Review of current methods used in the treatment of clubfoot at initial presentation and at recurrence.

Christine Alvarez, Mary De Vera, Ranjit Varghese

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Abstract

Idiopathic clubfoot is a common condition seen by orthopaedic surgeons and is characterized by complex three-dimensional deformity of the foot. It is recognized that clubfoot treatment is a challenging issue in orthopaedics because it is an ongoing process, beginning in early infancy and continuing until the patient has reached skeletal maturity. This review article summarizes two important stages of clubfoot treatment. First, methods of initial correction-including nonoperative, semi-operative, and operative techniques-that have been used in the last 20 years are described. Second, the management of the recurrent clubfoot is discussed in terms of methods used to address specific deformities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of surgical orthopaedic advances
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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