When an abnormal condition appears at birth, it’s called a congenital condition. There are a number of congenital problems that affect the bones, muscles and tendons. Many can be addressed in early childhood to give the patient an opportunity for more traditional growth and development.
Some congenital orthopaedic conditions include: metatarsus adductus, also known as metatarsus varus, a common foot deformity that causes the front half of the foot to turn in; clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, a foot deformity; developmental dysplasia of the hip joint; congenital limb defects; osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease; and muscular dystrophy (MD), a disorder of the muscles.
Through examination and imaging, doctors can analyze the extent of the congenital problem and how it affects surrounding bones and tissues. Your Tenet Florida Physician Services team is experienced with every treatment from splints and bracing to complex surgeries like limb lengthening. Treating orthopaedic congenital deformities often includes physical therapy and rehabilitation as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.Previous Page Last Review Date: January 4, 2018