Club foot / Congenital talipes Equino varus (CTEV)
It is commonest congenital foot abnormality it occurs once in every 1000 live births.
It may be
- Idiopathic clubfoot
- Secondary clubfoot
Correction of clubfoot
These are splints made of plastic moulded in such way that when tied with straps, it keeps a corrected position.
b)Dennis -Brown splint (DB splint):
This is a splint to hold the foot in the correct position. It is used throughout the day before the child starts walking. Once he starts walking, a DB splint is used at night, and CTEV shoes during the day.
c) CTEV shoes:
These are modified shoes, used a once a child starts walking. The following modifications are made in shoe.
a)straight inner border to prevent forefoot adduction.
J. Maheshwari. Essential of Orthopedics
Dr. M. Sakthi Sridevi [ B.P.T, M.I.A.P ]