Would you have been able to identify this anomaly?
Our patient volunteer was 22 weeks pregnant with her first pregnancy. She arrived at the end of the 2nd day of our course and was excited about finding out the sex of her baby. One of our Physician students began scanning. He took measurements, assessed the placenta, and evaluated the fetus for anomalies. As part of the assessment, the student was instructed to look at the lower leg and foot.
Each OnSite Ultrasound training course includes live scanning practice with patient volunteers.
Through a combination of lecture and hands on instruction, our students come to understand ultrasound imaging and how to accurately assess the fetus.
It is here that we notice the position of the foot in relation to the lower leg appears concerning.
Indeed, this baby has bilateral clubfoot. You can clearly see the tibia, fibula and entire foot all in one plane. For a normal foot position you will only see the front or back of the foot head on when you have the tibia and fibula visualized.
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