Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 34-39

Congenital clubfoot

1 Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, ESI Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, Fortis Memorial research Institute, Gurgoan, Harayana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Meena
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.145593

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Clubfoot is the most common congenital deformity of lower limbs. Its etiology remains an enigma. The aim of the treatment is to obtain a plantigrate, painless and functional foot. Conservative treatment with Ponseti method of clubfoot is well-accepted and has been reported to result in good correction ranging from as low as 50% to as high as 90%. Surgical treatment is indicated only after failure of conservative methods, with limited release also known as " a la carte"release. This review looks at etiology, clinical assessment, scoring and provides an overview of operative and non-operative treatment options.

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