Outcome of accelerated ponseti technique in the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot

Raghu veer chander, A (2014) Outcome of accelerated ponseti technique in the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot. Masters thesis, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: The standard Ponseti method described for the treatment of idiopathic CTEV requires a serial manipulations and castings at weekly intervals. Few published results stated that correction can be achieved in a shorter period of time with multiple manipulations and castings per week. OBJECTIVE: This study was to evaluate the outcome of accelerated ponseti technique for idiopathic clubfoot by manipulations and casting done twice a week. MATERIALS & METHODS: The study included the modified group 21 patients with 25 idiopathic clubfeet treated with the accelerated Ponseti method twice a week. RESULTS: The average age of the patients at the time of treatment was 21days.All aspects of the deformity with the exception of the equinus were corrected in average of 14 days and average of 4.71 casts with one case of relapse, 7 cases only required tenotomy for correcting equinus. CONCLUSION: The accelerated Ponseti method of treatment program with twice a week manipulation and casting is safe and effective. It significantly shortens the timeframe for the treatment and compliance of parents towards the treatment. The results obtained in our study showed good correction of deformity in very shorter period of treatment when compared to standard method, which helps reducing economic concerns, cast complications and improving patients compliance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: idiopathic clubfoot ; accelerated ponseti technique ; treatment.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 03:37
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 03:37
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3067

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