Congenital talipes equinovarus

Case contributed by Ahmad Elbelgihy


Routine antenatal scan

Patient Data

Age: 20 y
Gender: Female

Routine antenatal scan revealed bilateral Congenital talipes equinovarus deformity. No associated other anomalies detected.


Post natal photograph confirms the discovered congenital talipes equinovarus deformity.

Case Discussion

Congenital talipes equinovarus is considered the most common anomaly affecting the feet diagnosed on antenatal ultrasound.

Clubfoot is considered a more general descriptive term that describes multiple distinct abnormalities: in this particular case, talipes equinovarus describes adduction of the forefoot, inversion of the heel and plantar flexion of the forefoot and ankle.

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