Idiopathic toe-walking: does treatment alter the natural history?

  title={Idiopathic toe-walking: does treatment alter the natural history?},
  author={Deborah M. Eastwood and Malcolm B. Menelaus and D Robert V Dickens and N S Broughton and William G. Cole},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  volume={9 1},
Outcomes from observation or cast or surgical treatment of idiopathic toe-walking were determined in 136 children. With patient-determined outcomes, for the observation group, gait was normal in 6%, improved in 45%, and unchanged in 49%. Physician-determined outcomes demonstrated normal gait in 12% of children. Outcomes were similar in the cast group. With patient-determined outcomes in the surgical group, 22% walked normally, 50% had improved, 26% were unchanged, and 2% had deteriorated; with… CONTINUE READING

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