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Pediatric Clubbed Foot

Clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, is a congenital (present at birth) foot deformity. It affects the bones, muscles, tendons and blood vessels and can affect one or both feet. The foot is usually short and broad in appearance and the heel points downward while the front half of the foot (forefoot) turns inward. The heel cord (Achilles tendon) is tight. The heel can appear narrow and the muscles in the calf are smaller compared to a normal lower leg.

Clubfoot occurs in approximately one to three of every 1,000 births, with boys outnumbering girls two to one. One or both feet may be affected.

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    Departments that Treat Clubbed Foot

    Rare Disease Institute - Genetics and Metabolism

    Children's National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.

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    Cancer Genetics Program

    Our cancer genetics experts help answer important questions about your child's inherited risk for cancer.

    The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

    The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.