My ultrasound showed a clubfoot...what does that mean?
A clubfoot is a congenital (present at birth) foot deformity. The foot and ankle did not develop normally in utero. In most cases, the foot appears to be pointing downwards and inwards. Your doctor can often detect clubfoot by ultrasound in the second trimester.
Clubfoot is the most common foot deformity present at birth, occurring in approximately 1 in every 1,000 births. Boys are twice as likely than girls to be born with a clubfoot and one or both feet may be affected. Most children born with clubfeet are otherwise healthy, but clubfeet can occur with other birth defects.
At Children's Mercy, our highly experienced specialists in the Fetal Health Center can conduct a detailed fetal ultrasound. Clubfoot does not require that you deliver your baby at Children’s Mercy, nor does it require any different care in the delivery room.