Congenital Talipes Equinovarus: Nursing Role for Parents and Family Members
Abstract: The incidence of congenital clubfoot occurs approximately 1 per 1,000 live births with roughly 50 percent occurring bilaterally (Pavone et al., 2018). Parents often feel very anxious and confused when their children present with congenital clubfoot. This article discusses the current knowledge regarding congenital clubfoot, including basic pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and the nurse’s role regarding care for parents. The education from the nurse should include parenting a child with clubfoot, emotional concerns and perceptions associated with the clubfoot diagnosis, and parent’s concerns about their child’s future.
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