Paediatrics

Did Goebbels have a clubfoot?

Joseph Goebbels was Hitlers chief minister of proganda for the Nazi’s. He was thought to have had a clubfoot that he went to great lengths to hide so not to undermine the so-called superiority of the Aryan race and their genetic purity. There...

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How to treat clubfoot?

A clubfoot is a relatively common disorder of the foot that is typically present at birth. The presence of a clubfoot at birth can be a source of distress for the parents. It could be part of a syndrome of other problems or it could just be an...

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What is the clinical term for clubfoot?

Clubfoot is the non-technical or medical name for a common birth deformity of the foot. Clubfoot as a term is widely used and several medical textbooks use the word clubfoot in the title. The more technical or clinical name for a clubfoot is...

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How to prevent clubfoot?

The way to prevent any condition developing is to identify and reduce the risk factors for that condition. The cause of clubfoot is not totally clear unless their is some underlying neurological disorder. The more common type of clubfoot is called...

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How to treat calcaneal apophysitis?

Calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease) is a common problem in growing children with the growth plate at the back of the heel bone. The classic symptoms are pain on activity and pain on squeezing the sides of the heel bone. The problem is self...

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