Private practice: Hauptstraße 62 Top 12, 2344 Maria Enzersdorf+43 664 / 84 98 100

  +43 664 84 98 100

Toes so ugly want to hide
after Vitek´s surgery full of pride !

adductus foot

The forefoot is turned inward compared to the hindfoot, and the feet have the appearance of a “Banana” or a sickle. Soft pigeon toes of babies are among the harmless baby foot deformities. By certain handling that is done by the mother everytime when winding, the feet can be made completely normal again.

For rigid pigeon toes in infants a certain forming gypsum is used, and for young children so-called anti-varus shoes are used, i.e. track shoes so that the foot is directed towards the right position. Also plastic night splints can be used to positively influence stronger initial deformities.

Massive and therapy-resistant pigeon toes can be corrected surgically, for example when a poorly placed bone (os medial cuneiform) is rebuilt and this will put the foot straight.

Sometimes it is particularly necessary in older children and young adults to split all five metatarsal bones at the base for straightening. Fixation is done using wires, screws or plates. A cast must then be applied, and rest for 6 weeks.



Pigeon toes of a baby. The initial treatment with stimulation (leading to stretching of the "right" muscles) and manual transformation is done by the parents themselves after each winding.


In infants with rigid pigeon toes we use a so-called redressing cast.

Older children get special, so-called anti-varus shoes in combination with night splints


Michael Vitek Dr. Prof inv. UAG
Meidlinger Hauptstraße 26
(1st floor without elevator)

Vienna,  1120

Private Practice

Hauptstraße 62 Top 12,
2344 Maria Enzersdorf

Opening hours

Monday 12:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00

Private and insured patients

Phone reservation required!

 insured patients: +43 1 815 52 75

 private: +43 664 849 81 00

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