Congenital Vertical Talus

Congenital Vertical Talus

A vertical talus or a congenital vertical talus is a rare deformity of the foot which is typically found at birth. It is an extreme type of flat foot that could impact one or both feet. The talus bone is a smaller bone inside the rearfoot that points ahead in a horizontal direction and sits amongst the tibia and fibula bones of lower leg and the calcaneus bone to create the ankle joint structure. With a foot with congenital vertical talus, the talus bone is directed towards the floor in a vertical direction. The effects with this can be a inflexible and rigid foot without any arch which is frequently known as a rocker bottom foot. The problem can occur on it’s own or could be part of a bigger syndrome including arthrogryposis or spina bifida…. [read more]

What does congenital vertical talus deformity mean?

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