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Repair of clubfoot; Posteromedial release; Achilles tendon release; Clubfoot release; Talipes equinovarus - repair; Tibialis anterior tendon transfer
Clubfoot repair is surgery to correct a birth defect of the foot and ankle.
See also: Clubfoot
The type of surgery that is done depends on:
Your child will have general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free) during the surgery.
Ligaments are tissues that help hold the bones together in the body. Tendons are tissues that help attach muscles to bones. A clubfoot occurs when tight tendons and ligaments prevent the foot from stretching into the right position.
To repair a clubfoot, one or two cuts are made in the skin, most often on the back of the foot and around the inside part of the foot.
Older children who still have a foot deformity after surgery may need more surgery. Also, children who have not had surgery yet may need surgery as they grow. Types of surgery they may need include:
A baby who is born with a clubfoot is first treated with a cast to stretch the foot into a more normal position.
Clubfoot repair surgery may be needed if:
Older children or adults may need surgery if:
Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Congenital clubfoot (talipes equinovarus) In: Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 26.
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