Assessment of Clubfoot Treatment Using Movement Analysis

Lori A. Karol, Kelly A. Jeans

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Abstract

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity of the foot that has traditionally been treated operatively. In recent years, a shift in ideology has shifted standard practice away from surgical management, to a nonoperative approach, gaining correction through gentle stretching and positioning or casting of the foot. Nonoperative treatment for clubfoot using the Ponseti casting protocol has become more prevalent in expanding areas of the world. Outcomes reported following clubfoot treatment, typically focus on both a clinical assessment and radiographic results. Recent work has shown Gait Analysis to be a useful and objective tool to assess functional outcome following both surgical and nonoperative approaches. The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of gait analysis in the assessment of outcome of clubfoot treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-232
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Club foot
  • Gait analysis
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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