Definitions for: Talipes


[n] congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes



Webster (1913) Definition: Tal"i*pes, n. [NL., fr. L. talus an ankle + pes,
pedis, a foot; cf. L. talipedare to be weak in the feet,
properly, to walk on the ankles.] (Surg.)
The deformity called clubfoot. See Clubfoot.

Note: Several varieties are distinguished; as, {Talipes
varus}, in which the foot is drawn up and bent inward;
T. valgus, in which the foot is bent outward; {T.
equinus}, in which the sole faces backward and the
patient walks upon the balls of the toes; and {T.
calcaneus} (called also talus), in which the sole
faces forward and the patient walks upon the heel.

Synonyms: clubfoot

See Also: deformity, malformation, misshapenness, talipes calcaneus, talipes equinus, talipes valgus

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