JOURNAL ARTICLE

Foot deformities in diastrophic dysplasia. An analysis of 102 patients

S Ryƶppy, M Poussa, J Merikanto, E Marttinen, I Kaitila
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume 1992, 74 (3): 441-4
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The exceptionally high prevalence of diastrophic dysplasia in Finland has enabled us to analyse the foot deformities of 102 patients at their first orthopaedic evaluation and classify 204 feet into five categories. The most common finding (43%) was a foot with tarsal valgus deformity and metatarsus adductus; 37% showed either equinovarus adductus (29%) or equinus (8%) deformities. At the first examination 13% showed metatarsus adductus deformity alone, and 7% were clinically normal. The expression 'club foot', generally used for the foot deformity in diastrophic dysplasia is a misnomer. There is a wide spectrum of deformities, some of them specific for the condition.

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