- definition: ankle-foot deformity, occurs in utero in approximately 1:1000 live births. increase risk for boys.
- usually unilateral (could be on both). single birth defect or associated with syndromes (multiple defects). in true clubfoot cannot properly align the foot without intervention.
pseudo-talipes deformity: positional, looks turned in but can align foot straight
cause: mechanical factors, prenatal exposure to drugs/infections, inherited factor
when baby is born the nurse should try to align the foot in the right position and if u cant get it there then it is a true club foot