URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/presentations/100056.htm

Clubfoot repair - series

Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 2

Overview

The type and extent of surgery depends on the how severe the deformity is. The defect involves tight and short tendons around the foot and ankle. The surgery involves lengthening some tendons and shortening other tendons to place the bones and joints in normal positions. A cast is applied to the foot after surgery to maintain its position while it heals.

Update Date 12/1/2011

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics