New born with orthopaedic problems: cleft palate and club foot

Posted by antaripa143 @antaripa143, Jan 23, 2020

I am a indian guy..My name is Sovan i am become a baby girls father at 12 o’clock in indian time but some very sincere problem happened with my baby girl..her leg is not going stright as like normal baby and also her mouth and lips not grow up properly. I share you some photos and please advice what can i do now ?

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@antaripa143 – Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Connect site! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I understand you are concerned about the abnormally of her face and leg. First- have you spoken to a pediatrician yet? Are you at a local hospital or a larger university medical center? From the pictures it looks like she has cleft lip and cleft palate as well as a so called club foot. It is going to be hard for her to nurse and feed with the mouth. She needs to see a specialist surgeon for this. They will plan to close her palate and lip soon so she can feed. There are also special feeding bottles for babies with this problem. She also needs to see a pediatric orthopedic doctor to treat her leg/foot. I think they need to put it in a cast to straighten it- I’m not quite sure though. What is important is that she will be able to have a normal, healthy life!!
Both problems are not very rare and doctors nowadays are very skilled to fix them.
Please let me know when you have talked to the doctors! Again, congratulations and best wishes to you and your wife!


First of all Thank you madam for your advice. I am already contact pediatrics orthopaedic for my baby girl. He advice me to first go to the diagnostic center for USG of both heaps then they started further process also doctor say that after 9 kg(8 months) of baby girl she has ready to pallate operation and the lip operation will be done after 3 months from birth.Please let me know what can i do now step by step after my baby girl leg cast straighten and fixed it then my baby girl will be leave her normal life or not…


I am pleased that you have talked to doctors already. I am sending links to sites where you can learn more about these congenital problems.It is very important that you follow the recommendations of the specialists that are going to treat her leg. Also important to get assistance from doctors and nurses to help her feed before the lip operation.  

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