Clubfoot prenatal diagnosys

What is it?

Ultrasound diagnosis:
Demonstration that the sole of the foot is not perpendicular to the lower leg bones.
Associated abnormalities:
In >50% of cases the condition is isolated.
Chromosomal abnormalities: common finding in trisomies 18 and 13.
Commonly associated with prolonged oligohydramnios, brain abnormalities, spina bifida, skeletal and neuromuscular disorders.
More than 250 genetic syndromes include clubfoot as one component.

Which are the symptoms?

This isolated fetal pathologic condition is not associated with maternal morbid conditions.

How is it diagnosed?

Detailed ultrasound examination.
Non-isolated cases: invasive testing and array.
Isolated: standard follow-up.

Suggested exams

How is it treated?

In 90% of cases good long-term function is achieved by manipulation and serial application of casts, supported by limited operative intervention.
Surgery is necessary in about 10% of cases and in one third more than one operation is needed.

Where do we treat it?

Within the San Donato Group, you can find Clubfoot prenatal diagnosys specialists at these departments:

Are you interested in receiving the treatment?

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