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Girl with eight toes on a foot undergoes rare surgery in Patiala

Senior orthopaedician RLMittal said the surgery was performed to remove clubfoot deformity with eight toes of a foot with bony defects on an 18-year-old girl of Fatehgarh Sahib district.

punjab Updated: Apr 27, 2017 08:40 IST
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The deformity has been corrected fully during the eight-month-long treatment at Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala.
The deformity has been corrected fully during the eight-month-long treatment at Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala.(HT Photo)

Doctors at Mata Kaushalya government hospital performed a rare clubfoot surgery.

Senior orthopaedician RL Mittal said the surgery was performed to remove clubfoot deformity with eight toes of a foot with bony defects on an 18-year-old girl of Fatehgarh Sahib district.

The clubfoot deformity before surgery (HT Photo)

“The deformity has been corrected fully during the eight-month-long treatment, including multiple surgeries. However, her leg is shortened by 2½ inches, but the patient is walking freely with the help of shoes,” Mittal said.

Mittal added that the surgery was performed under the National Health Mission free of cost.

“Such a case has never been seen before and a new name “Octoplus Clubfoot” has been given to it, due to its resemblance with octopus. This appears to be the first of its kind case,” he said.