Celal Bozkurt1, Osman Karakurt2, Ömercan Sepetçi2, Turan Bal2, Baran Sarıkaya3

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Health Sciences University, Gaziosmanpaşa Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Health Sciences University, City Hospital, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Arterial deficiency, clubfoot, ischemic necrosis, posteromedial release


Some neglected and recurrent clubfoot may be treated surgically, particularly with posteromedial release. Due to the arterial deficiency in clubfoot, ischemic necrosis may be seen in case of posteromedial release. After surgery, plaster cast is applied and, therefore, the surgeon may not notice ischemia in the early period. Therefore, a few signs as purple hallux sign, pain and swelling and bullous lesions on the incision site are important signs of ischemia in the early postoperative period. Herein, we report a case of ischemic necrosis of the medial side of the foot after posteromedial release of a resistant clubfoot case.

Citation: Bozkurt C, Karakurt O, Sepetçi Ö, Bal T, Sarıkaya B. Management of ischemic necrosis after posteromedial release of clubfoot. Jt Dis Relat Surg Case Rep 2022;1(1):23-26.

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The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

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