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Clubfoot - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of clubfoot

  • Postural CTEV: May be due to packing disorder (a first-born baby weighing above 4 kg at birth, with decreased fluid surrounding the baby). The deformity may also be due to prolonged positioning in the uterus (womb) and limited mobility, an abnormal uterine shape or a lack of amniotic fluid.
  • Structural CTEV: The cause is unknown and in some cases, it may be genetics.

If both feet are affected, the doctor may look for abnormalities at the lower end of your baby’s spine.

Risk factors of clubfoot

Clubfoot is a common congenital condition. One in every 1,000 newborns has clubfoot and the condition is more common in male babies. The risk goes up for babies whose parents or family members have had clubfoot.

Primary risk factors:

  • Gender (male)
  • Family history

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