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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Stress fracture in club foot

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Author Details: Jayakrishnan K Narayana Kurup, Imthias V Kottamttavida, Hitesh Shah

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 199

Article End Page : 201


Stress fracture is rare in children. It is mostly described in adolescent involved in sports, athletics or dancing. Stress fracture in club foot is extremely rare; it might be due to the altered anatomy and may be a source of pain. We present a 6 year old girl with bilateral relapsed club feet with stress fracture of the proximal third of the fourth metatarsal on the left side. Correction of the deformity, cast immobilization and non-weight bearing led to the union of the fracture. Early correction of the deformity is justified to prevent recurrence of fractures.

Key words:
Stress fracture, Children, Club foot, Relapse, Deformity

Key message:
In children with relapsed or recurrent club foot, pain over the foot on walking and activity should be evaluated for possibility of a stress fracture. An early correction of the deformity is required to treat stress fractures

Doi No:-10.18231