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Title: Treatment of resistant 'club foot'
Authors: Bose, K. 
Issue Date: 1975
Citation: Bose, K. (1975). Treatment of resistant 'club foot'. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 4 (1) : 44-48. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The main cause of failure is due to the persistence of the equinovarus deformity of the hind foot. If the deformity is not fully corrected at an early age, with weight bearing the deformity tends to increase and results in a poor gait. In the present series, Dwyer's calcaneal osteotomy was performed to correct the equinovarus deformity of the hind foot. Thirty four calcaneal osteotomies were performed in twenty nine feet. In five cases, the procedure had to be repeated due to inadequate correction at the initial operation. The result was considered good in ten feet and fair in nineteen. The age at which the operation was performed was from two years onwards, the average being about four years. The main advantage of this operation is that it corrects the varus of the hind foot and preserves the movements of the subtalar joints. It also does not interfere with the growth of the foot.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134259
ISSN: 03044602
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