Congenital cleft foot deformity (split foot or lobster claw)

WH Mason Department of Podiatric Medicine, Sonoma Developmental Center, Eldridge, CA.

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A case of congenital cleft foot deformity, also known as lobster claw or split foot, is presented. The condition is rare. A review of the literature reveals that this deformity will often coexist as part of a constellation of congenital and familial abnormalities. Surgical correction of the cleft foot is difficult and often deferred.