Saturday, March 20, 2010

Metatarsus Adductus vs Congenital Clubfoot

Question?
Metatarsus Adductus vs Congenital Clubfoot ?











Answer

Metatarsus Adductus
Clinical Findings
  • medial deviation of the forefoot
  • The hindfoot is normal.
Treatment
  • be self-correcting.
  • use passive stretching 
  
Congenital Clubfoot (equinovarus foot; talipes equinovarus)
  • ankle plantar flexion (equinus)
  • inversion and axial internal rotation of the subtalar (talocalcaneal) joint (varus)
  • medial subluxation of the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints (adductus).
 
 

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