rocker bottom foot
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
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rocker bottom footOrthopedics 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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