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Club foot following surgery in childhood. Close-up of the feet of a 19-year-old male patient who underwent surgery during childhood to correct club foot. Club foot (congenital talipes equinovarus, CTEV) is a congenital deformity in which one or both feet appear to be rotated inwards so that the patient cannot stand with the sole of the foot flat on the ground. The defect can usually be corrected by orthopaedic splinting in the early months of infancy. Uncorrected, the foot may adapt by forming calluses - toughened areas of skin that become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.
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