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
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > 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 09:37
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:32

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