Congenital Vertical Talus is a neuromuscular disorder and foot deformity that affects new born children who are usually born with it. It resembles a club foot where the deformity causes the foot to arch upwards which leads to a flat foot. It may be caused due to abnormal chromosomes.
HOW IS CONGENITAL VERTICAL TALUS DIAGNOSED?
The pediatric expert would conduct certain tests like low blood sugar, serum osmolality, serum sodium, concentration of the urine for a period of 24 hours along with frequency and other similar options.
HOW IS CONGENITAL VERTICAL TALUS TREATED?
This condition should be recognized and treated early because early, aggressive treatment gives a better result. Surgery becomes necessary for the treatment of the deformity and should be performed before the age of two. Complicated procedures such as fusing the talus to the bone in the heel may be required in older children. Some doctors also recommend non-surgical methods of continued physical therapy exercises to stretch the foot and improve flexibility.
DID YOU KNOW?
One must remember that despite the correction at a young age or in infancy, the condition may relapse.