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[New Latin tālipēs, tāliped- : Latin tālus, ankle + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]


1. (Pathology) a congenital deformity of the foot by which it is twisted in any of various positions
2. (Pathology) a technical name for club foot
[C19: New Latin, from Latin tālus ankle + pēs foot]



n., pl. -feet.
1. a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
2. the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
club′foot`ed, adj.


clubfoot; the state or condition of having a clubfoot. — taliped, adj.
See also: Feet and Legs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talipes - congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toestalipes - congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
talipes valgus - deformity of the foot in which the foot is twisted outward
talipes equinus - talipes in which the toes are pointed downward
talipes calcaneus - talipes in which the toes are pointed upward and the person walks on the heel of the foot


n. pie deforme por trastorno congénito de nacimiento en diferentes posiciones.
___ cavuspie cavo;
___ equinuspie equino;
___ valguspie plano.
References in classic literature ?
He had read everything in the library which treated of talipes in its various forms.
His reading told him that whatever might have been done when he was a small boy, and then treatment of talipes was not as skilful as in the present day, there was small chance now of any great benefit.
Among them 10 babies had hydrocephalus, 7 were born with congenital talipes equino varus, 11 were anencephaly babies and 6 were gastroschisis.
The distal joints show striking hyperlaxity with extended talipes and prominent calcaneus.
Ramachandran, Management of congenital talipes equinovarus using the Ponseti method, J Bone Joint Surg Br; 2011;93-B:1160-1164.
He was born with two club feet (congenital talipes equinovarus) as a consequence of which, in his early years, he was only able to move around outside by being transported in a small cart and inside by walking with the aid of a Gehstuhl (a device similar to a Zimmer walking frame).
2007) Apoptotic gene analysis in idiopathic talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) Clin Orthop Relat Res.
Caroline Williams, 30, and Andrew, 34, of The Staithes, Gateshead, knew from a 20-week scan that their son would be born with bilateral talipes - also known as clubfoot - but had no idea how their lives were about to change forever.
Birth anomalies were described as follows, based on the criteria of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10): talipes equinovarus (n = 1), polydactyly (n = 1), syndactyly (n = 1), other congenital anomaly of the foot (n = 2), Down syndrome (n = 3), macrocephaly (n = 1), unspecified syndrome (n = 1), spina bifida (n = 1), unspecified brain abnormality (n = 1), congenital anomaly of male genital tract (n = 1), unspecified head and neck abnormality (n = 2), and multiple malformations (n = 1).
2004), while other patients with conditions as diverse as sciatica, obesity, talipes, melancholia, anorexia, dropsy and fractures were routinely massaged.
12] These outlined priority CDs that are common in SA and added talipes equinovarus, congenital infections and genetic deafness, blindness, physical handicap and mental retardation to the initial list of conditions for inclusion.
Material and Methods: The Ponseti method for the management of congenital talipes equinovarus was applied in children of 7 days to 6 months age.