Revision surgery in clubfeet

D. Atar, W. B. Lehman, A. D. Grant, A. Strongwater

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Abstract

Twenty-nine reoperated clubfeet were reviewed. The age range of the patients at the time of the revision surgery was 1-12 years. The average follow-up period was 30 months (range 9-36 months). The surgical procedure used most often in the revision surgery was complete soft tissue release alone or combined with plantar release, calcaneocuboid fusion, and capsulotomies of the navicular first-cuneiform joint and the first-cuneiform first-metatarsal joint. In 27 of 29 feet the results were considered acceptable (19 of 29 were rated excellent or good). An algorithm that suggests surgical solutions to a variety of clubfoot deformities in different age groups has been developed, as well as an objective functional rating system to evaluate long-term results in revision clubfoot surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease (2013)
Volume50
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

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