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Comparison of Casting Materials for the Treatment of Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method

2014-07-23 21:10:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of cast material on correction of congenital idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti method.

Description

Congenital idiopathic clubfoot is the most common congenital deformity in children. It can be a major cause of disability for children, as well as an emotional stress for parents. The Ponseti method of clubfoot correction, consisting of serial manipulations and casting, is now the gold standard of treatment. It has traditionally been described using plaster of Paris (POP) above-knee casts; however, recently semi-rigid fiberglass softcast (SRF, 3M Scotchcast) has grown in popularity. There are currently no randomized controlled trials to prove its efficacy with respect to POP.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Clubfoot

Intervention

Plaster of Paris (POP) casting using the Ponseti Method, Semi-Rigid Fiberglass softcast using the Ponseti Method

Location

Alberta Children's Hospital
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T3B 6A8

Status

Completed

Source

Alberta Children's Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:36-0400

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