• How can I understand if my baby has pes equinovarus from birth?

    Loss of normal foot shape must be cautionary for every family; however, we see some problems in early infanthood and the feet get back to normal without any necessary treatment.
  • Can pes equinovarus be recognized before birth?

    Especially feet problems can be identified by USG in mother’s womb. In this situation the family will be informed before birth and the treatments after birth.
  • How old should the child be for pes equinovarus treatment?

    Starting the treatment as soon as possible is a requirement for success.
  • Can pes equinovarus occur after the treatment of the child?

    In this disorder, during the growth period the feet try to get back to its original version. That’s why the conservation of the feet after treatment is essential.
  • There is tension in the hip muscles of my child. It is hard for him to walk and do certain moves. To obtain the best result, how old should he be for surgical treatment?

    The surgery depends on the child’s evaluation and determination of range of motion. Especially in children with muscle illness, surgical approach must be done at the right time with physical therapy program. During evaluations, if the physiotherapist indicates tension in the muscle, then it is time for surgical treatment. The family should keep in mind that the surgery can be needed again because of the growth of the child.
  • For how long should the patient not be allowed to walk after muscle lengthening surgery?

    Depending on the muscle lengthened, we allow the patient to walk as soon as possible. Especially patients with cast are encouraged to walk in a short period of time.
  • What can be the side effects of muscle transferring surgeries?

    The brain regulates muscle control. In muscle transfer the brain has to adjust to the new situation. If not, the muscle might not have enough function; however, in children, the adjustment is usually easy.
  • In muscle transfer surgeries; does a disfunctioning occur at the place of the transferred muscle?

    The muscle that is going to be transferred is chosen particularly and arranged to have minimal loss of function. There is another muscle group to perform the functions of the transferred muscle.
  • How can I understand if my child has pes planus?

    Because the muscle development is not enough in children, the feet curve is not developed in children in the early walking period. This development usually begins at age 4 and continues until 10. We accept pes planus before age 4 as normal and do not perform any specific treatment. If the child does not have pain or asymmetry, we do not suggest special treatment or shoes. In situations when the family asks for details and feet development, we can follow the child’s feet development by drawing a feet pressure graphic.
  • My child walks on her toes but returns back to normal when I warn her. How can I understand if she has a real problem or not?

    This situation, which is especially seen in girls, can be seen until the age of 8. It must be identified by a pediatric orthopedist whether or not the child has short muscles or just doing this as a game.
  • Is a congenital pes equinovarus genetic?

    It is a congenital disorder, but a specific genetic part is not identified yet.
  • Is pes equinovarus recognizable in mother’s womb?

    With the help of ultrasound, it can be identified in the mother’s womb.
  • Until what age should the children wear orthopedic shoes?

    This “orthopedic shoe” term is widely used; however, 95% of the children do not require a special shoe. Shoes with a slightly hard heel and a soft tip should be bought. It is important to buy the right size, so this means a new shoe almost every 2 years. Specially made, high priced shoes should only be used if the doctor suggests it.
  • How can I understand if a shoe is orthopedic or not?

    First of all, the material of the shoe must be examined. Second of all, a slight leveling in the feet arch region is enough. Especially sneakers are designed to support the child’s feet.
  • Does bundling cause hip dislocation in babies?

    Certainly yes. In a campaign started in our country, we say no to ‘bundling’. We know that the most important reason for hip dislocation is bundling.
  • Can babies or children have epin calcanei? If yes, how can this be seen?

    We do not see epin calcanei in children; however, in the point where heel muscles are attached, there can be complaints that are like epin calcanei, which must be taken into consideration.
  • There is skewness in my child’s walking. Why is this?

    Walking problems in children must be watched carefully. The source (brain, spine, joints) of the problem must be identified and the solution must be based upon this. Sometimes we use computer systems to analyze walking problems.