Congenital Clubfoot (Talipes) Information and Support Group


Congenital Clubfoot is one type of a lower leg deformity of unidentified that occurs in otherwise healthy infants. It is one of the most common congenital disorders. Clubfoot causes the foot to turn inward and point downward. Shortened tendons and ligaments on the inside of the lower leg restrict outward movement and cause the foot to turn inward. Tight Achilles tendons cause the foot to point downward.

Clubfoot is now generally thought to develop after the first trimester of pregnancy and can sometimes be picked up on ultrasound from about 20 weeks. It can be either unilateral (one foot) or bilateral (both feet) clubfoot.

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