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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
September 13, 2017

Foot and ankle problems are very common in the United States. These problems are one of the most common reasons why children and adolescents are referred to orthopedic surgeons or a podiatrists. People of all ages can get foot and ankle problems, even your child. Sometimes these foot and ankle problems are due to a patient’s genetic background. Other times they are due to abnormal inter-utero development. Here are three possible congenital disorders children and teens can get.

  1. Metatarsus Adductus – This is a common foot abnormality which is caused by the position of the fetus in the womb. It is commonly referred to as a “packaging problem.” The mid portion of bones in the foot end up angled toward the midline. This specific foot angle is also known as “hooked forefoot.”  This condition can be mild or severe. Supple feet typically don’t require treatment, while rigid feet need the most treatment. A podiatrist uses casting and surgery to treat this condition.
  2. Clubfoot – This is a very serious condition caused by genetics. The foot is hooked upward, rolls inward, and points downward. Untreated, a patient with this condition would have a very severe disability. Casting and surgery are also used to treat this disorder.
  3. Congenital Vertical Talus – This is a rare and serious condition, which also goes by the name “Rocker Bottom Foot.” The foot becomes stiff and will not flex. It is also angled and requires casting and surgery to treat.

Congenital disorders are fairly common in children all across the United States. Most cases are not so severe that they cannot be treated. Unfortunately, not every foot is the same and some cases do not heal the same as others.

Do you have a child with a congenital foot disorder? Do you think your doctor may have missed something upon their initial examination? If you have any concerns or questions,  do not hesitate and call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama today! Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama is located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan and has many years of experience with congenital disorders of all types. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. We care about the health of you and your child.

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Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

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