Surgical treatment of cleft foot in an adult patient
Keywords:Foot deformities, congenital, Syndactyly/surgery, Female, Adult
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.