Functional outcome of serial cast correction of congenital talipes equinovarus by ponseti method

Guruprasath, A (2015) Functional outcome of serial cast correction of congenital talipes equinovarus by ponseti method. Masters thesis, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clubfoot occurs in approximately one in 1000 live births and is one of the most common congenital birth defects. There have been many reports of successful treatment of idiopathic clubfoot with the Ponseti method in the western world; similar studies in developing countries like India are few. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the Functional outcome of serial cast correction of congenital talipes equinovarus by ponseti method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study is a prospective study, done at our "CTEV Clinic" conducted at Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, from July 2013 to september 2014. All patients were treated by serial manipulation and casting as described by Ponseti. RESULTS: In our series, we have treated 38 babies with idiopathic clubfoot by ponseti method by serial casting. Of the 38 babies 22 had bilateral affection and 16 had unilateral. 26 of the babies were male and 12 were female. We had recurrence of fore foot adduction in 6 of our patients(15.7%). Minor complications were noted in 13.15% of our cases. CONCLUSION: We conclude that the Ponseti method is a very safe, efficient and economical treatment for the correction of club foot that radically decreases the need for extensive corrective surgeries especially in developing countries.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Functional outcome ; serial cast correction ; congenital talipes equinovarus ; ponseti method.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 01:01
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 01:01
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3340

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