Pes Equinovarus (Clubfoot) Deformity
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What are the charecteristic features of PEV?
Pes Equinovarus can be recognized with a deformed foot following delivery. Some families are well prepared since they had already had the early intruterine diagnosis. Eventhough, most familes are concerned with crooked appearence of the foot, it is generally possible to correct the deformity and make the foot normal with proper treatment. We use the Ponseti serial casting technique successfully. Most children with clubfoot do not require any surgery other than Percutaneus Achillotomy.
In babies with pes equinovarus, deformed foot can be flexible or rigid. Forepart of the foot is adducted and supinated and plantar flexed over the hindfoot. Medial and plantar sides of the foot show concavity. Heel can be felt very soft and inverted and plantar flexed. In severe cases, deep skin creases in posterior ankle and medial site of the foot are seen.
A radiological test is rarely required.
How is clubfoot treated?
We can treat the clubfoot successfully with Ponseti Technique. However, one should keep in miind that pes equinovarus deformity can not be resolved without treatment.
Pes EQuinovarus (Clubfoot)