The diagnosis and treatment of deformity combinations in clubfeet.

  • Gregg Simons
  • Published 1980 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research

Abstract

Analytical radiography enables the surgeon to plan, carry out, and verify correction of the clubfoot once conservative treatment has reached a plateau. The method helps the surgeon to diagnose the presence of one of the 7 possible deformity combinations and choose the appropriate steps of the progressive surgical approach. The method allows the surgeon to ascertain whether he has achieved correction or whether he has achieved correction or whether the next step in the progressive approach is required. Finally, because it is possible to determine the results of surgery with this method, the incidence of recurrent clubfeet may be considerably reduced. To obtain intra-operative films requires a minimal increase in operative time and greatly increases the probability of full correction with only a single operative intervention.

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@article{Simons1980TheDA, title={The diagnosis and treatment of deformity combinations in clubfeet.}, author={Gregg Simons}, journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research}, year={1980}, volume={150}, pages={229-44} }