TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2015, Cilt 14, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 189-193)

Application principles of Ponseti method in the treatment of congenital clubfoot

Mustafa Işık 1, Mehmet Subaşı 1, Burçin Karslı 1

1 Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, Gaziantep

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2015.30
Görüntüleme: 570
İndirme : 3312

Pes equinovarus is most commonly seen congenital foot deformity. Although the etiology is not identified exactly it is known that various factors have roles in it. It can be diagnosed with physical examination easily. From past to present, several concepts and modalities are practiced for treatment. Conservative treatment options became popular in the course of time because of scar tissue and joint stiffness observed after surgical procedures. Recently, Ponseti method is the most preferred conservative technique for the treatment of pes equinovarus. The aim of this method is correcting deformities, and achieving functional healing by serial casting weekly. Excellent results can be achieved with Ponseti method if the technique is applied adhering to the principles.

Anahtar Kelimeler : pes equinovarus; Ponseti method; conservative treatment