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A Literature Review of Non-Surgical Intervention for the Treatment of Idiopathic Talipes Equinovarus: A Podiatric Perspective

By J McGroggan and G Dunlop

Abstract

This article aims to discuss the current surgical and non-surgical interventions in the treatment of idiopathic talipes equinovarus. It examines the literature from 1964 to the present day and includes a detailed anatomical description of the condition. The treatment of this condition has evolved from complicated surgical procedures with low long term success rates to less traumatic closed treatments with good outcomes. The latter, specifically the Ponseti Method of treatment, has been practiced by orthopaedic surgeons in the United Kingdom for seven years now and this article examines the podiatrist’s potential role in the management of this lower limb complaint

Publisher: FAOJ Editors
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eresearch.qmu.ac.uk:1843

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