May 6th, 2012 → 2:02 am @ admin
Clubfoot is a relatively common birth defect in which there is a deformity of the foot. There are many different treatment options for clubfoot. The two main options are surgery and the Ponseti Technique. The Ponseti method for clubfoot has only become popular in the last 10 yrs but was widely used in east Europe prior to that. The Ponseti approach uses stretching and mobilization to try and move the foot towards a more corrected position. After this a plaster cast is applied to hold it there. This process is repeated, usually weekly, over several months until the desired correction is achieved. The evidence of this Ponseti method is good which is why it is so widely used. Unfortunately, a few still need surgeries to achieve full correction, but not as many as in the past.
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