it one of the most common birth defect with about half of the cases of club foot involving only one foot
Clubfoot has a greater chance of being corrected if treatment is initiated early in life because of the favorable fibroelastic properties of the ligaments, capsules and tendons.
The child undergoes 4-8 weeks of weekly castings and then tenotomy after which a brace is given to the child and would be followed up on management.
Life After the Treatment of Clubfoot
A well treated clubfoot resembles a normal foot in appearance. For a person born with a clubfoot, normal daytime footwear can be worn, sports, and dance are no issues. A child’s ailment won’t prevent them from engaging in typical activities.
Before and After Club foot pictures
Treatment of Clubfoot in Kogi State, Nigeria
The straight child foundation in partnership with Miraclefeet supports a free comprehensive treatment for children of 0-5 years of age at the Federal Medical Center Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.
Address – PLASTER ROOM / MOPD CLINIC, FMC LOKOJA.
DATE:- EVERY THURSDAY
TIME:- FROM 9 : 00 AM