Footling presentation

Last revised by Dennis Odhiambo Agolah on 17 Nov 2022

A footling presentation (sometimes termed an incomplete breech presentation) is a variation in fetal presentation and is considered a form of breech presentation. It is uncommon and thought to account for around 10-30% of births. In this presentation the fetus has a longitudinal lie but has one of both hips extended with feet presenting towards the pelvis. This therefore can be subclassified as

Footling presentation has the highest rate of cord prolapse(15-18%) out of the other breech presentations. 3

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