from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A club-foot; a deformed foot, as of man, in which the member is twisted out of shape or position.
- noun Clubfootedness; taliped malformation.
- noun In zoology, a natural formation of the feet by which they are twisted into an unusual position, as in the sloths.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) The deformity called
clubfoot. See clubfoot.
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- noun The ankle and foot
- noun medicine
clubfoot(abbreviation from talipes equinovarus (TEV))
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- noun congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The term "talipes" is commonly used to include all these, but here it will be restricted to that form in which the heel is more or less elevated, and the foot supinated so that it rests on its lateral border -- _talipes equino-varus_.
Musculature of legs was in a constant mild clonus, and the right foot was kept in position of talipes equinovarus.
His reading told him that whatever might have been done when he was a small boy, and then treatment of talipes was not as skilful as in the present day, there was small chance now of any great benefit.
"I suppose you've got talipes equinus?" he said, turning suddenly to
Jacobs accepted with pleasure, since he was interested just then in neglected talipes and was getting together materials for a paper.
He had read everything in the library which treated of talipes in its various forms.
(See rules for treating paralysis on page 124.) In talipes equino-varus where the toes come to the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot inverted we massage the tibialis anticus, peroneus tertius and peroneus longus principally.
In talipes equino-varus where the toes touch the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot is everted, we treat the tibialis anticus and the peroneus tertius principally.
In talipes calcaneus, where the heel only touches the floor, we massage the posterior part of the leg to strengthen the soleus and gastrocnemius.
Massage is a valuable remedy in the complicated local nerve-troubles, so frequently caused by a condition of talipes valgus.