Below-knee plaster cast for the treatment of metatarsus adductus

Kalman Katz*, Rami David, Michael Soudry

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Sixty-five infants with moderate (37 feet) or severe (48 feet) inflexible metatarsus adductus were treated with a below-knee plaster cast. The deformity was corrected in 6-8 weeks in all cases. At the 2- to 6-year follow-up (mean, 4 years), the correction was maintained in all children who had had a moderate deformity; of the 44 feet with severe deformity that were available for examination, six now had a moderate deformity, and one a severe deformity. All forefeet were flexible, and further treatment was unnecessary. Our results are similar to those for above-knee plaster casts. We conclude that a below-knee plaster cast is effective in the treatment of metatarsus adductus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Below-knee plaster cast
  • Metatarsus adductus


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