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Club Foot Correction Surgery

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At Heritage Hospital, we take pride in our well-built pediatric orthopedics department, equipped with best-in-class and advanced equipment and diagnostic facilities to assist in Varanasi clubfoot correction surgery. Our dedicated team of pediatric orthopedic specialists and healthcare professionals is here to provide compassionate care and advanced treatment options for children and infants.

 

Clubfoot is a congenital musculoskeletal condition that affects the positioning and alignment of the foot and ankle at birth. It is easily recognized by the inward rotation of the foot, pointing downward and inward. Early diagnosis and intervention can help children born with club feet to ensure optimal outcomes and live a normal life.

 

We understand that every child's condition is different, so our doctors follow a patient-centric approach where the treatment is decided as per the child's condition, reports, and preferences. From first consultation to post-operative care, Heritage Hospital's medical team provides holistic healthcare services for foot correction surgery in Varanasi to ensure the best for the patient.

 

When is clubfoot correction surgery required?

 

Clubfoot, or congenital talipes equinovarus, is a condition where a baby is born with one or both feet turned inwards or outwards. Clubfoot is treatable, and early medical intervention can be beneficial as it can increase the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

 

Usually, surgery is not the first line of action to treat clubfoot. Most cases of club foot can be recognized during the routine examination in the 20th week of pregnancy. However, nothing can be done until the baby is born, and the treatment for club foot usually begins in the first or second week of the birth.

 

The Ponseti method, or stretching or casting, is one of the treatment options to improve how your child's foot looks and works before they learn to walk. Here are some instances where clubfoot correction surgery in Varanasi:

 

  • Severe clubfoot deformities which do not respond to non-surgical treatments.


  • As the child ages, surgery is recommended to treat the condition.


  • Clubfoot relapses after the initial non-surgical treatment.


  • Clubfoot, like a tight Achilles tendon, is associated with other foot and ankle abnormalities.


  • If the clubfoot is associated with certain syndromes or genetic conditions

 

Diagnostic Test For ClubFoot Surgery

 

We understand the importance of diagnostic facilities in evaluating and analyzing the extent of the condition. That's why the Orthopaedic Department at Heritage Hospital boasts advanced diagnostic facilities, so a proper treatment plan can decide to take the right action before it is too late. Here are some diagnostic facilities available at Heritage Hospital that assist the doctors for club foot in Varanasi to properly analyze the child's clubfoot condition:

 

  • Advanced imaging facilities, like digital X-ray and ultrasound


  • Serial Casting and Goniometry for Ponseti Method Assessment


  • 3 Tesla MRI and CT Scan


  • Blood Tests


  • Doppler ultrasound


  • Genetic Testing, in some instances

 

Why Choose Heritage Hospital For ClubFoot Surgery?

 

At Heritage Hospital, the Orthopaedic Department specializes in providing comprehensive facilities and resources to ensure the highest standard of care for young patients with this condition. Here are the facilities available in our Orthopaedic Department that make a preferred choice for your child's treatment for foot correction surgery in Varanasi:

 

  • Board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons with an understanding of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions.


  • Well-equipped operating rooms specifically designed for pediatric orthopedic surgeries


  • State-of-the-art imaging equipment, including X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, and CT scanners


  • Compassionate rehabilitation center staffed with pediatric physical therapists.


  • Multi-disciplinary approach to collaborate with geneticists, neurologists, and genetic counselors if there are syndromic associations with club detected.


  • Advanced PICU for cases requiring intensive post-operative care and monitoring.

 

At Heritage Hospital, we prefer non-surgical treatments over surgical ones. A consultation with a well-trained pediatric orthopedic specialist is essential before considering clubfoot correction surgery in Varanasi because the doctor will assess the child's condition, discuss treatment options, and provide guidance on the most appropriate course of action.

 

The decision to proceed with surgery depends upon the child's age, the severity of the deformity, the presence of associated conditions, and other factors. Whether non-surgical or surgical, timely intervention is essential to achieve the best possible outcome and ensure the child's ability to walk and function normally. We understand finding your baby diagnosed with feet and ankle deformity can be daunting. However, our doctors are here to navigate the new parents in times of uncertainty and find the best and most effective treatment plan for foot surgery in Varanasi for your child.

Dr. Shwetabh Rai

(MS (Ortho), DNB, MCh)

Designation:  

Senior Consultant Orthopaedics

Category:  

Orthopedics (Bone Diseases)

Specialization:  

Orthopedics

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FAQ’s

It is a reconstructive procedure where surgeons reshape or reposition a bone in the leg or foot to improve alignment. It is mainly done to replace a painful knee caused by a disease or arthritis.
The patient is initially given corrective plaster 6-8 times. This is called casting, which is done to avoid surgery. If it is ineffective, minor surgery is done where your surgeon lengthens the Achilles tendon near the heel and releases it somewhere else in the foot.
No artificial material is used in Club Foot Correction surgery.
When the patient is being plastered, no anaesthesia is used. However, the minor surgery that is performed is done under regional anaesthesia.
The patient is wide awake except for 15-20 minutes during the minor surgery.
The club foot correction surgery in Varanasi takes only 15-20 minutes at max.
No, the patient doesn’t need any ICU care afterwards. Club Foot Surgery is a minor one and takes only 15-20 minutes, and doesn’t need any extensive observation in the ICU.
None. There are no significant possible complications associated with this surgery.
If the person is being plastered, he has no restriction to intake anything. He can have anything at that time. If he has undergone minor surgery, he must wait 3-4 hours before consuming something orally.
The patient can get admitted and operated on, on the same day. The surgery usually takes 15-20 minutes and can be done on the same day.
The total cost incurred for club foot correction surgery in Varanasi is over 2-2.5 months and will cost around 50-60 thousand. This cost is for the correction of both feet. It might vary depending on various factors.
Yes, the patient needs to pay the total surgery cost before the beginning of his treatment.
Since Club Foot Correction is not a major surgery, most insurances do not cover Club Foot Correction’s cost. To know more about the same, you can visit our page https://heritagehospitals.com/insurance/3
If it is a normal plaster day, the patient must stay in the hospital for an hour until his leg is cast. If it is a minor surgery day, the patient must stay in the hospital for 5-6 days.
The treatment is generally reserved for non-walking infants.
The Patient needs up to 10 visits for Club foot Correction Surgery.