What a paediatrician should know about congenital clubfoot

Daniela Dibello, Valentina Di Carlo, Giulia Colin, Egidio Barbi, Anna M. C. Galimberti
2020 Italian Journal of Pediatrics  
Clubfoot is the most frequent congenital malformation of the foot, affecting more than 1-2 subjects per 1.000 newborns. Without appropriate treatment, a child with congenital clubfoot will never be able to walk physiologically with a dramatic impact on the quality of life. In the last decades, different corrective solutions have been proposed, and there is rising scientific evidence that the Ponseti non-invasive method is safe and effective in the treatment of the clubfoot. So, what should a
more » ... o, what should a general paediatrician know about this condition and what should he concretely do in the suspect of a congenital clubfoot?
doi:10.1186/s13052-020-00842-3 pmid:32498693 fatcat:7hfakuowyfectmqen5tmlv2z4e