Il metatarso varo congenito.

Translated title of the contribution: Congenital metatarsus varus

V. Guzzanti, G. Gasparini, A. Di Lazzaro, M. Maiotti

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The authors report on "congenital primitive metatarsus varus". After discussing the incidence, etiology, pathogenesis and classification, the clinical features and associated malformations are evaluated. Then they go into treatment details affirming, according to the literature, that this malformation is susceptible to complete regression if treated bloodlessly during the early months of life, and in any case, before the onset of loss of ambulation, by manipulations followed by a series of plaster casts and finally by corrective braces and shoes. If this treatment is fruitless or in cases seen at an advanced age and with a high degree of varus, there are several surgical operations that achieve satisfying results operating on tendons or on articular capsules.

Translated title of the contributionCongenital metatarsus varus
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalArchivio "Putti" di chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Medicine(all)


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