Embryology

The development of the foot during the intra-uterine growth (morphogenesis) is very early : during the 2nd month of life.

The embryonic period relates to the life before the 8th week.
The foetal period relates to the life after the 8th week.

The accidents of formation occurring very early (during the embryonic life) cause malformations of the feet, serious pathologies.

The accidents of formations occurring after the 8th week (during the foetal life) are at the origin of deformations (like the club-foot varus equine) or more tardily of malpositions (like the metatarsus adductus).



 

 

Club-foot
Pes talus
Convex foot

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