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About club foot

iammariaiammaria Member Posts: 2 Listener
I never in my life met a person with this type of problem and I feel kind of alone. I really want to know more informations about this thing that I have. I want to know other people's experience so please write your story or opinion :) Thank you!

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome to the community 

    I have seen other people on here with club foot so hope you get some shared responses 
  • iammariaiammaria Member Posts: 2 Listener
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,129 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 26
    Hi @iammaria - & welcome to the community. My son has bilateral talipes equinovarus (club feet) as I prefer to call it, & my middle grandchild has unilateral talipes. My son was operated on when he was 13 months old, first one leg, then a week later the other, & had plaster casts from the top of his legs to his feet for some months. My middle grandchild only had keyhole surgery, but then had to wear Denis-Browne shoes attached by a bar for a couple of years, which could be gradually adjusted to correct the angle of her ankle, & then when she went to bed or had naps for another couple of years.....so less invasive, but treatment lasted much longer.
    My grandchild hasn't had any problems, whereas my son often complained of aching feet. Still to this day if he's tired his feet fall inwards. He has now faded scars from his surgery, but my grandchild has none noticeable (last time I looked).
    In our family it's likely part of our genetic disorder, but often the cause is unknown.
    What has your experience been? My son was operated upon in 1987; by the time my grandchild was born, advances had been made with the treatment of talipes. Hope this helps, & feel free to ask me any questions. :)
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