Correction of persistent clubfoot deformities with the Ilizarov external fixator. Experience in 10 previously operated feet followed for 2-5 years.
1996 (English)In: Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6470, Vol. 67, no 3, 283-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We reviewed the outcome in 10 idiopathic clubfeet in 7 patients treated with the Ilizarov external fixator (IEF) for persistent foot deformities after previous surgery. After follow-up of a median of 40 (25-56) months, 6 patients/parents were satisfied with the results and most of them reported better walking capacity and fewer problems finding shoes that fit. Severe equinus deformity was seen in 9/10 feet prior to treatment in the IEF and in no foot at follow-up. However, persistent reduction of ankle joint motion, limited walking capacity and intermittent pain were commonly found.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 67, no 3, 283-7 p.
Research subject Orthopaedics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105158PubMedID: 8686470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-105158DiVA: diva2:220613