Conflicts of interest: None declared.
Update on clubfoot
Version of Record online: 16 APR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 9, pages E434–E437, September 2013
How to Cite
Gibbons, P. J. and Gray, K. (2013), Update on clubfoot. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E434–E437. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12167
Source of funding: None declared.
- Issue online: 5 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 16 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 OCT 2012
- congenital talipes equinovarus;
- orthotic device;
Congental talipes equinovarus, or clubfoot, remains one of the commonest congenital limb deformities. The genetics of this condition are not yet fully understood. It is increasingly being diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound with implications for prenatal counselling. With the widespread acceptance of the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment major surgical interventions are needed much less frequently and long-term outcomes are improved.