A Usman Memon, A H Mir Jat, Tahir Ahmed, Siraj A Butt, F Ahmed Memon, Santosh Kumar, M Hasnain
Background: The clubfoot is among the common congenital foot anomalies and well treated under 6 months of age. Many patients do not visit the surgeon and live their lives as it with abnormality due to lack of knowledge and awareness, remote and rural areas being affected more.
Aim: To explore the nature and gender distribution of clubfoot.
Study Design: Prospective study
Place and duration of study: Department of Orthopedic, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro from 1st January 2016 to 31st January 2017.
Methodology: Twenty five cases of clubfoot were selected children of 2-5years age range with either Unilateral or bilateral TEV while excluding the children <2 or >5 years and congenital anomalies or syndromes. The data was obtained from parents and examination was carried out filling the necessary information.
Results: The mean age was 3.23±0.89 years with range 2-5 years. There were 17(68%) boys while 9(32%) were girls, bilateral cases were 12(48%) cases and unilateral cases were 13(52%). The right side was affected in 8 (61.5%) of patients whereas left side was involved in 5 (38.4%) patients. The atypical or rigid type was observed in 20 (54%) patients while the typical or flexible type was seen in 17(46%) of the cases.
Conclusion: Male children are more affected by clubfoot than female while atypical presentation is more common than the typical
Keywords: Congenital anomalies, Club foot, Typical, Atypical