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Long-term results of the operative treatment of clubfoot: a representative study.
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PMID:  9642705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study reports the long-term results of operative treatment of clubfoot. Of the patients who underwent posteromedial release for congenital clubfoot between 1972 and 1975 at the Medical University in Pécs, Hungary, 41 feet of 30 patients have been under control examination. Control consisted of the distribution of questionnaires, physical examination, and in some cases, radiologic analysis. At an average of 20 years postsurgery, good clinical results were observed in 31 (75%) feet. In these patients, satisfying foot form and good function were achieved, yet the characteristic atrophy of the calf and shortening of the foot were visible. Abnormal conditions were found in 10 feet, consisting of overcorrection in 6 and undercorrection in 4 cases. Subjective judgment of the patients was considerably better; only 5 (12%) feet had no satisfying results. Data of feet in an incorrect position were analyzed and compared with other cases. In cases of feet operated on in patients aged > or = 1 year and in patients who underwent multiple operations, abnormalities were found in a significantly higher percentage.
J Kránicz; P Than; T Kustos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0147-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-17     Completed Date:  1998-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, University Medical School, Pécs, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Clubfoot / diagnosis,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Gait / physiology
Patient Satisfaction
Range of Motion, Articular
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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