OBJECTIVE: Talipes equinovarus is traditionally viewed in the literature as a congenital disease.
CASE REPORT: We present here a case of the acquired talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) in a young adult patient that has developed the following osteomyelitis.
RESULTS: We have successfully corrected this condition by fibula extension and correction of foot and ankle deformity, using external fixation device. The treatment period has extended over three years and involved two operations.
CONCLUSIONS: This case report will increase awareness of adult orthopedists on acquired talipes equinovarus and propose orthopedic reconstructive strategies to rectify this condition.Free PDF Download
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C.-H. Dong, Z.-M. Wang, X.-L. Zhao, A.-M. Wang
Fibula extension and correction of foot and ankle deformity to rectify post-osteomyelitis talipes equinovarus in a young adult: a case report and literature review
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 20 - N. 12