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Talipes equinovarus


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital Talipes Equinovarus
  • CTEV
  • Talipes
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Talipes equinovarus is a congenital (present from birth) condition where the foot turns inward and downward. The cause of this condition is not known, although it may be passed down through families in some cases. This condition occurs in about 1 out of every 1,000 births. Treatment may involve moving the foot into the correct position and using a cast to keep it there. This process is done in small increments over a period of time. In severe cases, surgery may be needed.[1] 
Last updated: 2/27/2014


  1. Goldenring J. Clubfoot. MedlinePlus. December 1, 2011; Accessed 2/27/2014.
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