what is a congenital horseshoe varus foot?
equinus aka pointed foot pedal, and it is very common in the newborn joint deformity, most of the children with equinus were because of incomplete as a result of brain development, see more at premature and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy have equinus symptoms.
a, so what’s the feature of equinus?
when patients with equinus in standing and walking foot shape is very special, with the average person is different, if children can walk to a age, stand up but Spanish landing, and so on with impending, shaped like a horseshoe, toe not flattering when walking in the young period, often play ground, toe first and then the foot to follow. Take children to the hospital inspection, inspection to the front of the foot plantar flexion, often merge concave, shortening of the Achilles tendon, the foot can’t dorsiflexion, this kind of situation is obvious equinus.
2, what are the symptoms of equinus?
1。 New malformation: after are currently single or double parapodum varying degrees of deformity, assume the foot ankle plantar flexion position, varus. Adduction deformity.
2。 Toddlers exception: when children learn to walk, with the outside of front feet or foot YuanZhao walk, as old age, deformity gradually aggravate, serious foot carrying, weight in a slippery bursa and callosity.
3。 Movement disorders: self-control ability is poor, don’t catch something serious hands, your feet won’t walk, some even won’t turn over. Sit up, can’t stand, not normal chewing and swallowing.
4。 Noise or position change: difficult to thigh outreach, not easy to fist broke off when bathing, feet touch the edge of the tub, back muscle stiff shaft bow type.
5。 Decreased activity. Motor development lags behind, is not look up, after the thumb to close, hand can’t open, not stretch hand to grasp things, do not laugh, not to recognize people, abnormal appearance.
6。 Lower extremities abnormal muscle tone and abnormal posture: the upright position in unbend, foot drop, legs crossed, the scissors, lower limbs stretch, bend, trunk after stretch. Extensor increased tension, neck, back, leg stretch or crossed, hands get in front of the midline, the opisthotonos stretch torso. Prone position flexor muscle tension increases, can’t look up, hip is raised, shoulder bed, limbs flexion. Slant head to one side, the ipsilateral arm unbend, contralateral upper limb flexion, archery shaped.
the horseshoe varus foot can be cured?
the foot experts said the treatment of congenital horseshoe varus foot principles primarily to correct deformities, early correction of deformity, function was restored. Treatment should be choose according to children’s age and deformity. From the need to adhere to, long observation and individualized treatment plan. Surgical treatment should be considered when body growth factors, surgical correction can be in different time, shoulds not be too disruptive.
as long as get timely and correct treatment, baby strephenopodia can be recovered to normal level. Strephenopodia newborns can early rehabilitation is that parents can help identify abnormal symptoms, if chose to normal hospital diagnosis and treatment, if the baby with strephenopodia drag died or inappropriate treatment, consequence will be unimaginable. The baby is in the key period of growth, drug therapy be harm for children, especially the western medicine, obvious side effects, can cause dependence and addiction. Rehabilitation training and rehabilitation slower, need to insist for a long time to coaching, cannot effect a radical cure, more trauma surgical treatment for newborns. Only find out root cause, can choose the right treatment hope to let children get a good recovery.
congenital equinus varus foot, if early treatment is completely curable. Congenital equinus, once found that can take the following treatment: the degree of deformity is relatively small, but children in the infant stage, massage, the dentures to treat, the effect of correction at this time is the most obvious. Patients in the treatment process must be positive and optimistic mentality, using better attitude to cooperate with the doctor’s treatment, so have a great effect for relief.
for very serious deformity, horseshoe varus in early surgical correction for need, such as an extension of the Achilles tendon or foot bone cutting. After the above treatment, parents need to be under the guidance of a doctor for children to do the corresponding functional exercise, in order to promote the recovery of these models are better.
in some cases, the deformity is very serious, a surgery may not be able to achieve complete correction. As the children’s growth, may require surgical correction for the second or third, to gradually achieve the result of correction. For this kind of disease, if early treatment is possible to cure, but treatment time is relatively long.