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A comparison of two nonoperative methods of idiopathic clubfoot correction: the Ponseti method and the French functional (physiotherapy) method.
TLDR
Nonoperative correction of an idiopathic clubfoot deformity can be maintained over time in most patients and there was a trend showing improved results with use of the Ponseti method, but the difference was not significant. Expand
Clubfoot Treatment: Ponseti and French Functional Methods are Equally Effective
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Satisfactory initial correction was achieved in 95% of idiopathic clubfeet, regardless of method, however, maintenance of the correction was challenging as relapses occurred in 37% of feet treated by the Ponseti method and 29% of Feet treated byThe French functional method. Expand
Initial severity rating of idiopathic clubfeet is an outcome predictor at age two years
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Evaluating the severity of clubfeet before Ponseti treatment provides prognostic information for parents, with moderate better than severe and very severe, and severe better than very severe. Expand
A comparison of two nonoperative methods of idiopathic clubfoot correction: the Ponseti method and the French functional (physiotherapy) method. Surgical technique.
TLDR
Nonoperative correction of an idiopathic clubfoot deformity can be maintained over time in most patients and there was a trend showing improved results with use of the Ponseti method, but the difference was not significant. Expand
Nonoperatively Corrected Clubfoot at Age 2 Years: Radiographs Are Not Helpful in Predicting Future Relapse
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Most clubfeet that were clinically plantigrade at 2 years of age remained so, while one-fourth subsequently required some surgery for late recurrence, primarily limited procedures. Expand
Changing Paradigm for the Treatment of Clubfeet
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Nonoperative treatment techniques, including the Ponseti casting and French physical therapy methods, have proven successful in reducing the number of patients requiring extensive surgical release and, as a result, have become an integral part of pediatric orthopaedic practice. Expand
Spectrum of Diagnosis and Disposition of Patients Referred to a Pediatric Orthopaedic Center for a Diagnosis of Intoeing
Background: Orthopaedic surgeons frequently evaluate otherwise healthy children for concern of intoed gait. Intoeing in otherwise healthy young children due to metatarsus adductus, internal tibialExpand
Clubfoot Infants Initially Thought to be Idiopathic, But Later Found Not to Be. How do They do With Nonoperative Treatment?
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For infants with clubfeet who were initially thought to be idiopathic, nearly 9% were later found to have a complicating disorder, and these patients’ clubfeet can be expected to respond favorably to nonoperative treatment. Expand
Objective Measurement of Brace Wear in Successfully Ponseti-Treated Clubfeet: Pattern of Decreasing Use in the First 2 Years.
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This study objectively documents the amount of daily orthosis wear time in patients who maintained correction at age 2 years and determines how well patients' caretakers comply with the prescribed brace program. Expand
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