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Prediction of Number of Casts and Need of Tenotomy Using Pirani Score in the Management of Clubfoot.

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Summary of "Prediction of Number of Casts and Need of Tenotomy Using Pirani Score in the Management of Clubfoot."

Clubfoot also called as congenital tailpipes equinovarus is a complex ankle and foot deformity characterized by forefoot adduction and supination, midfoot cavus and hindfoot varus and equinus. It is estimated that more than 100,000 babies are born each year worldwide with clubfoot, and 80% are seen in developing nations. Different scoring systems are used for grading the severity of deformity or monitoring the natural history of clubfoot. The Pirani scoring system is now routinely used in most clubfoot clinics, including Cure Ethiopia, Children's Hospital.

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Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
ISSN: 1536-3732
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