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open-access-imgOpen AccessSurgical Correction of Foot Deformity in Children under 3 Years of Age
Ilya Krestyashin,
Aleksander Yu Razumovskiy,
Vladimir M Krestyashin,
Ivan I. Kuzhelivskiy,
Aleksander Isakov,
M. V. Fedorov,
Natalia Polunina
Publication year2021
Aim. The study aimed to improve the outcomes for surgical correction of talipes equinovarus in children using the Ponseti method, as well as vertical talus correction using the Dobbs method combined with massage, physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise. Material and methods. In the period from 2015 to 2020, 109 children were examined and treated at the Filatov City Children’s Hospital, Moscow. Results. The study has revealed that without timely correction the orthopedic foot pathology in children is often accompanied by pain, functional changes and a high risk of developing disability in a child, which determines a high social significance of this nosology. After a comprehensive assessment and a combination of conservative and surgical correction techniques, the congenital foot deformity in all children was completely eliminated. Conclusion. The Ponseti method is required to be carefully adhered to in order to achieve a complete pes equino-varus correction. Early start of correction of changes is effective.
Subject(s)alternative medicine , clubfoot , congenital talipes equinovarus , deformity , foot (prosody) , foot deformity , linguistics , massage , medicine , orthopedic surgery , pathology , philosophy , physical therapy , ponseti method , surgery , tendon , tenotomy

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