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Figure 5.42. Metatarsus adductus (metatarsus varus) is a common postural deformity which requires no treatment. The forefoot is turned medially so that the lateral border of the sole is quite convex. The heel is in a neutral position and die foot can be dorsiflexed normally. If intrauterine constraint has been prolonged a deep plantar crease will be seen on the medial side.

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Figure 5.43. The position of the feet in utero in the same infant as shown in Figure 5.42 demonstrates how the midfoot becomes adducted.

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