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The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of cast material on correction of congenital idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti method.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Plaster of Paris (POP) casting using the Ponseti Method, Semi-Rigid Fiberglass softcast using the Ponseti Method
Alberta Children's Hospital
Alberta Children's Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:36-0400
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The process of producing a form or impression made of metal or plaster using a mold.
A calcium salt that is used for a variety of purposes including: building materials, as a desiccant, in dentistry as an impression material, cast, or die, and in medicine for immobilizing casts and as a tablet excipient. It exists in various forms and states of hydration. Plaster of Paris is a mixture of powdered and heat-treated gypsum.
Polymerized forms of styrene used as a biocompatible material, especially in dentistry. They are thermoplastic and are used as insulators, for injection molding and casting, as sheets, plates, rods, rigid forms and beads.
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