TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2015, Cilt 14, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 194-197)

Principles of the use of foot abduction orthosis following the treatment of patients with Ponseti method

Altuğ Yücekul 1, Cemalettin Aksoy 1

1 Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2015.31
Görüntüleme: 511
İndirme : 823

The Ponseti method of management of idiopathic clubfeet has been adopted widely by orthopedic surgeons with high rates of success. After the initial correction, there is an extended maintenance period, during which the use of a foot abduction orthosis is recommended to minimize the risk of recurrent deformity. Conventional ankle foot orthosis alone is not effective in maintaining correction, therefore various foot abduction orthoses have been introduced. It should be kept in mind that regardless of the type of orthosis, adherence to bracing protocols is the main factor for long-term success of the treatment.

Anahtar Kelimeler : clubfoot; Ponseti; foot abduction orthosis