Use of the Foot Abduction Orthosis Following Ponseti Casts: Is It Essential?

  title={Use of the Foot Abduction Orthosis Following Ponseti Casts: Is It Essential?},
  author={M. Thacker and D. Scher and D. Sala and H. V. van Bosse and D. Feldman and W. Lehman},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics},
  • M. Thacker, D. Scher, +3 authors W. Lehman
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the need for the use of a foot abduction orthosis (FAO) in the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti technique. Forty-four idiopathic clubfeet were treated with casting using the Ponseti method followed by FAO application. Compliance was defined as full-time FAO use for 3 months and part-time use subsequently. Noncompliance was failure to fulfill the criteria during the first 9 months after casting. Feet were rated according to the Dimeglio… CONTINUE READING
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