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Club Foot

Step 2: Dividing the Tendon

This involves a small procedure where the Achilles tendon (heel cord) is lengthened by a procedure called a tenotomy.

Typically babies go home the same day.

This part of the treatment helps to correct the 'hind foot' which is the back part of the babies foot and is part of the complex deformity of club foot.

Not all, but most babies require a tenotomy. A Paediatric orthopaedic Consultant will perform the tenotomy and this is either done in theatre or in clinic.

Your baby will then go back into an above knee plaster cast for 2 -3 weeks. You will see your physiotherapist during this time to check the plasters which may need to be changed.

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