Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV), commonly known as clubfoot, is a congenital deformity of the foot and ankle. At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of CTEV, providing comprehensive care to infants and children with this condition to ensure optimal outcomes and long-term mobility.

CTEV is characterized by a foot that is twisted inward and downward, with the sole facing inward and the toes pointing downwards. This abnormal positioning of the foot and ankle can cause difficulty with walking and may lead to secondary issues such as muscle imbalance, joint stiffness, and difficulty wearing shoes.

Diagnosis of CTEV typically occurs shortly after birth during a routine physical examination. The condition is often identified based on the appearance of the affected foot and confirmed through imaging studies such as X-rays or ultrasound.

Treatment for CTEV aims to correct the deformity and restore normal foot and ankle function. The Ponseti method is a widely used and highly effective non-surgical approach for treating clubfoot. This method involves a series of gentle manipulations and casting of the foot to gradually correct the position of the bones and joints. Following the casting phase, a minor surgical procedure called tenotomy may be performed to release tight tendons in the foot, allowing for further correction.

Following treatment, bracing is typically required to maintain the corrected position of the foot and prevent relapse. Bracing is usually continued for several years to ensure optimal long-term outcomes.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our team of pediatric orthopedic specialists is dedicated to providing compassionate and expert care to infants and children with CTEV. We work closely with families to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each child, with the goal of achieving optimal foot function and mobility.

If your child has been diagnosed with CTEV, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital. We are committed to supporting you and your child through every step of the treatment process, ensuring the best possible outcome for their foot health and mobility.