What is Congenital Vertical Talus?

It is an extremely rare form of deformity of the foot which is seen at the time of birth. The wrong position of the talus bone causes this condition and it is one of the causes of flatfoot in newborns. The condition may affect one foot or both the feet. It is not a painful condition and may not cause any discomfort in the newborn. However, if left untreated, vertical talus has the potential to cause serious disabilities and discomfort later in life.


What are the causes of Congenital Vertical Talus?

Following are the most common causes of vertical talus:

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Spina bifida
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Numerous syndromes

What are the symptoms of Vertical Talus?

Symptoms that indicate the existence of this condition are listed below:

  • Upward flex
  • Abnormal flex
  • The foot cannot be properly aligned
  • Abnormal positioning of the foot

What are the complications of Vertical Talus?

Vertical talus can cause various complications, following are a few of them:

  • Wound necrosis
  • Talar necrosis
  • Undercorrection of the deformity
  • Stiffness of the ankle
  • Subtalar joint

How is Vertical Talus diagnosed?

These are some of the most common assessments done to diagnose vertical talus:

  • X-rays
  • EOS imaging
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad is equipped with one of the best facilities and advanced technologies which helps us detect and cure the problem as much as possible making us one of the top centers for Vertical Talus in India.

How is Vertical Talus prevented?

Since vertical talus is a condition that occurs right since birth, there isn’t really anything that can be done to prevent it. However, the condition can be prevented from getting worse. If the condition is diagnosed at an early stage it must be treated immediately. Simple methods like gentle stretching can help fix the deformity and get the talus bone in the right position.

What is the treatment for Vertical Talus?

Listed below are the treatment measures used in curing the condition:

  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy involving stretching and exercises may increase flexibility of the foot.
  • Casting: Casts are used to hold the foot in the right position and correct the deformity.
  • Surgery: If the condition does not respond to non-surgical treatments then surgery will be needed to fix the deformity.

We give integrated care to our patients making us one of the top hospitals in Pune with the help and support of our dedicated and compassionate team of doctors and staff.