THE EFFICIENCY OF PONSETI TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL CLUB FOOT
Dr. Mohammad Ali Hossain* and Dr. S. K. Kamal Uddin
Introduction: Clubfoot is a birth defect where one or both feet are rotated inwards and downwards. The affected foot, calf, and leg may be smaller than the other. Most cases are not associated with other problems. Without treatment, people walk on the sides of their feet which cause issues with walking. The treatment of clubfoot has developed over time and can generally be divided into many approaches like: Kite method, Ponseti method, French Method and other surgical method. Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the efficiency of Ponseti Technique for the Treatment of Congenital Club foot. Method: This study was a cross sectional studywas done at tertiary medical college and hospital Bangladesh and the sample was 100 patients under Ponseti clubfoot treatment over a period of one years from 1st October 2017 to 1st October 2018. Results: During the study, most of the clubfoot patient age range is 1month-5month (57%) and lowest patient age range is 3-year 6 month-4-year age patient (.50%).casting treatment by the Ponseti method in the present study indicated that the results were good in (75%) cases, medium in (25%) cases, and poor in (5%) cases.clubfoot reoccurred only in (3%) cases. Moreover, noncompliance with the treatment was seen in (5%). In addition, the results revealed that the treatment of clubfoot by Ponseti method was successful in (92%) cases. Conclusion: From our result we can conclude that, Ponseti method is very much useful and effective treatment for clubfoot patients.
Keywords: Congenital Club foot, Ponseti Technique.
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