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Congenital Vertical Talus

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  • Lateral obliquity of the calcaneocuboid joint could be present to varying degrees.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] concomitant grice extra – artricular arthrodesis PowerPoint Presentation: Thank u[authorstream.com]
  • Patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically at the time of presentation, immediately postoperatively, and at the time of the latest follow-up.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present two cases in which the peroneus longus tendon was transferred dorsally into the talar neck as an alternative to an absent tibialis anterior tendon. Excellent corrections were achieved and maintained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In this article a table of surgical approaches and an algorithm, based upon literature review, are presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Cerebral Palsy
  • Poor prognostic signs include late age of surgical correction, associated arthrogryposis and cerebral palsy, and an increased space between the calcaneus and cuboid.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This edition includes updated information on external fixation, casting techniques for children with clubfeet, and new assessments and techniques for children with cerebral palsy.[books.google.com]
  • Differential Diagnosis Congenital absence of fibula Congenital Calcaneovalgus foot Planovalgus foot Flat foot in Cerebral Palsy Paralytic flat foot Over correction of club foot Diagnosis The diagnosis is confirmed radiographically with anteroposterior[physiotherapy-treatment.com]
  • This deformity can either be idiopathic and isolated or can occur with other conditions such as: neural tube defects (myelomeningocoele and spina bifida occulta); neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy and anterior horn cell disease; malformation[ijoonline.com]
  • When these children were evaluated two to fifteen years after naviculectomy, all were asymptomatic and fully active. Except for one Achilles-tendon lengthening (three months after naviculectomy), none had required further surgical procedures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Foot Deformity
  • If left untreated, this foot deformity results in a painful and rigid flatfoot with weak push-off power.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We advocate early MRI of the spine to screen for spinal defects when presented with resistant foot deformities, especially when bilateral.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • KEYWORDS: congenital foot deformity; minimally invasive surgery; vertical talus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Interstitial deletions of 18q lead to a number of phenotypic features, including multiple types of foot deformities. Many of these associated phenotypes have had their critical regions narrowly defined.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Fifty per cent of the patients with primary isolated form had positive family history of foot deformities in their first degree relatives. Familial incidence of congenital vertical talus was observed in 2 families studied.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Foot Pain
  • Foot Pain Foot pain can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Find out when to see your doctor, and much more. Orthotics Many people use orthotics to improve the function and stability of their feet.[footvitals.com]
  • The wire is withdrawn anteriorly until its posterior tip is flush with the posterior talus. The tibialis posterior tendon can then be transferred to the neck of the talus, released, or lengthened. The Achilles tendon is sutured with Z-lengthening.[healio.com]
Unable to Walk
  • Most children in these groups were unable to walk; therefore, the goal of treatment should be to achieve a pain-free foot to allow fitting of normal shoes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • This article provides an overview of this rare foot deformity, outlines appropriate workup of the disorder, and details current treatment options, with emphasis on the evolution of treatment of congenital vertical talus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • BACKGROUND: The most common historical treatment method for congenital vertical talus is extensive soft-tissue release surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract No practical classification system exists to identify which patients may have successful outcome following treatment of congenital vertical talus in arthrogryposis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • BACKGROUND: Traditional extensive soft-tissue release for the treatment of congenital vertical talus is associated with a myriad of complications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • However, this treatment is often followed by severe stiffness of the foot and other complications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • Coverage of each disorder includes more details on treatment and prognosis.[books.google.com]
  • Prognosis is often not good without Related Topics Talus Astragalus[podiapaedia.org]
  • In general, the outcome and prognosis are good. [9, 10, 11] Some minor calf atrophy and foot size asymmetry occur and are more noticeable in unilateral cases. Ankle range of motion is about 75% of normal.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Adelaar et al. [ 8 ] also commented that prognosis was better if treatment was started early and noted that result of surgical correction was poor in those aged over 3½ years.[musculoskeletalkey.com]


  • Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology.[icd10coded.com]
  • The three types, Teratogenic, Neurogenic and Acquired have different etiologies, clinical features and behavior characteristics.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Genetic factors may play an important role in the etiology of the primary isolated form of congenital vertical talus. The current treatment is a one-stage open reduction of the talonavicular dislocation, combined with a posterior release.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Etiology The etiology and epidemiology of this condition are largely unknown.[orpha.net]
  • Although the etiology of vertical talus is likely heterogeneous, recent evidence strongly supports a genetic cause linking it to genes expressed during early limb development.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • Etiology The etiology and epidemiology of this condition are largely unknown.[orpha.net]
  • Q66.80 Congenital vertical talus deformity, unspecified foot Q66.81 Congenital vertical talus deformity, right foot Q66.82 Congenital vertical talus deformity, left foot CVT ICD-9 754.7 Talipes, unspecified Congenital deformity of foot NOS CVT Etiology / Epidemiology[eorif.com]
  • Epidemiology Frequency Congenital vertical talus (CVT) is an uncommon disorder. Jacobsen and Crawford reported only 273 cases. [17] Some have estimated the incidence of CVT to be one tenth that of congenital clubfoot.[thehealthscience.com]
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  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONGENITAL VERTICAL TALUS A contracture of the tendo-Achilles posteriorly creates equinos of the calcaneus and increased of verticality of the talus while contracture of the extensor digitorum longus pulls the navicular onto the dorsum[congenitalverticaltalus.wordpress.com]
  • It is unclear whether the biospy findings are primary or secondary to the joint deformity. [3] Pathophysiology The hallmark of the deformity is an irreducible and rigid dorsal dislocation of the navicular on the talus.[thehealthscience.com]


  • In addition to satisfactory reduction of the talonavicular joint, methods to ensure realignment of the calcaneus under the talus may be a crucial component of deformity correction and to prevent recurrence of deformity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The distal end of the lateral half is detached from the calcaneus to prevent recurrence of valgus deformity of the heel; the medial half is divided proximally.[musculoskeletalkey.com]
  • This may include a series of stretching and serial casting to increase the flexibility of the foot. [1] This may decrease the amount of surgery that is needed, or, in some cases, prevent the need for surgery. [2] In most cases, surgery is recommended[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]
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