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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 11, No. 3, 2011, pp. 444-448
Bioline Code: hs11091
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2011, pp. 444-448

 en Physiotherapy management of an infant with Bilateral Congenital Talipes Equino varus
Ezeukwu, AO & Maduagwu, SM


Background: Clinicians are constantly seeking for the most ideal option in the management of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV), especially among infants.
Objective: This case report presents the outcome of a one year Physiotherapy management of an infant with Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV).
Methods: Management commenced 48 hours after birth. During the first three months, passive stretching and strapping techniques were employed. Subsequently, plaster of Paris cast was applied using the serial plastering approach. Stretching continued each time the cast was removed for replacement.
Results: Follow up after one year showed that the child could walk with apparently normal gait and there was no residual deformity
Conclusion: There is need for more enlightenment on the importance of early referral of CTEV cases for Physiotherapy care.

Physiotherapy, talipes equinovarus, passive stretching, strapping

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