Risk Factors of Clubfoot




Jessica Hixon, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains clubfoot is the turning of the foot. It happens in the uterus and it is a tightening of some of the muscles that pulls the foot up.

Family history, multiple births, position of the baby in the uterus, nervous system disorders, and less amniotic fluid surrounding the baby in the uterus are some of the risk factors of clubfoot. Hixon highlights there are some disorders that come from the brain that cause tightening of the muscles and tendons that would put the baby at risk of having clubfeet and contractions in other body parts.

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