Posted by: Indonesian Children | September 11, 2009

CALCANEOVALGUS FOOT

This is the most common paediatric foot deformity. As the name implies, in this condition the hindfoot is in excessive calcaneus (dorsiflexed) and valgus position. In a walking child, on weight-bearing the foot has an excessively everted and pronated appearance.

This is an entirely benign condition in majority of cases. It is usually secondary to joint laxity and immature muscle pattern as seen in the newborn or a young child.

Other than gentle stretching exercises no other treatment is generally required and long-term prognosis is excellent.

Calcaneovalgus Foot

At Birth

Walking Age

 

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