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Bone, Joint and Muscle Conditions



Symptoms of Clubfoot

Clubfoot looks like no other condition. At birth, the baby's foot or feet are turned down and in. They can't be straightened just by trying to move the foot.

Clubfoot Diagnosis

Doctors can see clubfoot on ultrasound images taken after about four months of pregnancy.

When your baby is born, the doctor will examine his feet, along with his arms, hands, hips and legs, to make sure he has no deformities. If the doctor sees that your newborn baby has a clubfoot, the doctor may refer you to our Clubfoot Clinic for treatment.

Babies who have a clubfoot are no more likely than other children to have other bone or joint problems, unless they have an underlying condition such as spina bifida or arthrogryposis.

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