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Year : 1980  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-98

Early Surgery In The Management Of Congenital Talipes Equino-Varus



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R. C Mohanti


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The results of treatment of congenital talipes equino-varus remain unsatisfactory inspite of various methods of treatment available as advocated by different surgeons from time to time. Even in the best hands the outcome is not always certain. Factors responsible for such an outcome are primarily the soft tissue contracture and distortion of arrangement of bones of the foot. It is made still worse by bringing the child late for the treatment, particularly so in our country. Club foot can be treated by both conservative and operative methods. Success has been claimed equally for both. It is also a known fact that relapse of the deformity can occur in both forms of treatment. Conservative treatment is often time consuming and patients in our country due to economic reasons cannot afford to attend the hospital for a long time. In addition, there are some rigid feet which resist conservative treatment. The results of surgical treatment can also be unsatisfactory specially if it is done for late and neglected cases when the ligaments and bones remain no more pliable. Any form of treatment to be successful must be done early if proper correction is to be achieved. Hence, there have been more and more attempts at operating these feet as early as possible. In the present work the results of early surgery on 30 patients with talipes equino-varus deformity are reported.


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