Non-specialist management of tropical talipes.

  title={Non-specialist management of tropical talipes.},
  author={Robert Scott and Sarah Larkin Evans},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  volume={27 1},
Talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) is a complex deformity which in the West is usually treated by trained orthopaedic surgeons. In developing countries, however, most clubfeet will need to be treated by medical officers lacking specialist training. We report one author's experience in treating clubfeet in a small, rural East African hospital and review the literature in order to assist other non-specialists in managing this difficult condition in the face of poverty and poor parental compliance.