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Pigeon toe

Summary of Pigeon toe
Pigeon toe, also known as metatarsus varus or intoeing, is a condition which causes the toes to point inward when walking. It is most common in infants and children under two years of age and, when not the result of simple muscle weakness, normally arises from underlying conditions, such as a twisted shin bone or an excessive anteversion (femoral head is more than 15° from the angle of torsion) resulting in the twisting of the thigh bone when the front part of a person's foot is turned in.

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Musculoskeletal system

Pediatric musculoskeletal conditions
Musculoskeletal injuries and trauma
Bone disorders
Joint disorders
Muscular disorders
Neuromuscular junction disorders
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Pigeon toe is most common in infants and children under years of age, and usually requires no intervention for resolution.

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A 4-year-old boy comes to the office for a routine checkup. His mother says that he has been walking with his toes inward. Physical examination shows that he does walk with his feet internally rotated, but otherwise has balance and coordination appropriate for his age. The patellae are midline and face anteriorly. What is the most appropriate management for this child?