Md Munzur Rahman, Md Moshidur Rahman, Mirza Osman Beg, Humayun Kabir Reza, Samir Kumar Das
Talipes equinovarus or clubfoot, in the definition is a congenital deformity concludes of cavus, forefoot adduction, heel varus, ankle equinus and internal tibial torsion. The overall demographic prevalence of clubfoot was 1.30 per 1000 live births; 1.37 among non-Hispanic whites, 1.30 among Hispanics, and 1.14 among non-Hispanic blacks or African Americans. Unilateral clubfoot is somewhat more common than bilateral clubfoot and may occur as an isolated defect or in association with other disorders (eg, chromosomal aberrations, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, arthrogryposis). Our study aim was to evaluate Ponseti Method in the form of treatment of congenital idiopathic clubfoot. This was a quasi-experimental study was conducted in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh during the period from January 2018 to December 2019. Data were collected prospectively in randomized pattern from patients with idiopathic clubfoot, presenting in this hospital. Both, unilateral, bilateral were included in the study. In this study, we have treated 47 children with idiopathic clubfoot by Ponseti Method of correction of serial manipulation and casting. Among the 47 children, 24 had unilateral and 23 bilateral involvement. Male were 27 and remaining 20 were female. Most children had grade III and grade IV (Dimeglio et al grading) deformity. The mean number of casts required was 5.67 (4 to 10). Tenotomy was required for 18 patients (38.29%). The scores for the entire group ranged from 4.0 to 7.0 (of 19) and 4 to 19 (of 28) in the Dimeglio classification. Pirani scores for the age group 0- 6 months were 4.45, 6 months to 1 year were 5.29 and 1-2 years were 5.65 respectively. The results were excellent in 37 (79 %), good in 7 (14 %) and inefficient in 3 (6 %). Initial and final scores were statistically evaluated with paired „ Tâ€Ÿ test with a „ Tâ€Ÿ value of 37.13 with a „ Pâ€Ÿ value of less than 0.001. Thus there was a significant reduction in the score from the pre level because of intervention. Results: Similar good results and low requirement for surgical interventions other than Achilles tenotomy, which forms part of the Ponseti regimen, were found. In terms of number of patients, the success rate is 93.6% and in terms of the number of feet the success rate is 93.6%. This study demonstrates that treatment of congenital talipes equine varus by conservative management of Ponseti Method can considered as one of the most common and effective treatment method.
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