rocker bottom foot

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A rigid flatfoot deformity caused by a malpositioned navicular bone at the neck of the talus; the ankle is in severe equinus and the forefoot in dorsiflexion—i.e., rocker bottom-like—accompanied by contraction of the talonavicular, deltoid and calcaneal cuboidal ligaments, the peroneus brevis and triceps surae muscles. Rocker bottom foot is either isolated or accompanies trisomies 18 and 13
Management Early manipulation and plaster correction of the forefoot into plantar flexion, inversion and adduction; ‘benign neglect’ represents malpractice as rocker bottom feet ultimately require triple arthrodesis when ignored by the patient’s health care providers

rocker bottom foot

Orthopedics Congenital vertical talus, pes valgus A rigid flatfoot deformity caused by a malpositioned navicular bone at the neck of the talus; the ankle is in severe equinus and the forefoot in dorsiflexion–ie, rocker bottom-like, accompanied by contraction of the talonavicular, deltoid and calcaneal cuboidal ligaments, the peroneus brevis and triceps surae muscles; RBF are either isolated deformities or accompany trisomies 18 and 13 Treatment Early manipulation and plaster correction of the forefoot into plantar flexion, inversion and adduction
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