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Congenital cleft foot deformity

Choudry, Q, Kumar, R and Turner, PG 2010, 'Congenital cleft foot deformity' , Foot and Ankle Surgery, 16 (4) , e85-e87.

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    Cleft foot or ectrodactyly is a rare congenital anomaly. It is often associated with cleft hands. Most early authors advised non-operative treatment but more recently surgical treatment has been advised. However the last two decades have seen a trend towards surgical management of these deformities. Most authors agree that whilst cosmesis is an important consideration, the main aim of correction is to provide feet which could fit into normal shoes and to provide or maintain a normal functional foot. We describe our experience with five feet in three patients treated surgically as a one step procedure as opposed to a staged approach.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Ectrodactyly, cleft foot, lobster claw
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 12687731
    Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 10:37
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:52

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