Treatment of a child’s deformed right foot in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR

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Dr. Ratnav Ratan, a highly experienced pediatric orthopedic doctor in Gurgaon shares a patient story of a total recovery of a 9 year old child with a deformed right foot.

Background

Mahmood, a 9-year-old Iraqi boy developed a deformed right foot condition after a run over injury. The skin of the top right foot was scarred while the foot had developed rigid deformity. He was unable to use his right foot properly or wear normal shoes. He had difficulty in walking, running and squatting properly.

Diagnosis

After thorough investigation, Dr. Ratnav Ratan diagnosed Mahmood with severe rigid deformity and hence the boy had difficulty in leg movements. He could not walk, run or squat normally. He could not wear a normal pair of shoes. Dr. Ratnav suggested surgical correction of the right foot.

Treatment

After careful clinical and physical evaluation, Dr. Ratnav suggested the following procedures – a flap cover with soft tissue releases, tendon transfer and bony correction along with a plastic surgeon.

Outcome

Post-surgery, Mahmood had a completely corrected, mobile and balanced right foot with neat and aesthetic skin cover. He could now walk, run and squat with ease andwear normal shoes too.

Mahmood and his parents are extremely satisfied with the outcome of the surgical correction.

Dr. Ratnav Ratan
Dr. Ratnav Ratan
Pediatric Orthopedist and Sports Medicine specialist​

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