Being Born With A Clubfoot

By- Miranda Frank

causes

In some cases, clubfoot can be associated with other abnormalities of the skeleton that are present at birth, such as spina bifida, a serious birth defect that occurs when the tissue surrounding the developing spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly.

The environment plays a role in causing clubfoot. Studies have strongly linked clubfoot to cigarette smoking during pregnancy, especially when there already is a family history of clubfoot.

symptoms

  • The foot is usually smaller than normal.
  • The foot may point downward.
  • The front of the foot may be rotated toward the other foot.
  • The foot may turn in, and in extreme cases, the bottom of the foot can point up.
  • treatment

    Nonsurgical treatments such as casting or splinting are usually the main treatment.

    life expectancy

    Clubfoot dose not effect on how long you live.

    3 facts on Clubfoot

    Clubfoot is generally completely painless.

    Boys are twice as likely to get the disease as girls.

    The incidence for children who have a sibling with clubfoot is approximately 3 %.

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