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Perfusion is Not Measurably Decreased in Idiopathic Clubfoot.

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Vascular aberration has been accepted as a potential etiology of clubfoot, and abnormal vasculature has been observed in as high as 85% of children with severe clubfoot. The perfusion index (PI) corresponds to the ratio of pulsatile to nonpulsatile blood flow at a monitoring site and can be used to quantify perfusion of the extremities. The purpose of this study was to use PI to compare the perfusion of clubfeet to controls in order to further assess the role of abnormal vasculature in clubfoot.

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Name: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease (2013)
ISSN: 2328-5273
Pages: 203-206

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