Bracing Following Correction of Idiopathic Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method

  title={Bracing Following Correction of Idiopathic Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method},
  author={Lewis E. Zionts and Frederick R. Dietz},
  journal={American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon},
  • L. Zionts, F. Dietz
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
Abstract The Ponseti method for the management of idiopathic clubfoot has recently experienced a rise in popularity, with several centers reporting excellent outcomes. The challenge in achieving a successful outcome with this method lies not in correcting deformity but in preventing relapse. The most common cause of relapse is failure to adhere to the prescribed postcorrective bracing regimen. Socioeconomic status, cultural factors, and physicianparent communication may influence parental… 

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