10 year old boy with Apert Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterised by skeletal abnormalities. A key feature of Apert syndrome is the premature closure of bones of the skull. This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. In addition, a varied number of fingers and toes are fused together.
The young boy in this case had four digits of his feet are fused together. He presents with a normal sized rearfoot for his age and an extreme wide forefoot due to the positioning of his toes. The width of his forefoot makes it impossible to fit prefabricated footwear.
For his treatment, one of our Certified Pedorthists fitted him with custom-made footwear fitted with an accommodative orthoses with medial arch support. The footwear comfortably accommodated his wide forefoot, and the choice of style and colour was an important factor to make the footwear aesthetically appealing to the young boy.