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Treating clubfoot disorder in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Dear sir, My new born son is having clubfoot disorder. he is just 5 days old. can we start treatment from today onward & what are the possibilities of cure for this problem. waiting for your kind response
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello sir
User :   kindly advise me on the above mentioned issue
Doctor :   The exact treatment for the club foot is by surgical means.
Doctor :   However, since he is just a few days old, conservative treatments
Doctor :   in the form of splints can be tried.
User :   can we start it from today..
Doctor :   The deformity can get reversed to some extent by this measures.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult an orthopaedician.
User :   the place he had born they tell us to go to ortho on tenth day
User :   of birth
Doctor :   An examination of the deformity will provide more information regarding the type of treatment that is necessary.
Doctor :   The conservative treatment can be done at an later stage( before an year) too.
Doctor :   However the earlier you do, the better it is.
Doctor :   You can wait till the tenth day, or untill the your pediatrician is sure he is healthy.
Doctor :   You can consult the orthopaedician then.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok sir i got you.. thanx a lot for your precious time..
User :   is this completely curable????
User :   i am very much worried about this
Doctor :   The outcome is better with the surgical procedures.
User :   how much it's costs?
Doctor :   However since surgery is a cumbersome procedure and should be avoided till the age of 5years,(untill its not an emergency one)
Doctor :   you can try the conservative corrections by splints.
User :   how much it will be costs?
Doctor :   The conservative treatment can correct the procedure in about 60 to 75%.
Doctor :   If the correction is not right, surgery is the next option.
Doctor :   The cost of the surgical treatment will depend on the place or the institute where you are planning to get it done.
User :   do you know any of these ortho hospitals in chandigarh
Doctor :   On an average the cost should be around 10 to 20 thousand Indian Rupees.
User :   can you give me the addresses for that. i will be very thankful to you for this..
Doctor :   You can get this procedure at any recognised multi speciality hospitals.
Doctor :   Give me minute.
Doctor :   I shall look one for you.
User :   plz sir...
Doctor :   This list has the details of multispeciality hospitals at XXXXX.
User :   thanx a lot for your valuable advise..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no sir.. thanks a lot....
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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