Congenital Hallux Varus; a rare entity

  • Dr Jain S Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, MGM Medical College, Indore
  • Dr Rathore V Mahavir hospital, Indore
Keywords: Hallux varus, Polydactyl with syndactyl, Foot deformity


Case report: Congenital hallux varus is a extremely rare deformity, leading to cosmetically unacceptable foot and difficulty in wearing footwear and trousers. The deformity varies in severity, cause, associated anomalies, patho-anatomy and treatment. We thus report such a rare case of congenital hallux varus associated with polydactyl and syndactyl in an infant which was treated by soft tissue procedure. The aim of this report is create awareness regarding this rare entity and to review the available literature on it.


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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3970109
Published: 2018-12-31
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Dr Jain S, Dr Rathore V. Congenital Hallux Varus; a rare entity. ojmpc [Internet]. 2018Dec.31 [cited 2024Jun.15];24(2):83-6. Available from:
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