Clubfoot Deformities

Clubfoot Deformity: Common Birth Defect

Clubfoot Deformity: Common Birth Defect

Clubfoot deformity occurs as foot abnormalities at birth in a baby’s foot which get’s twisted in position or shape. The clubfoot tissues connect the muscles to the bone, which are shorter than usual. Depending on whether the condition is severe or mild, the Clubfoot Deformities Doctor In Punjab will suggest the necessary approach. Dr. Sudhanshu Bansal is a known clubfoot deformity doctor who recommends getting treatment right after birth.

Symptoms of Clubfoot Deformity

The most common signs and symptoms of clubfoot deformity are:

  • The foot get’s twisted downward and inward, which means the heel is inward with an increased arch.
  • The foot or leg might be shorter as compared to a normal one
  • The calf muscles of the affected leg won’t develop like normal
  • The foot might turn out extremely severe, which makes it look upside down

Once the doctor determines the symptoms, the doctor will personalize the Clubfoot Deformities Treatment to improve the condition.

Causes of Clubfoot Deformities

The reason is not known. The combination of genetics and environment can lead to clubfoot deformity. Although, there are a few risk factors that increase the chances of getting clubfoot deformity treatment:

  • Boys are twice the chances of getting clubfoot as compared to girls
  • If someone in the family or children has it, it increases the chances of having the problem.
  • Smoking during pregnancy
  • Other abnormalities increase the risk of clubfoot
  • Too little fluid during pregnancy increases the risk of clubfoot

Diagnosis of Clubfoot Deformity

The doctor checks the signs and symptoms of clubfoot deformity right after birth by checking the position and shape of the newborn’s foot. The doctor might suggest X-ray to check the severity, in negleted foot mainly although it’s noticed with bare eyes.

Treatment for clubfoot deformity in Punjab

The treatment for clubfoot needs to start on time as it doesn’t go away with the growth. The treatment for clubfoot deformity is divided into two stages:

Ponseti Serial Casting

During ponseti serial casting, the treatment includes careful stretching and manipulation of the foot and held in a cast. The procedure includes applying few cast, and those are:

  • 1 or 2 weeks after the baby is born
  • Cast change in the office every 7 to 10 days

By the time 4th or 5th cast turn comes, the need to lengthen the Achilles tendon is needed with,procedure name tenotomy.

Bracing for Clubfoot

Ponseti serial casting aims to correct a foot deformity, whereas braces help maintain the correction. If your child doesn’t get braces, the chance of clubfoot recurrence is higher. After the last cast, the baby needs to wear a brace for 23 hours a day for three months, and then for 16-18 hours per day,untill walking age later night time bracing.

Schedule initial consultation

After the clubfoot deformity treatment, the feet look normal. It’s all about living an active and healthy lifestyle & that is possible with on-time clubfoot deformity treatment. If you would like to know more about the treatment approach, book an appointment with Dr. Sudhanshu Bansal in Punjab to improve your baby’s life.