Comparative evaluation of initial surgical procedures in clubfoot

S. Wientroub, O. Khermosh

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Abstract

If complete correction of idiopathic clubfoot cannot be obtained and maintained by closed methods, surgical intervention is necessary. Regardless of the surgical procedure selected, the surgeon must correct all aspects of the clubfoot deformity. The foot should be supple and pleasing in appearance and should accept conventional shoes; no pain or discomfort should be experienced by the patient during weightbearing and motion. The residual deformity may respond infrequently to a posterior release alone or may need a more detailed soft-tissue release. Controversy still exists as to the choice of operative procedures, but the procedure should be selected to meet the needs of the particular foot, aiming at good dynamic functional results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Clubfoot
  • Functional results
  • Residual deformity
  • Surgical procedures

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