The Chance Of Healing Crooked Legs In Newborns?

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My sister was born and at birth the feet are bent 90 ° to the inside. Can it be cured?

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Good evening, thanks for the question

Leg deformities in newborns, including often occur. The type of deformity or deformity can vary greatly from mild to severe.

Some forms of deformity can improve spontaneously in the first few months of life or are helped by splints for maximum improvement, for example in the case of calcaneovalgus talipes. But in other cases it can also be related to genetic disorders or nervous system abnormalities as in the case of paralytic calcaneus. Or in the condition of a vertical congenital thallus which requires surgery and some cast procedures.

In the condition of your sister, talipes equinovarus is likely where the soles of the feet are bent inward. This type of deformity can not improve spontaneously, but requires the installation of a serial cast until the reconstruction operation in severe cases.

But for a definite diagnosis, a direct examination by a doctor is required, considering that the types are very diverse. Other tests may be needed such as X-rays or screening for pelvic bone dysplasia.

That's all, hope you can help

Dr. Farah

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