Surgical treatment of cleft foot in an adult patient

case report

  • Filipe Sá Malheiro Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, EPE, Aveiro, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1555-7181
  • José Martel Bastos Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, EPE, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Arminda Malheiro Hospital Dr. Francisco Zagalo, Ovar, Portugal
Keywords: Foot deformities, congenital, Syndactyly/surgery, Female, Adult

Abstract

Cleft foot is a rare congenital malformation characterized by a central conical defect extending from the periphery of the foot towards the tarsus, affecting one or more central rays. Surgical intervention should be attempted at a very early age to prevent further pathological adaptations. The authors present the case of an adult woman admitted with painful callosities on the feet and difficulty selecting shoes. She was diagnosed with cleft foot and submitted to surgical treatment. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was very satisfied with the results of the surgery. This is only the second reported case of surgical management of cleft foot in an adult patient, and the first to describe the use of internal fixation. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-04-2021
How to Cite
Malheiro, F., Bastos, J., & Malheiro, A. (2021). Surgical treatment of cleft foot in an adult patient: case report. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 15(1), 70-72. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2021.v15.1220