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Talipes

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by candyshrimp, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Not 100% sure but I have a little boy in my class who had this as a baby. Apparently he wore leg braces at night for a while. I may be wrong but I think it is what used to be known as club foot.
    They treat it when they are newborn with a variety of methods (plaster cast / snipped tendon / special boots).

    The little boy I have in my class walks normally and his feet are normal-looking with no further problems. His physical ability is normal too.
    Hope this helps x
     
  2. My baby was born with talipes right foot - his foot was almost touching his shin. I was told he'd need to see a specialist but not given any advice on exercises or anything to do. Turns out he wasn;t referred (grr) so I took him to the doctor who confirmed all was well. It just righted itself, but it was probably a mild case. He's ten months now and cruising round the furniture quite happily and the foot is fine.
    A child in my class had a more severe form and his mum was told he wouldn;t ever walk, but he does - although he has had quite a few surgeries. it was his mum who told me to chase up the referral and showed me exercises to do. Apparently the important thing is not letting the ligaments get tightened in that position.

    I'd speak to your midwife or consultant - get them to give you an idea of possible treatments so oyu're not fretting baout operations until if or when you know they're an option.
    Hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy x
     
  3. thanks All. We've been referred to the children's physio therapist to discuss the treatments that may be needed but will all depend on the severity. Which we won't know till s/he is born
     

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