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Clubfoot is uniformly treated at a very early age in the US, but in low-income countries it is not uncommon to see older children with neglected clubfoot (a deformity that was never treated), residual clubfoot (a deformity that was incompletely treated and retains aspects of the deformity years later), and recurrent clubfoot (a deformity that was completely treated but reverted back due to insufficient bracing). These forms of clubfoot can severely decrease quality of life by subjecting patients to physical disability and alienation. Moreover, the deformity will preclude patients from physically strenuous activities and decrease their ability to work and live an economically productive life. 

Horses walk on their toes; hence a deformity of plantar flexion that places the toes in lone contact with the ground is called "equinus.” 

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