thread: Metatarsus Adductus

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Mar 2008
    59

    Metatarsus Adductus

    I know it's a bit of a stab in the dark and I may not get any replies but wondered if anyone out there has had a bub with Metatarsus Adductus? Particularly anyone who has had serial casting for the condition or anyone whose bub's feet resolved naturally.


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    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
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    I know there are some Mums here who had serial casting for talipes. I know metatarsus adductus is not talipes, but they might have some ideas or contacts.

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    Pinkmumma Guest

    Hi, my son has Metatarsus Adductus and has recently had surgery for it. He wasn't diagnosed with it until about 15 months as we were told by paediatricians and physio's that it would fix itself, which it didn't. The Orthopedic specialist and physio at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane diagnosed it and tried stretches and the serial casts, which helped a bit, but it didn't last so he had to have surgery, which has made a huge difference! It's wonderful to see him with a straight foot and not tripping over it all the time! I've been reading up on it and if it is found and treatment started before they start walking, casts are usually successful. Unfortunately, Jack was already walking for a few months before he had his casts on.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Mar 2008
    59

    Hi Pinkmumma - Thanks so much for replying!

    I'm really interested to hear that your DS had surgery as I was wondering if that ever occurred for this condition.

    We've had 6 weeks of casting when DD was only a few weeks old and then were told to wait until she was 14 mths. At that point the Ortho Surgeon recommended another lot of casting which caused awful pressure sores so now we have splints instead. My DD is 17 mths and not walking yet (to do with the feet?).

    How did your DS recover from his op? I'm glad all is well with him now.

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    Pinkmumma Guest

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    Hi, he is doing well. We are off tomorrow to the physio & doctor, a bit earlier than the planned 6 week check up after having the cast off because his foot has started turning in again. I'm wondering if he is in the 50% who will need further surgery. We were told he may need more surgery to take the remaining ligaments across, but I got the impression that was a few years down the track, not a few weeks! I'm hoping and praying surgery isn't needed quite so soon, especially since I have no.3 due in 5 weeks! But we will see what they say tomorrow. Hopefully your daughter gets things fixed up really soon!