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What is clubfoot in babies?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A clubfoot or congenital talipes equinovarus is a congenital anomaly involving one or both feet. The affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle resulting in it being positioned at a sharp angle to the ankle. Clubfoot is a relatively common birth anomaly and is more commonly seen in male than females. Clubfoot is usually an isolated finding in an otherwise healthy infant.

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